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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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)
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]