On Saturday August 29th, Bing Copeland paid a visit to Dive N’ Surf in Redondo Beach reuniting with his Bing Surfboards Surf team, Bing Surfboards Craftsmen, and many other associates and surf legends from the last 50 plus years. In correspondence with the team reunion, the Vintage Longboard Collectors Club held their annual South Bay […]
All photos by Mark Cole On Tuesday August 25th local surfers gathered at the King Harbor Brewing Company’s Waterfront Tasting Room for the launch of KHBC’s “Surf Club Night” in collaboration with local surf company Hippy Tree “Surf & Stone” clothing. “Hippy Tree and its green tree emblem is synonymous with the South Bay, “ […]
“Boat 86, we’re going to need you to slow your paddler down, okay?” said Ronnie Meistrell, captain of Disappearance.
“Disappearance, we hear you,” said the muffled voice on the other end of the radio’s channel 68. “We’re letting him know right now.”
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 […]
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,” […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ed Nelson’s fellow lifeguards, fellow members of the South Bay Wheelmen and fellow Los Angeles Peninsula Swimmers held an early morning “Weed Wackers” bike ride ride and then swam and paddled out at Torrance Beach for a scattering of his ashes in the sea.
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]