Randy Angel

Lifeguard tradition grows with Wieland Shield, Taplin Bell competitions

Lifeguard tradition grows with Wieland Shield, Taplin Bell competitions

by Randy Angel Worldwide, the bond between lifeguards has created a special fraternity among its members, so it is commonplace for many siblings and offspring to continue a family’s legacy in the noble profession. That tradition is alive and well as evidenced at last weekend’s 54th annual International Surf Festival where many of the top […]

 Randy Angel

Kevin Fink swims to second Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier championship

Kevin Fink swims to second Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier championship

by Randy Angel Lifeguard Kevin Fink had a weekend he will not soon forget. The 19-year-old from San Pedro was all smiles Sunday morning after racing to the finish line on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. He had just won his second championship in three years in the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, […]

 Kevin Cody

Lifeguards rescue one of their own during Surf Festival Pier to Pier Swim [Update]

Lifeguards rescue one of their own during Surf Festival Pier to Pier Swim [Update]

Los Angeles County Lifeguards rushed to rescue veteran Dwight Crum Pier to Pier swimmer Ed Nelson after the retired lifeguard fell unconscious just a few hundred yards from the finish of this year’s Pier to Pier.

 Eddie Solt

International Surf Festival Surf Contest 2014

International Surf Festival Surf Contest 2014

On Saturday, August 2nd the International Surf Festival Surf contest took place in two to three feet waves just south of the Manhattan Beach Pier.

 Randy Angel

Atkinsons run to back-to-back titles

Atkinsons run to back-to-back titles

Bucking the trend of new champions at the International Surf Festival, Manhattan Beach’s Jeff Atkinson and his wife, Alison, repeated as winners of the Dick Fitzgerald Two-Mile Run that started and finished at the Hermosa Beach Pier Saturday morning. Fifty one-year-old Jeff’s time of 13 minutes, 17.57 seconds was slower than his 2013 winning time […]

 Randy Angel

Surf Festival has a changing of the guard

Surf Festival has a changing of the guard

South Bay athletes triumphed at the 53rd annual International Surf Festival last week where new champions were crowned, many ending long reigns of their opponents. The highlight of the Surf Festival was two evenings of lifeguard competition at the Hermosa Beach Pier and local teams did not disappoint the home crowd. On Friday, Manhattan Beach […]

 Randy Angel

International Surf festival celebrates 53 years

International Surf festival celebrates 53 years

Thousands of spectators and athletes of all ages and skill levels will converge on the sands of local beaches this weekend for the 53rd Annual International Surf Festival water and sand competitions. In the 1950s, the cities of Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach hosted separate beach festivals. In 1962, the cities decided to […]

 Special Contributor

52nd Surfing International Surf Festival 2013

52nd Surfing International Surf Festival 2013

“Let’s not forget about the surfing, we had top surfers from mainland Mexico to Pismo Beach” Photos by Brad Jacobson  by John Joseph The festival committee, Scott Hubble Productions and LA County Lifeguards all had significant roles in making this the surfing event of the summer in the South Bay. Nine divisions, surfing two sites, […]

 Special Contributor

Fitzgerald Two-Mile run in Hermosa Beach highlighted by runner with a cause

Fitzgerald Two-Mile run in Hermosa Beach highlighted by runner with a cause

by Saima Fariz The annual Dick Fitzgerald Two-Mile Run was held on Saturday Aug. 3 as a part of the International Surf Festival at the Hermosa Beach Pier. The race started at 8 a.m. sharp for all divisions at the base of the Pier, which served as the start and finish line. All runners followed […]

 Rabiya Hussain

International Surf Festival 2013: Building castles in the sand in Manhattan Beach

International Surf Festival 2013: Building castles in the sand in Manhattan Beach

The south side of Manhattan Beach pier was littered Sunday morning with colorful buckets, shovels and sand-covered families, who came out to take part in the 53rd annual Sand Castle Design Contest. Over a 100 people took part in this year’s contest, which started at 9 a.m. and ended at noon. David Ibarra, a senior […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Football, golf, running, swimming, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Football, golf, running, swimming, volleyball and more

Football: USC will be holding a Spring Football Rally Saturday at 3 p.m. at Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach. Rally includes giveaways, autographs and a chance to win USC football tickets. The Redondo Beach Youth Football & Cheer is now taking mail in registration. Forms can be downloaded at eteamz.com/redondobeach and mailed to RBYFC, P.O. […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Aquatics, cycling, football, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Aquatics, cycling, football, running, volleyball and more

Aquatics: April 11 is the deadline to sign up for these two sessions of Junior Lifeguard Conditioning Program, where you can train to pass the Jr. Lifeguard Swim Test or a Conditioning Workout for Returning JGs. Space is limited. Session 1 begins today – May 2, Mon/Wed/Thurs, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. ($120.), Session 2 […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running, surfing volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running, surfing volleyball and more

Dedication: Mira Costa High School’s track & field program will dedicate the newly installed Bob Fish Memorial Record Holder’s Wall on Wednesday, March 20 at 3 p.m. at Waller Stadium. Working with coaches Robert Calderon and Moe Russell and the boosters, Fish had the record board created. It was one of his last acts before […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running, swimming, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, running, swimming, volleyball and more

Running: The annual GI Joe Spring Pier-2-Pier Run/Walk will be held Saturday, March 2 at 7 a.m. Runners compete in the sand from the Hermosa Beach Pier to the Manhattan Beach Pier and back. The top two male and female runners receive a dog tag and gift certificate toward new running shoes. T-shirts, goodie bags […]

 Randy Angel

Easy Reader’s top ten sports stories of the year

Olympians and members of professional teams weren’t the only athletes in the area to gain notoriety in 2012. Following are a few of the year’s top sports stories in the Beach Cities. For month-by-month highlights, visit easyreadernews.com. Mustang volleyball team among nation’s best Mira Costa’s boys volleyball team finished its 2012 season with a 19-match […]

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