Surfing

Japanese pros challenge locals at SB Boardriders Jack’s contest in Manhattan Beach
 March 29, 2017  Kevin Cody

Japanese pros challenge locals at SB Boardriders Jack’s contest in Manhattan Beach

Chris Michalak barely fended off three fellow World Surf League pros from Japan to win the open men's division at the SB Boardriders Club Jack's Surf contest in Manattan Beach…

Hippy Tree Presents: A Moment Longer featuring Tommy Witt [VIDEO]
 March 27, 2017  Eddie Solt

Hippy Tree Presents: A Moment Longer featuring Tommy Witt [VIDEO]

Last spring Tommy Witt and filmmaker Evan Adamson took a trip to visit their amigo Benny Geren down south, where they were welcomed with warm…

Alaskan Surf Adventure with Alex Gray and Anthony Walsh [VIDEO]
 March 21, 2017  Eddie Solt

Alaskan Surf Adventure with Alex Gray and Anthony Walsh [VIDEO]

The Aleutian Islands are a chain of islands that extend west from southern Alaska; they’re known for their extreme weather and nasty seas—the Pacific to…

SBBC Becker Surf contest photo gallery by Steve Gaffney
 March 5, 2017  Kevin Cody

SBBC Becker Surf contest photo gallery by Steve Gaffney

Surfers in the South Bay Boardriders Club Becker Surf contest made generally weak waves look good. Or maybe it was photographer Steve Gaffney who made the waves look good.…

South Bay Boardriders Becker Surf contest in Manhattan Beach tests small wave surfing
 February 26, 2017  Kevin Cody

South Bay Boardriders Becker Surf contest in Manhattan Beach tests small wave surfing

The decision to hold the SBBC Becker Surf Contest proved to be the right one, despite the small surf, which was blamed on the "Balzer Curse." Just days before the contest Balzer resigned as contest director from the club he founded in 2009. …

 Morgan Sliff

Love Started With a Trip: A Week of Surf and Stories in Nicaragua

Love Started With a Trip:  A Week of Surf and Stories in Nicaragua

by Morgan Sliff Love can be felt in many contexts.  Its sensations aren’t just bound by the story of two star-crossed companions — love is the foundation in a group of close friends.  And for a specific group of South Bay wanderers this past week, love started with a trip.  A trip to a dirt […]

 Kevin Cody

Browning caps young career with Hermosa Beach Bear Back surf title

Browning caps young career with Hermosa Beach Bear Back surf title

Jimmy Young, founder/director of the prestigious Hermosa Beach Bear Back Invitational contest looked at the draining, overhead barrels Saturday morning at 16th Street in Hermosa Beach and wondered aloud whether the annual Super Bowl Sunday weekend contest should be postponed. The Pitcher House owner was concerned about liability.Greg Browning looked at the same draining barrels, breaking on a waist deep sand bar and said, “Look at those spitting barrels.”

 Brad Jacobson

Worth The Wait – Best Surfing Day of the Year So Far (video)

Worth The Wait – Best Surfing Day of the Year So Far (video)

This is the second part of a swell that rolled into the South Bay this week.  The first part of the swell (see previous video) brought some fun, head high + waves into the South Bay on Tuesday, Jan. 24th. This video was shot on Wednesday, Jan 25th and had a little more punch and […]

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