On Saturday, October 25th, the South Bay High School Surf League kick’s off at 26th St., Manhattan Beach.
“The Kick Off Classic is the perfect contest for each high school team coach to evaluate the team’s talent, “said Chris Broman, Head Judge. “It factors in their decision on who’s surfing in the contests for the season.” Read more »
Over 100 friends and family members gathered Thursday night at the end of the Hermosa Beach pier to celebrate the life of Skylar Nelson, who passed away October 6. Nelson was would have been 23 on October 17. He died in his sleep, apparently from a seizure, for which he took medication. Read more »
This October 2nd at 7:00 PM, local South Bay surf film maker, Jason Baffa will be showing his latest film, Bella Vita, at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse. Baffa, whose previous surf documentaries “Singlefin:yellow” and “One California Day” are a quintessential part of surf culture, captures Palos Verdes’ Chris Del Moro’s journey through his ancestral Italian homeland as he comes immersed in the burgeoning Italian Surf Culture. Read more »
The beach was decorated with posters and photo collages of Jay. Flowers adorned the side of the pier. Classic lowriders were laid out in the adjoining parking lot. Family, friends, and fans came out to the Venice Beach Pier on Labor Day weekend from all over the world to celebrate Jay's life with a memorial paddle out and skate supper session. Read more »
Famed big wave rider Greg Long will be talking surf story and discussing his beliefs in sustainable and environmentally conscious surfboards and surf products Thursday night in Hermosa Beach, the birthplace of surfboard manufacturing. Read more »
My old friend, red hot 70’s and 80’s surfer, and Malibu’s head haunch for the last 35 years, Allen Sarlo strolls up my apartment stairs with his son Colton close behind. Alan’s presence is intimidating with his stocky varsity wrestler build while Colton has to duck coming in the front door. My first impression of Colton; is this the junior Sarlo or “Big Brawny” from the paper towel commercials. Read more »
Woodys, station wagons, bitchin’ old boards, and vintage surf paraphernalia were swapped, shopped, and shown off at Dive N’ Surf last Saturday for the Longboard Collector’s Club hosted Vintage Surfboard Swap Meet.
“It was a great event,” said local longboard ace Mike Siordia. “I’m launching my own fin company, Stateside Fins, and it was nice to check out the different fins for inspiration.” Read more »
The surf sound of the early 60s (not be confused with the instrumentals of Dick Dale, The Venture’s, and others) became more on the topic of hot rods and drag races by the mid-60s. The sweet harmony of vocals and upbeat rhythms pioneered by the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean began to sing about “Little Deuce Coupes,” and “Drag City” while Ronnie and The Daytona’s praised Pontiac’s newest factory hot rod in “Little GTO.” On the 50th anniversary of the GTO, Dennis Levine’s rag top with a four-on-the-floor, 389, and tri-power is the perfect example that inspired that generation and generations to come. Read more »
A decade ago about the same time George Barreto opened George’s Barber shop in El Segundo after 12 years of being a barber (22 in total), George bought a project ‘62 Ranchero with the dream of building it. As his business became a stable on Richmond St., his fixed-up “Ranch” glowing of turquoise underneath the shade of the trees is a daily fixture out front. Read more »