This is the full video released and produced by Civic Couch in association with the Easy Reader. This is the South Bay. This stretch of beach is known for its million dollar homes, beautiful people, beach volleyball and surfing. The South Bay consists of fickle surf spots. A slight change in the swell or […]
“Team Chris”, consisting of Chris Frohoff, Chris Brown and Chris Wells, along with their non-Chris friends attacked a fun windswell in Hermosa Beach on November 28th. Fingers crossed that we get some of the larger swells that we saw last season.
First installment of sandpipertv.com. The surfing took place mostly in LA, with clips around CA and ending off on Oahu. Edited by Mike Pagan.
Dane Zaun avoids chasing the elusive swells of this El Nino winter and sticks to running out front of his South Bay pad with friends. Cinematography & Edit – Tyler Haft Additional Cinematography – Brendan Calder | Greg Browning | John DeTemple | Scott Smith
This is Civic Couch’s sixth episode in its series “Chasing El Nino,” presented by Manhattan Beach Toyota and the Easy Reader. It was filmed during the first half of March by Civic Couch’s Brad Jacobson. In Chasing El Nino, Jacobson documents what the El Nino winter means for surfers, our beaches and surrounding areas. At the end of […]
Civic Couch feature series Chasing El Nino presented by Easy Reader and Manhattan Beach Toyota. This is our most unique episode yet. This entire episode was shot in one, memorable day. February 5, 2016 brought big waves and good to great shape. Matt Meistrell, Chris Wells, Dane Zaun, Scott Johnsen, Chris Frohoff, Steve Howe, Jamie Meistrell, […]
by Ed Solt Photos by Saul Zaragoza Redondo Union High School and Palos Verdes High were tied for second in the South Bay High School Surf League when they met last Friday at the Hermosa Beach Pier. “These teams are the most evenly matched in the league,” League director Dickie O’Reilly said before the meet. The […]
by Ed Solt all photos by Brad Jacobson of CivicCouch.com After a week in which the ocean reminded them that she still can get flat, local surfers were greeted by a surprisingly strong northwestern El Niño winter swell Friday morning. What made this particular swell unique is that it fell well under the radar […]
“Surfing big waves isn’t only about the actual act of catching big waves. It’s about making the decisions to drop everything and being at the right place at the right time.” — Scotty Bredesen by Eddie Solt The buoys were banging. It was the first big swell of the season. Ocean Beach, just south of […]
by Ed Solt El Niño is in full effect. The South Bay Scholastic Surfing Association league director Dickie O’Reilly and league coaches have their hands full. The decision to give the “go” on a contest is made the night before each contest. “It’s been a winter of never-ending swell,” as deemed by O’Reilly. The right call was […]
This is Civic Couch’s second episode in its “Chasing El Nino” series. This episode features some of the largest waves to hit the South Bay this winter. In Chasing El Nino, videographer Brad Jacobson documents what the El Nino winter means for surfers, our beaches and surrounding areas. At the end of the surf season they will be […]
by Ed Solt All photos by Saul Zaragoza After a wave abundant winter break, the South Bay Scholastic Surfing Association presented by Subaru Pacific resumed its season at Torrance Beach on Friday, January 14th. With a four and one record, Palos Verdes High School took to the water against undefeated Mira Costa. “It is the […]
On Saturday January 16, all 11 schools in the South Bay Scholastic Surfing Association competed at the Hermosa Beach Pier in the league’s Annual Team Challenge. Surf was consistently fun with waist to chest sized waves. “The team challenge is an unique event,” said SBBSA League Director Dickie O’Reilly. “Each surf team picks three shortboarders, one bodyboarder, one boy’s […]
Civic Couch and Easy Reader are documenting the 2015-2016 El Nino Surf season through separate episodes shot across Southern California. Volume 1 was shot between January 6 through the 11th. This is an ongoing series and Civic Couch will select the best clips and combine them for a full length video. This is the first episode and features surfers: […]
by Ed Solt Merlyn “Sy” Symons arrived in the South Bay following his service in WWII in order to go to work for Douglas Aircraft in El Segundo. He spent the rest of his life immersed in the two cultures that would define the South Bay, aviation and surf culture. Symons died on December 28. […]