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 […]

 Brad Jacobson

Shaping the South Bay One Board at a Time

Shaping the South Bay One Board at a Time

Wayne Okamoto has been shaping surfboards for over 30 years. Located in a quiet industrial park just off Manhattan Beach Blvd., Wayne can be found grinding out shortboards, fun boards, longboards and basically anything that can be used to ride a wave. Video produced by Brad Jacobson of Civic Couch.

 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 […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, cycling, football, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, cycling, football, volleyball and more

Fitness: USC Senior Associate Athletic Director Steve Lopes will be accompanied by the USC Band as the 28th Annual Richstone Pier-to-Pier Walkathon begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 25 at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Proceeds benefit Richstone Family Center in honor of April being National Child Abuse Awareness Month. The Walkathon features live music along The Strand, as well as food and beverage vendors, […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, triathlon, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, triathlon, volleyball and more

Triathlon: Registration is open for the 11th annual Redondo Beach Triathlon sponsored that will begin at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 14 at the Veteran’s Park/Pier area in Redondo Beach. All of the proceeds go to Cheer for Children, a non-profit organization that gives seasonal parties and raises money for acutely ill children at Harbor UCLA […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Beach tennis, cycling, football, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Beach tennis, cycling, football, volleyball and more

Beach Tennis: The Beach Tennis tournament season kicks off this weekend with the three-day “March Madness” tournament to be held at 14th Street and The Strand in Hermosa Beach. Sanctioned by the International Federation of Beach Tennis (IFBT), the G3 event begins Friday at 5 p.m. with pro and amateur mixed doubles pool play. Sunday’s […]

 Kevin Cody

SBS Surf League Team Challenge at Hermosa Pier

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, cycling, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, cycling, volleyball and more

Volleyball: 2014 National Prepvolleyball.com Coach of the Year Tommy Chaffins is holding a 4th thru 8th grade boys and girls volleyball spring break camp at Redondo Union High School.  Camp dates are Monday through Friday, April 6-10 from 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Cost is $275 for the week or $75 per day For more into go to goscvc.com or […]

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