Surfing

Groms rise to challenge in challenging surf at Dive N’ Surf SB Boardriders contest
 May 1, 2016  Kevin Cody

Groms rise to challenge in challenging surf at Dive N’ Surf SB Boardriders contest

In conditions that that even most experienced surfers would pass on, nearly 100 groms (ages 5 to 12) competed in the Dive N' Surf South Bay Boardriders surf contest at 45th Street in Manhattan Beach. Judging from the expressions on their faces, the groms were fearless and had a blast.…

LA County Lifeguard Cunningham led fight to open beaches
 May 1, 2016  Kevin Cody

LA County Lifeguard Cunningham led fight to open beaches

Jerry Cunningham was a Los Angeles County lifeguard for 38 years, an alternate on the 1952 U.S. Olympic water polo team, a world champion body surfer in his age group at 65 and competed in the Two-Mile Dwight Crum Pier to Pier Swim from the age of 40 until he turned 76 in 2005. A lifeguard memorial service in Cunningham’s honor will be held Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. at Torrance Beach.…

Local photographer John DeTemple shoots Keala Kennelly, Jamie O’Brien at Teahupoo
 April 29, 2016  Ryan McDonald

Local photographer John DeTemple shoots Keala Kennelly, Jamie O’Brien at Teahupoo

Hermosa Beach photographer John DeTemple spends a lot of time looking inside the tube. As the creative director for Red Bull’s popular web series “Who…

Snapped at Jaws: Photographer Brent Broza captures a monster, and the award for shooting the largest wave ever paddled
 April 28, 2016  Ryan McDonald

Snapped at Jaws: Photographer Brent Broza captures a monster, and the award for shooting the largest wave ever paddled

by Ryan McDonald In earlier times, a photographer wouldn’t know how good a shot was until making it to the darkroom. But on January 15,…

Surfin’ back to the ’80s:  Spyder Surf Quiksilver Triple Crown of Retro Surfing
 April 25, 2016  Sean Carroll

Surfin’ back to the ’80s: Spyder Surf Quiksilver Triple Crown of Retro Surfing

“What makes this contest different from the others," Spyder founder Dennis Jarvis said of South Bay Quiksilver Triple Crown of Retro Surfing on Saturday, "is that the boards are older, they’re dinged up. You have to surf a board from the '80s. They’re totally different to ride than the boards nowadays, ‘cause this was the experimental phase of surfing. So when you see the guys out here, some are kinda bogging down and some are really rippin.' "…

 Kevin Cody

Women stand out in windy Surf Concepts/SB Boardriders contest in Manhattan Beach

Women stand out in windy Surf Concepts/SB Boardriders contest in Manhattan Beach

When the South Bay Boardriders Surf Series began six years ago, organizers were criticized for not having enough women competitors. The club responded by adding women’s divisions and the women responded by ratcheting up their numbers and level of competition each year.

 Eddie Solt

Streaking at El Porto: 657 DAYS OF SURFING

Streaking at El Porto: 657 DAYS OF SURFING

By Ed Solt Six hundred and fifty seven days ago, local longboarder Jeremy Porfilio felt it was do or die for his freedom to surf. He’d heard a rumor that the company he worked for was relocating its entire operation to a more business accommodating and welcoming Midwest state. Ten days here or two weeks…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

El Nino 2016 gives Becker SBBC a break in Manhattan Beach

El Nino 2016 gives Becker SBBC a break in Manhattan Beach

Photographer Steve Gaffney captures the action and the fun during the Becker/South Bay Boardriders contest at 26th Street in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, April 2016.

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