Kevin Cody

Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race on Sunday, from Catalina to Manhattan

Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race on Sunday, from Catalina to Manhattan

To promote Sunday’s Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race, from Catalina Island to the Manhattan Beach pier, local paddlers gathered at the Manhattan pier Monday morning for a restaging of a classic April 1987 photo of the South Bay’s then hottest surfers.

 Randy Angel

LA County lifeguards reclaim national championship

LA County lifeguards reclaim national championship

by Randy Angel Avenging last year’s loss that snapped a 27-year winning streak, the LA County Surf Life Saving team recaptured the Nautica United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Championship held Aug. 8 at Daytona Beach, Fla. Led by Redondo Beach’s Brian Murphy, LA County amassed 1076.625 points to dethrone defending champion Monmouth County, N.J. […]

 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 […]

 Kevin Cody

Parucha passes First for Riviera Mexican R10 paddleboard victory

Parucha passes First for Riviera Mexican R10 paddleboard victory

Max First, winner of last year’s Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race, had a seemingly insurmountable, 400 yard lead at the halfway point in the Riviera Mexican Grill Round the R10 Paddleboard Race Saturday morning.

 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

Heroisms, tragedies mark 2015 Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor awards

Heroisms, tragedies mark 2015 Los Angeles County Lifeguard Medal of Valor awards

Los Angeles County lifeguards and three local surfers were recognized for acts of ocean heroism during the past year at the annual Lifeguard Medal of Valor dinner, sponsored by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce. Australia’s Victoria Lifeguard Team attended the dinner.

 Randy Angel

Lifeguards to compete for coveted Wieland Shield at 54th International Surf Festival

Lifeguards to compete for coveted Wieland Shield at 54th International Surf Festival

by Randy Angel Many of the world’s best lifeguards will display their athletic and lifesavings skills at the Hermosa Beach Pier this weekend when teams from California and Australia compete for the coveted Wieland Shield as part of the 54th International Surf Festival. The 24th edition of the biannual lifeguard competition pits defending champion Victorian […]

 Randy Angel

South Bay boys swim to berth in USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics

South Bay boys swim to berth in USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics

By Randy Angel Based in the South Bay, the Trojan Water Polo Club is sending five teams to the USA Water Polo National Junior Olympics held Saturday, July 25 through Sunday, Aug. 2 in Orange County. Joining the boys and girls high school teams and a boys U12 squad, two boys U14 teams will compete. […]

 Brad Jacobson

July Gloom at the Manhattan Beach Pier [VIDEO]

The last couple weeks have been tough, small waves and gloomy weather.  Most surfers peaked up when they saw on the surf report that there was a small swell coming.  We ran down to the Manhattan Beach Pier and caught Bobby Kithcart, Noah Collins, Chris Wells, Kyle Brown, Hudson Ritchie and others frothing for some […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, swimming volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, swimming volleyball and more

Baseball: Three local players were selected to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Baseball Underclass team. Named to the first team were Mira Costa junior pitcher Trevor Franklin and Redondo junior Cooper Gallion in the multi-purpose (hitting and pitching) category. Making the second team as a multi-purpose player was Redondo sophomore Danny Zimmerman.   Mira Costa coaches […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, swimming, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, swimming, volleyball and more

Triathlon: Redondo Beach athletes emerged victorious in the 33rd San Diego International Triathlon, highlighted by Chris Foster’s sixth win at the event.The 33-year-old finished the 1 kilometer swim, 30K bike and 10K run in 1 hour, 29 minutes, 23.4 seconds to capture the men’s title. Taylor Spivey, 24, a Los Angeles County Lifeguard JG instructor […]

 Randy Angel

Brian Murphy, Eva Porter top winners at 10th annual South Bay Dozen competition

Brian Murphy, Eva Porter top winners at 10th annual South Bay Dozen competition

by Randy Angel Redondo Beach’s Brian Murphy won three events, including his seventh Ironman competition, en route to becoming the men’s total point leader at the 10th South Bay Dozen event held Saturday at Torrance Beach. Murphy also won the run-board-run-board and paddleboard sprint competitions to outscore points runner-up James Bray of Carpenteria. Hayden Hemmens […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, cycling, runing, surfing, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, cycling, runing, surfing, volleyball and more

Surf/Volleyball: The 6th Annual Dig 4 Jimmy: Surf N’ Turf Surfing and Volleyball Invitational presented by the Dig for Kids Education Foundation & Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation takes place Sunday, May 31 beginning at 8 a.m. on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. The surf and volleyball event features teams of 4-6 competing […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, beach tennis, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, beach tennis, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Tennis: West Coast Beach Tennis will be hosting its Spring Fever tournament on Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10 at 14th St. and The Strand in Hermosa Beach. The IFBT G3 tournament features pro, amateur, mixed and junior divisions. Prizes include free accommodations at the Barcelona World Championship. To register, visit westcoastbeachtennis.net. Cycling: The 3rd […]

 Randy Angel

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

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

Running: The 20th Annual Murad Grand View Gator 5K takes place at 8 a.m.  Saturday, May 2 at Grand View Elementary School, 455 24th St., Manhattan Beach. Proceeds benefit the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation and awards will be given to the top three male/female finishers. All children receive a finisher gift. Entry fees are $25 […]

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