Kevin Cody

International Surf Festival paddleboard races attract elites, parents and kids

International Surf Festival paddleboard races attract elites, parents and kids

The International Surf Festival’s two paddleboard races attracted over 200 competitors this past weekend, ranging from elite paddlers to kids accompanied by their moms and dads.

 Kevin Cody

Brazil’s Fresia, Manhattan Beach’s Seth put on Olympic level performance

Brazil’s Fresia, Manhattan Beach’s Seth put on Olympic level performance

Brazil’s Yuri Fresia put on an Olympic level performance in winning the Men’s Open at the International Surf Festival Surf Contest. “I just got here and I am having fun,” he said.

 Randy Angel

LA Southern wins third straight Judge Irvin Taplin Medley Relay championship

LA Southern wins third straight Judge Irvin Taplin Medley Relay championship

By Randy Angel Taking advantage of strong performances by their four paddlers, lifeguards from the LA County-Southern team won their third consecutive Judge Irvin Taplin Medley Relay in Hermosa Beach Saturday night. The event was the featured event as part of the Southern California Lifeguard Championships at the International Surf Festival. Swimmers Ryan Bullock, Kelsey […]

 Randy Angel

Bullock earns third ISF title with Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim victory

Bullock earns third ISF title with Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim victory

By Randy Angel Capping off a weekend of medal-winning performances, 32-year-old Torrance swimmer Ryan Bullock won his third International Surf Festival title in as many days on Sunday, edging out defending champion Kevin Fink to capture the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim. After rounding the Manhattan Beach Pier, Bullock sprinted out of the surf to post […]

 Randy Angel

LA County lifeguards to defend USLA National Championship title

LA County lifeguards to defend USLA National Championship title

by Randy Angel Los Angeles County lifeguards are prepared to defend their national title when hundreds of top professional lifeguards come to Hermosa Beach for the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA National Lifeguard Championships. Hosted by the LA County Surf Lifesaving Assn. (LACoSLSA), the four-day event returns to Hermosa Beach for the first time since […]

 Randy Angel

Lifeguards to compete in Hermosa Beach at 55th International Surf Festival

Lifeguards to compete in Hermosa Beach at 55th International Surf Festival

by Randy Angel Over next two weekends the Los Angeles County lifeguards will have the opportunity to show the public why and how they play such vital roles in beach communities. Starting at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, lifeguards will showcase their athletic prowess in events held on the north side of the Hermosa […]

 Randy Angel

NBC Sportscaster Michele Tafoya dives into new role at Rio de Janeiro Olympics

NBC Sportscaster Michele Tafoya dives into new role at Rio de Janeiro Olympics

by Sean McDonald In her senior year at Mira Costa High School (class of ‘83) Michele Tafoya was torn between  attending Stanford and UC Berkeley. Her mother and father had attended Cal and her older sister  Meg was a senior at Cal. But like many 17 ­year­ olds, Tafoya wanted to buck the trend. She […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, swimming, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, swimming, volleyball and more

Baseball: Redondo Union High School outfielder Xavier Cojulun, who will be entering his senior year in the fall, made the French National U18 baseball team and will play in the European Championships in Spain with the top two teams playing in the World Series Qualifier.   Volleyball: Surfside Volleyball Club will be holding a camp […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Football, soccer, swimming, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Football, soccer, swimming, volleyball and more

Football: A Football Tackling Clinic will be held Sunday, July 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Waller Stadium on the campus of Mira Costa High School. Fee is $30 ($35 at the door) and includes lunch and admission to rugby game featuring top U.S. high school players and the British International team. Sign […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, soccer, swimming, volleyball, tennis and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, soccer, swimming, volleyball, tennis and more

Track and Field: In her third international competition representing Team USA, Allison Reaser, a 2010 El Segundo High School Alum, won the silver medal at the Pan American Combined Events Cup in the Heptathlon held in Ottawa, Canada June 17-18. The 23-year-old holds the No. 8 Heptathlon mark in the US and in scheduled to […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Football, running volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports:  Football, running volleyball and more

Football: The Redondo Beach Youth Football and Cheer Pop Warner will hold one final walk-up registration on Friday, June 24 for football players in the PeeWee, JV and Varsity divisions. Signups will be held at Perry Park,  2301 Grant Ave in Redondo Beach, from 6-8 p.m. All payments and paperwork must be turned in then. […]

 Judy Rae

Beach Sports – SB Boardriders Big Wave Challenge Awards night

Beach Sports – SB Boardriders Big Wave Challenge Awards night

South Bay Boardriders Big Wave Challenge Awards night on Friday, May 27 at the Hermosa Beach Community Center.

 Kevin Cody

Groms rise to challenge in challenging surf at Dive N’ Surf SB Boardriders contest

Groms rise to challenge in challenging surf at Dive N’ Surf SB Boardriders contest

In conditions that that even most experienced surfers would pass on, nearly 100 groms (ages 5 to 12) competed in the Dive N’ Surf South Bay Boardriders surf contest at 45th Street in Manhattan Beach. Judging from the expressions on their faces, the groms were fearless and had a blast.

 Kevin Cody

South Bay Waterman Taras Poznik dies in pursuit of giant white sea bass

South Bay Waterman Taras Poznik dies in pursuit of giant white sea bass

Dive N Surf dive boat skipper, free diver and surfer Taras Poznik lost his life Thursday while free diving of off Palos Verdes for giant white Sea Bass.

 Kevin Cody

El Nino 2016 gives Becker SBBC a break in Manhattan Beach

El Nino 2016 gives Becker SBBC a break in Manhattan Beach

Photographer Steve Gaffney captures the action and the fun during the Becker/South Bay Boardriders contest at 26th Street in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, April 2016.

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