Eddie Solt

Local Surf Star Matt Pagan gets “Loose” [SURF VIDEO]

Local Surf Star Matt Pagan gets “Loose” [SURF VIDEO]

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.

 Eddie Solt

Out Front: Highlights of Local Surf Star Dane Zaun’s El Nino

Out Front: Highlights of Local Surf Star Dane Zaun’s El Nino

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

 Kevin Cody

Challenge answered: Angelo Luhrsen wins South Bay Big Wave Challenge + Finalist photos

Challenge answered: Angelo Luhrsen wins South Bay Big Wave Challenge + Finalist photos

Angelo Luhrsen and his number one surf bro and fellow big wave charger Connor Beatty could not decide whether to paddle out or not. The Redondo Breakwall was macking. The other Breakwall locals were sitting on the wall, watching. Spectators were gathered on the beach next to the Chart House, drawn by the Thursday, January […]

 Mike Purpus

A Purpus Endless Summer: 60s and 70s surf star Mike Purpus is inspired by Bruce Brown’s “The Endless Summer”

by Mike Purpus In the early 1960s, surf movie posters were hung in the windows of all the hangouts. Hermosa Beach’s Foster’s Freeze, Winchell’s Donuts, (both long gone) and Mickey’s Deli (still kicking) and Stan’s Liquor Store in Manhattan Beach (also long gone) were just a few of the establishments with posters in the window. […]

 Eddie Solt

The return of “The Endless Summer”

Director Bruce Brown and his classic film celebrate its 50th year at the South Bay Film and Music Festival by Ed Solt It’s hard not to see the South Bay’s presence in Bruce Brown’s “The Endless Summer”, the groundbreaking 1966 film that introduced authentic surf culture to the masses. During the opening sequence introducing “the […]

 Eddie Solt

South High’s Parker Browning lives up to a family surf legacy

South High’s Parker Browning  lives up to a family surf legacy

All photos courtesy the Browning family by Ed Solt Parker Browning is part of a surf legacy if he so chooses. His father is Greg Browning. The senior Browning was the South Bay’s part of the “Momentum Generation,” a crew of surfers that included young guns Kelly Slater, Shane Dorian and Rob Machado who were […]

 Eddie Solt

Secret Goldfish: Footage of local up-and-coming surfer Wil Reid

Secret Goldfish: Footage of local up-and-coming surfer Wil Reid

From Robots in Space: This short surfing film is called “Secret Goldfish.” The title was taken from a story the main character’s brother in “Catcher In The Rye” wrote. As we flew into Miami to catch our connecting flight to Nicaragua, I was reading the book. Flying into Florida airspace, we hit turbulence. Not just normal […]

 Eddie Solt

Spyder Surf Fest: Surf Fest to celebrate beach culture

Spyder Surf Fest: Surf Fest to celebrate beach culture

Spyder Surf Fest will celebrate local surf culture for the ninth consecutive year Saturday on Pier Plaza, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival will showcase the hottest surfers, brands, fashion, and music. “As in years past, Spyder Surf Fest is all about the industry and families getting together and having fun as we […]

 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 […]

 Eddie Solt

Rowan rides anything for PVHS surf team

Rowan rides anything for PVHS surf team

by: Ed Solt Palos Verdes High School’s Jack Rowan took to the longboard, shortboard, and bodyboard for the past four years as a multi-threat for the Sea Kings. In his high school career, the senior’s ability to adapt to his own self-shaped surf craft made him one of the standouts in the South Bay Scholastic […]

 Brad Jacobson

Barrels, barrels, and more barrels in Episode 6 of Chasing El Nino

Barrels, barrels, and more barrels in Episode 6 of Chasing El Nino

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 […]

 Mike Purpus

Fog, big surf add drama to ET/South Bay Boardriders contest

Fog, big surf add drama to ET/South Bay Boardriders contest

The December South Bay Boardriders’ contest was canceled because the waves were too small. The January and February contests were canceled because the waves were too big. Then Saturday morning, the fourth contest date in the six contest series looked like it might have to be aborted because, as SBBC president Mike Balzer said, “Hey, we have waves. You just can’t see them, yet.”

 Brad Jacobson

A Great Day of Surf Featured in Episode 4 of Chasing El Nino

A Great Day of Surf Featured in Episode 4 of Chasing El Nino

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, […]

 Eddie Solt

Palos Verdes Stuns Redondo in closest meet of season [VIDEO+PHOTOS]

Palos Verdes Stuns Redondo  in closest meet of season [VIDEO+PHOTOS]

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 […]

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