Mira Costa remains unbeaten as the surf team wins the SBSSA Team challenge held at the Hemosa Beach Pier last Saturday.
Ryan Boyles of IfilmUsurf.com captures and edits a killer video of SBBC event #2 presented by Dive N Surf.
With waves either being too big or completely flat postponing contests the entire season, the South Bay Boardriders Surf Club gets blessed with fun waves and perfect conditions. Competition was fierce with some major upsets through out the divisions.
“The Drip” is a new webisode series dedicated to showcasing local LA surfers from average joes to the pros. For episode one, we sat down to talk to local longboard star Mike Siordia on what really drives his surfing fancy.
On Wednesday, February 25th, Mira Costa beat Palos Verdes in a close meet held at 26th Street in Manhattan Beach. Two to four feet waves were greeted by a brisk offshore wind for excellent conditions.
Despite battling pancreatic cancer, lifelong surfer and local surf icon David “Big Wave Dave” Hamilton Elliot made the pilgrimage to the one place he’d always wanted to visit, the North Shore.
Palos Verdes High defeated South High and El Segundo High beat Peninsula High on Thursday, February 19th, in offshore conditions at Torrance Beach. The waves were in the three to five foot range and a little walled with the occasional corner.
Jimmy Young and Jeff and Greg Browning shammed friends into surfing bare back for the 8th consecutive winter on Sunday, February 15 at 16th Street in Hermosa Beach. Fortunately, the air was warm and the waves decent so there were fewer than usual complaints.
Local charger and LA County lifeguard Scott Bredesen has been on the prowl for big waves and big barrels for quite some time now. Here’s a quick clip of Bredesen tackling Puerto Escondido.
On Thursday, February 12, Palos Verdes High defeated El Segundo High in offshore conditions at surf meet off 38th St. in El Porto. The waves were in the three to five foot range with a perfect tide running on a very pronounced sand bar.
“This is by far the most rippable contest we’ve had so far,” said the South Bay Surfing Association League Director Dickie O’Reilly. “This is the best shape we’ve had in my two years with the league.”
Ryan Boyles of IFilmusurf.com’s video recap of The South Bay Boardriders Surf Series stop #1
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“It became an endurance contest,” said third place legend division finisher Mike Purpus, “The riptide was like inside pipeline when you are scratching to get to the inside while stuck in the impact zone. The current was like paddling against the Colorado River, and the sets were like surfing a stormy day at 2nd Reef Pipeline.”
The twice delayed SB Boardriders/Jacks Surf Showdown was worth the wait. Big waves and roaring rip put the surfers and lifeguards to the test.
Manhattan Beach native Tim ‘Fergie’ Ferguson passed away last week at age 51 from complications relating to Parkinson’s disease. He played volleyball at Mira Costa and El Camino College and was a competitive surfer and accomplished waterman.
Redondo vs. PV Surf Contest Video