Brad Jacobson

A November Surf Swell Hits The South Bay

A November Surf Swell Hits The South Bay

Our second swell of the winter season hit with a little more shape. The first swell which came early November was mainly all closed out waves. This one had more corners although it was far from “great”. Surfers include: Matt Pagan, Noah Collins, Cody Purcell and others. Video provided by Civic Couch. 

 Randy Angel

Mira Costa, Redondo begin CIF-SS boys water polo playoffs

Mira Costa, Redondo begin CIF-SS boys water polo playoffs

By Randy Angel Three boys water polo teams will representative the Bay League in the postseason but will compete in different divisions when the first rounds of the CIF-Southern Section playoffs begin Tuesday and Wednesday. Competing in Division 1, Bay League co-champion Mira Costa (20-8) will travel to take on Corona del Mar (19-7) on […]

 Brad Jacobson

A Late October South Bay Swell

A Late October South Bay Swell

A nice but short swell hit the South Bay this week bringing chest to overhead waves to our beaches giving our local surfers something to get excited about. Surfers include: Noah Collins, Chris Wells, Alex Gray, Trevor LaShure, Angelo Luhrsen, Andy Prunauer and others. All photos by Brad Jacobson.

 Randy Angel

A lifesaving family tradition

A lifesaving family tradition

Father and daughter lifeguards Mel and Jenna Solberg celebrate championships in 2016   by Randy Angel Standing in the tower on the Manhattan Beach Pier, lifeguard Mel Solberg watched as a winter storm created waves so large that even surfers stayed out of the water. The date was Feb, 18, 1996 — a day the […]

 Randy Angel

Beach Cities Sports: Golf, surfing, volleyball and more

Golf: Manhattan Beach 9-year-old Carter Gaede was one of four male National Finalists from the Riviera Country Club regional qualifier who earned an invitation to compete in the 4th annual Drive, Chip and Putt Championship to be held prior to the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Gaede captured […]

 Kevin Cody

Dive N’ Surf monster Lobster Mobster contest lives up to its name

Dive N’ Surf monster Lobster Mobster contest lives up to its name

Jacob Street upheld the Dive N’ Surf Lobster Mobster name by winning this year’s contest with a monster 15.17 pound lobster. Contest organizers believe it is the largest entry since the contest was founded in 1976.

 Randy Angel

Young Mira Costa water polo team gaining experience

Young Mira Costa water polo team gaining experience

By Randy Angel For years, Mira Costa’s boys water polo team has been among the top programs in its division, but the Mustangs will have their work cut out for them this season after moving up to Division 1 in the CIF-Southern Section. In a rebuilding year, Coach Jon Reichardt’s squad got off to a […]

 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 […]

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