Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, running, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: Elite Beach Volleyball will be holding tryouts in Manhattan Beach for girls in grades 6-12 on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Rosecrans Ave. Tryouts run from 9-11 a.m. and cost $40. Elite is also holding clinics from 3:30-5:30 p.m.every Tuesday and Thursday through Oct. 27. One session if $60 or seven sessions for $399. […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Paddleboarding, volleyball and more

Beach Volleyball: Elite Beach Volleyball will be holding tryouts in Manhattan Beach for girls in grades 6-12 on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Rosecrans Ave. Tryouts run from 9-11 a.m. and cost $40. Starting Sept. 13, Elite will be holding clinics from 3:30-5:30 p.m.every Tuesday and Thursday through Oct. 27. One session if $60 or seven […]

 Brad Jacobson

A Celebration of Empty Waves (video)

A Celebration of Empty Waves (video)

Memorizing waves rolling through the South Bay region of Los Angeles throughout the 2015-2016 winter. While these beauties don’t roll through our community often, when they do it makes you stop and stare. All images were shot in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. Produced by Civic Couch for the Easy Reader.

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Rowing, running, surfing and more

Beach Cities Sports: Rowing, running, surfing and more

Fundraising: The second annual “Row for a Reason” will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10 at Body One Fitness, 201 Herondo St. in Redondo Beach. The 24-hour event begins at noon Friday raising funds for Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach (CSCRB). Participants can sign up for a $50 donation for half hour time slots. […]

 Kevin Cody

Catalina Classic 2016 Photos by Chris Aguilar

Catalina Classic 2016 Photos by Chris Aguilar

Photographer and videographer Chris Aguilar followed paddleboard maker Joe Bark and his Bark Surf Tech paddlers across the Catalina Channel during the Catalina Classic Paddleboard Championships. Bark paddler Max First won the unlimited division and Bark paddler Lachie Lansdown set a record in the stock division. Jack Bark finished second in the stock division. (ChrisAguilarMedia.com)

 Kevin Cody

Brown’s Catalina Classic victory is second summer channel victory

Brown’s Catalina Classic victory is second summer channel victory

Abby Brown, 18, of Santa Barbara, became the first rookie and youngest person ever to win the Catalina Classic and only the second woman to have won the Classic and the Molokai races in the same year.

 Kevin Cody

First repeats Catalina Classic win, Lansdown sets stock record, Brown doubles down

First repeats Catalina Classic win, Lansdown sets stock record, Brown doubles down

As hundreds of Catalina Classic paddlers and their escorts gathered at Catalina Island’s Two Harbors Saturday evening to listen to race instructions and race lore from Buddy Bohn, the founding director’s voice wobbled. On his mind was Bob Hogan, a father of the 32-mile paddleboarding marathon with a 51 year tradition. Hogan was a Los Angeles County lifeguard when he organize the inaugural Manhattan Beach International Paddleboard Race in 1955.

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, paddleboard, volleyball and more

Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, paddleboard, volleyball and more

Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race: The 34th consecutive running of this historic race starts Sunday at 6 a.m. at Two Harbors on Catalina Island and finishes at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Top paddlers are expected to finish the 32-mile race in just over five hours. Over 100 paddlers are expected to compete. For more information visit […]

 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 […]

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