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.

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, golf, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, golf, volleyball and more

Golf: The Lakes at El Segundo is hosting the 2nd Annual Junior Golf-Fore-Life Day on Saturday, Mar. 19 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. SNAG games and challenges will be set up for kids ages 5-7, while kids ages 7-15 can participate in putting and short game contests for prizes. Lunch, live music, raffle prizes, and a hole-in-one…Read More→

 Judy Rae

Beach Sports – Gaffney’s Groms

Beach Sports – Gaffney’s Groms

A group of fellow surfing dads founded South Bay Boardriders Club

 Randy Angel

A Fish out of water

A Fish out of water

Olympic gold medal swimmer Rebecca Soni transitions to life outside the pool   by Randy Angel Challenges are nothing new for Rebecca Soni. The six-time Olympic medal-winning swimmer has overcome health issues and competition against the best swimmers in the world, yet new ventures after her retirement have the competitor equally determined and excited as…Read More→

 Brad Jacobson

The True Power of the Ocean, Chasing El Nino Episode 5 (video)

The True Power of the Ocean, Chasing El Nino Episode 5 (video)

Civic Couch brings you Episode 5 of Chasing El Nino, presented by Manhattan Beach Toyota and Easy Reader News. In this Episode we focus on a new swell hit the South Bay in February 2016 which brought a lot of power but not much shape. These scenes were shot across the South Bay. Surfers include:…Read More→

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, tennis, volleyball, wrestling and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, tennis, volleyball, wrestling and more

Wrestling: Mira Costa has sent two grapplers to the CIF State Championships this season. After placing third at the CIF-Southern Section Girls Wrestling Individuals, .sophomore Sasha Medvidovic qualified for the State tournament in Visalia last weekend where she finished third in the 150-pound division. In boys competition, Jean Paul Le Bosnoyani placed third at CIF…Read More→

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Paddleboard: The Lanakila Classic for outriggers, surf skis, SUPs and paddleboards will take place Saturday, Feb. 20 at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach. The event includes three races: 1,000-meter (all watercraft), 5-mile (all watercraft) and 9-mile (OC1, OC2, surfski only). Entry fee is $25 (1 race)/$30 (two races) and $5 for 1,000-meter. For more information…Read More→

 Brad Jacobson

Largest Waves This Winter Featured on This Episode of Chasing El Nino

Largest Waves This Winter Featured on This Episode of Chasing El Nino

This is Civic Couch’s second episode in its “Chasing El Nino” series. This episode features some of the largest waves to hit the South Bay this winter. In Chasing El Nino, videographer Brad Jacobson documents what the El Nino winter means for surfers, our beaches and surrounding areas. At the end of the surf season they will be…Read More→

 Brad Jacobson

El Nino Surfing Episode 1

El Nino Surfing Episode 1

Civic Couch and Easy Reader are documenting the 2015-2016 El Nino Surf season through separate episodes shot across Southern California.  Volume 1 was shot between January 6 through the 11th. This is an ongoing series and Civic Couch will select the best clips and combine them for a full length video. This is the first episode and features surfers:…Read More→

 Brad Jacobson

Going For Broke, Part 2 of a South Bay December Swell [VIDEO]

A second swell hit the South Bay fresh on the heels of a larger swell just days before this. While this one didn’t pack the same size, it still produced fun chest to well overhead waves. Surfers featured are Daniel D’Castillo, Michael Luhrsen, Dane Zaun, Chris Wells, Bruna Schmitz, Greg Browning, Scott Johnsen, Bobby Kithcart,…Read More→

 Brad Jacobson

The Largest Waves So Far for the South Bay’s 2015-16 Season (video)

The Largest Waves So Far for the South Bay’s 2015-16 Season (video)

The largest swell to hit the South Bay so far (for the 2015-16 season) made it’s arrival on Saturday December 5th. Surfers Matt Mohagen, Tyler Hatzikian, Noah Collins, Jake Kirchenbaum,Greg Browning, Flavio Pires, Scott Smith and others scored a few gems. Music by Chamomile Video by Brad Jacobson of Civic Couch  

 Brad Jacobson

Pulling Into Closeouts in Manhattan Beach (Video)

Pulling Into Closeouts in Manhattan Beach (Video)

Lined up closeout waves hit Manhattan Beach on Tuesday December first as a head high plus swell made it’s way into the South Bay.  Noah Collins, Wil Reid, Chris Wells, Easton Jones, Flavio Pires and others make the best of the early December swell. Because Manhattan Beach has not had many sizable swells yet this…Read More→

 Brad Jacobson

South Bay Waves Wake Up From Their Summer Long Hangover

South Bay Waves Wake Up From Their Summer Long Hangover

Civic Couch catches a really good day in the South Bay. The South Bay woke up from it’s summer long hangover with head high plus spitting barrels. Surfing footage from one day (November 4 ) in the South Bay region of Los Angeles. Surfers include: Noah Collins, Steve Howe, Vinny Leonelli, Chris Wells, Wil Reid,Brian Woods,…Read More→

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