Eddie Solt

South Bay Boardrider’s Present Grom Q&A: Jake Chandler

  JAKE CHANDLER HOMESCHOOL 9 YEARS OLD 4′ 3″ Sponsors: MISSION SURF BOARDS, WAXTRAK AND RIDERSHACK What do you eat in the morning to fire you up to go surf? ICE CREAM (I WISH) What’s your favorite color and why? BLUE BECAUSE IT IS THE COLOR OF THE OCEAN Where do you surf locally? Where is your […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa unveils Van Hamersveld “Hermosa Great Wave” mural

Hermosa unveils Van Hamersveld “Hermosa Great Wave” mural

For all of John Van Hamersveld’s success in the greater art world, Sunday morning’s unveiling of his 75-foot long, 19-foot tall mural, “Hermosa Great Wave,” appeared almost fated, observed Pete Hoffman, a member of the Hermosa Beach Murals Committee.

 Kevin Cody

Van Hamersveld’s “Great Wave” to be unveiled in Hermosa Beach

Van Hamersveld’s “Great Wave” to be unveiled in Hermosa Beach

John Van Hamersveld’s tribute to Hermosa surfing, titled “Hermosa’s Great Wave,” will be unveiled Sunday at 11 a.m. on the side of the Underground Pub and Grill at 14th Street and Hermosa Avenue. I

 Eddie Solt

Drop Zone Webisode Series “The Drip” featuring Jamie Meistrell

Drop Zone Webisode Series “The Drip” featuring Jamie Meistrell

In the second webisode of “the Drip,” a joint production between Drop Zone and IFilmusurf.com, publisher Ed Solt sits down with South Bay surfing royalty Jamie Meistrell. Meistrell discusses his family’s place in surf and Southern California culture and gets deep on how he keeps the legacy going on. Film and Edited by Ryan Boyles
Additional footage by Gabe Rubiano and Body Glove

 Kevin Cody

Van Hamersveld’s ‘Great Wave’ mural honors Hermosa Beach surfing

Van Hamersveld’s ‘Great Wave’ mural honors Hermosa Beach surfing

John Van Hamersveld’s emergence from the South Bay’s surf culture and his Zelig-like presence in pop culture throughout the ensuing decades, make it appear preordained that he would receive the commission for Hermosa’s surfing mural.

 Jeff Vincent

Dirty Hippie Radio Presents: The Dirty Dose with VUM

Dirty Hippie Radio Presents: The Dirty Dose with VUM

  Found on the cover flap of their first full-length vinyl “Night Sun” from 2011, alongside quotes by Henry Rollins/KCRW and Amoeba Records Hollywood, are some words from Dirty Hippie Radio hailing VUM as “One of the best psychedelic bands of our age.” That’s a bold statement; find out why we still stand behind it […]

 Eddie Solt

South Bay surfers shine in WSA championships

South Bay surfers shine  in WSA championships

Local South Bay surfers dominate the Western Surfing Championships at “Churches” in San Clemente, CA.

 Eddie Solt

South Bay Boardriders Club Grom Q&A: Hudson Ritchie

South Bay Boardriders Club Grom Q&A: Hudson Ritchie

A quick Q&A with South Bay hotshot Hudson Ritchie.

 Eddie Solt

Kelp Klippings: The Mermaid of Redondo Beach Tessa Ptacek

Kelp Klippings: The Mermaid of Redondo Beach Tessa Ptacek

by Eddie Solt “As crazy as it sounds, I am most at peace and happy 40 feet underwater in a cage diving with four great whites circling around me” With her love of the ocean and long her flowing auburn hair, 26 year old certified Dive Master Tessa Ptacek fits the image as the quintessential […]

 Eddie Solt

Surf Sleds: Mike “Mikey B” Bouchard’s “Creep Machine” 1973 E100 Econoline

Surf Sleds: Mike “Mikey B” Bouchard’s “Creep Machine” 1973 E100 Econoline

Lurking outside of Gasser Lounge in Redondo Beach is a very welcoming 1973 E100 Econoline modified in the style of the pinnacle of 70s vanning kustom culture. Gasser Lounge owner Mike “Mikey B” Bouchard bought his hard-to-find uncut shorty van (originally deemed the “white whale”) two years ago after a long search and has transformed it into “the Creep Machine.”

 Eddie Solt

Surfer’s Stomps: Brother’s Burritos

Surfer’s Stomps: Brother’s Burritos

During a morning surf session on the southside of the Hermosa Beach Pier, it’s hard not to smell breakfast cooking from the lineup. If you happen to be surfing on an empty stomach, the sweet smell that permeates the sea air causes a conflict: do I go in to eat or do I catch one more set wave?

 Eddie Solt

Local Longboard Star Hudson Ritchie Sliding at Malibu [VIDEO]

Hudson  Ritchie’s been one of the hottest longboarders around for the last couple of years and still has yet to shave. One thing for sure, he shaved through the foam up at Malibu during the first south swell of the season. Music by the Allman Brothers Band Video filmed/edited by Cory Gehr (corygehrphoto.com)

 Eddie Solt

South Bay Boardriders Club Celebrates a Memorable Season

South Bay Boardriders Club Celebrates a Memorable Season

After a very interesting year, the South Bay Boardrider’s Club awards it’s division winners and acknowledges the volunteers.

 Jeff Vincent

DHR Presents, The Dirty Dose: Elison Jackson

DHR Presents, The Dirty Dose: Elison Jackson

One simple note can fill you with happiness. Another, sadness. This one anger, that one sexiness. But when voice becomes instrument, it’s song that assumes control over the roller coaster which jerks passengers through the spectrum of human experience as interpreted by emotional sentience. Words rain down like bloodied daggers or promising rays of sunshine, […]

 Eddie Solt

Grom Q and A: Joey Samuelian “I love to surf dude.”

Grom Q and A: Joey Samuelian “I love to surf dude.”

Young Joey Samuelian

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