Surfing

Post, Gibson, Leininger, Robinson inducted into Hermosa Beach Surfer’s Walk of Fame
 August 24, 2016  Ryan McDonald

Post, Gibson, Leininger, Robinson inducted into Hermosa Beach Surfer’s Walk of Fame

Four new members were inducted into the Surfer’s Walk of Fame in a ceremony on Hermosa Beach’s Pier Plaza Saturday morning. Stretching from the era of no wetsuits to neon wetsuits, the latest additions spanned multiple generations and showcased the breadth of South Bay surfing achievement.…

Pond strong: Lifeguard Kyle Pond fights leukemia, with a little help from his friends
 August 24, 2016  Eddie Solt

Pond strong: Lifeguard Kyle Pond fights leukemia, with a little help from his friends

  By Ed Solt Until that day in May, the strongest fever local surf star and LA County Lifeguard Kyle Pond had ever felt was…

Spyder Surfboards opens new shop in downtown Manhattan Beach
 August 24, 2016  Eddie Solt

Spyder Surfboards opens new shop in downtown Manhattan Beach

By Ed Solt Spyder Surfboards founder Dennis Jarvis is bringing a storefront back to an area influential in the growth of surf culture, downtown Manhattan…

Sandal Tan: Pro Surfer Alex Gray abroad in sunny locations [SURF VIDEO]
 August 23, 2016  Eddie Solt

Sandal Tan: Pro Surfer Alex Gray abroad in sunny locations [SURF VIDEO]

Local Pro Surfer Alex Gray getting tubed in the Southern Hemisphere perpetuating his sandal tan. Credit turkeymelt.com…

Endless Session, Day 403: Surfing through Sunrise
 August 22, 2016  Morgan Sliff

Endless Session, Day 403: Surfing through Sunrise

  by Morgan Sliff The man floating next to me, Moe, said “Turn around.”  I knew what was behind me, as I had been locked…

 Eddie Solt

HB Surfing Walk of Fame: Kelly Gibson Leads in the Surf Industry

HB Surfing Walk of Fame: Kelly Gibson Leads in the Surf Industry

Rip Curl USA CEO and Surf Industry Manufacturers Association President Kelly Gibson has become part of Hermosa Beach’s broadening surf culture legacy. The Class of ‘83 Mira Costa graduate will be inducted into the Hermosa Beach Surfing Walk of Fame on August 20. Fittingly, he will join fellow ‘80s pro surfer Ted Robinson, former Hermosa […]

 Kevin Cody

HB Surfing Walk of Fame: Pioneer Hermosa Beach surfer Chip Post credits his youth surfing to his career in public service

HB Surfing Walk of Fame: Pioneer Hermosa Beach surfer Chip Post credits his youth surfing to his career in public service

by Kevin Cody During the summer of 1962, Chip Post was with Roy Breen in his Ford in the alley behind Post’s home on 17th Street in Hermosa Beach, when the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ Safari” came on the radio. “My first thought was, wow, surfing’s on the radio. My next thought was, it’s over. It’s […]

 Mike Purpus

Surfer Walk of Fame inductee Leininger was surfing stalwart

Surfer Walk of Fame inductee Leininger was surfing stalwart

by Mike Purpus John Leininger almost certainly has sold more surfboards than anyone else in the South Bay’s storied surf industry. Shortly after graduating from Bishop Montgomery High School in the mid-’60s, Leininger went to work for Walt Slike and Jim Wells at Skeg Surf Shop at 1st Street and Hermosa Avenue, in Hermosa Beach. […]

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