Eddie Solt

Bing Copeland surf team to reunite

Bing Copeland surf team to reunite

Dive N’ Surf will be honoring legendary surfer and surfboard shaper Bing Copeland Saturday with a Bing Surfboards Reunion in conjunction with the Vintage Longboard Club Swap Meet from noon to 4 p.m. The event will bring together past and current Bing Surfboard teamriders, craftsmen, and associates as well as other surf icons. “Bing is […]

 Eddie Solt

Surfers send off Griff Houston in a celebration

Surfers send off Griff Houston in a celebration

On August 22 surfers from all over Southern California came to pay their respects to Griff Houston,  who passed away on June 27. Houston was a lifelong resident of Hermosa Beach and a founding member of the Bay Cities Surf Club, one of the original surfing clubs of the 1960s. “He started surfing in 1958,” […]

 Eddie Solt

“Source” Surf film featuring local Surf Star Dane Zaun [VIDEO]

“Source” Surf film featuring local Surf Star Dane Zaun [VIDEO]

Source is a short surf film based in the industrial filled beaches of Los Angeles. Dane Zaun stays in his familiar beaches of his hometown and is gifted with moments of magic despite its reputation. Surfer – Dane Zaun Cinematography / Edit – Tyler Haft Soundtrack – “Ambient Guitar” performed by Alex Weinstein “Song of […]

 Special Contributor

“Knobs,” A Surf Short filmed at Redondo Beach. [SURF VIDEO]

“Knobs,” A Surf Short filmed at Redondo Beach. [SURF VIDEO]

If you did not attend the 2015 Beach Shorts Film Festival at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse this last Saturday, here’s one of the shorts that got very loud applause…and heckling (It’s a surf film, so it’s expected). Filmed over three days at the Avenues in Redondo Beach and “Gotham Point” at Torrance Beach,  “Knobs” was […]

 Eddie Solt

Surf Video Featuring South Bay Rising Shredder Kyle Brown

Surf Video Featuring South Bay Rising Shredder Kyle Brown

featuring nineteen year old Kyle Brown carving and flying his way through various waves from Los Angeles to San Diego. music by The Allah-Las and Dirty Art Club. Directed/Filmed/Edited by Cory Gehr / corygehrphoto.com The Gehrden

 Eddie Solt

A Swell Show: 2015 Beach Shorts Film Fest this Saturday

A Swell Show: 2015 Beach Shorts Film Fest this Saturday

Local surf filmmakers show their work at the Beach Shorts Film Fest Surfers are gearing to pack the Hermosa Beach Playhouse this Saturday for the 9th annual Beach Shorts Film Fest, a unique event showcasing six to eight minute “shorts” made by amateur filmmakers documenting nearly every aspect of the local surf scene. “We have […]

 Special Contributor

The Redondo Beach Mermaid in Fiji: Swimming with Sharks

The Redondo Beach Mermaid in Fiji: Swimming with Sharks

photos and words by Tessa Ptacek As one of the many perks of working for the best company in the world, Dive N’ Surf and Body Glove, recently I was able to check one of my bucket trips off my list when I was able to go to Fiji for 17 days. I went to […]

 Mike Purpus

Pipeline: West and Beck Adler [PHOTOS]

Pipeline: West and Beck Adler [PHOTOS]

In this year’s South Bay Boardriders Surf Contest  season,  Beck Adler had total control over the Grom Division and was a consistent finalist in the Boy’s Division. Beck’s older brother West was in every Longboard Division Final. I met the Adler brother’s dad, Gary, at the SBBC “King of the South Bay” contest and told […]

 Eddie Solt

South Bay Boardrider’s Surf Club Presents: Grom Q&A with Finn Bertino

South Bay Boardrider’s Surf Club Presents: Grom Q&A with Finn Bertino

Lives in Hermosa Beach 10 years old 4’5” tall Hermosa Valley School – 5th Grade Sponsors:  Spyder Surfboards and Rip Curl Surfs on a 4’6” Custom Spyder Board “My dad says I can’t lose as long as I’m having fun.”   What do you eat in the morning to fire you up to go surf? […]

 Eddie Solt

Surfers’ Stomp: Riviera Mexican Grill

Surfers’ Stomp: Riviera Mexican Grill

Photos by Ed Solt A Dewey Weber “Performer Model,” a Greg Noll “Da Cat Model,” a Rick “UFO,” a Bing “David Nuuhiwa Model,” and a Hap Jacobs Balsa as well as other local surf memorabilia adorn the ceilings and the walls of the Riviera Mexican Grill in the Riviera Village of Redondo Beach. While many restaurants […]

 Eddie Solt

2015 International Surf Festival: Surf Contest

2015 International Surf Festival: Surf Contest

The cement in the foundation of surf culture was first poured at the Manhattan Beach pier starting in the in the 1940s. In addition to being one of the first popular surf spots, Dale Velzy surfed and shaped underneath the pier before renting out a storefront a block up on Manhattan Beach Avenue. In the […]

 Eddie Solt

Van Hamersveld and Me.

Van Hamersveld and Me.

I wasn’t really prepared to do an interview let alone even exist on that Monday. A miscommunication in scheduling further added to my scatteredness as I bombed south down PCH with a gas gauge flirting with E, a power steering leak that left it’s mark at every location, and a tranny a quart or two […]

 Special Contributor

Surfing 4a Cure 2015

Surfing 4a Cure 2015

by Brendan Simmons On July 19, 2015 the Young and Brave foundation hosted the 4th annual Surfing 4a Cure event at Torrance Beach to raise funds and awareness toward pediatric cancer research. Surfing 4a Cure is a surf relay where multiple teams gather for 6 hours of surfing and take turns in and out of […]

 Brad Jacobson

July Gloom at the Manhattan Beach Pier [VIDEO]

The last couple weeks have been tough, small waves and gloomy weather.  Most surfers peaked up when they saw on the surf report that there was a small swell coming.  We ran down to the Manhattan Beach Pier and caught Bobby Kithcart, Noah Collins, Chris Wells, Kyle Brown, Hudson Ritchie and others frothing for some […]

 Eddie Solt

Surf Sleds: Rock’s 1978 Volkswagen Convertible Bug

Surf Sleds: Rock’s 1978 Volkswagen Convertible Bug

All photos by Mark Kawakami With his Becker triple stringer in the passenger seat popping out from the drop top, surfer Rock Donahue, sporting his trademark visor, is a regular checking out the breaks from El Porto to Torrance Beach in his red 1978 Volkswagen Convertible Bug. It’s the only way he’s gotten around since getting […]

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