Kevin Cody

Small surf, but plenty of it at Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta

The 13th Annual Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta attracted over 150 competitors and their families and friends for a day long contest the matched weighted, 5-surfer teams.

 Kevin Cody

Beach safety – Redondo Safety Fair resources demonstration

Beach safety – Redondo Safety Fair resources demonstration

Safety Fair at Redondo Beach Police Department

 Kevin Cody

Beach people – Two New Stars over Manhattan

Beach people – Two New Stars over Manhattan

God Bless America

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach Pumpkins in the Park Parade

Hermosa Beach Pumpkins in the Park Parade

The Hermosa Beach Friends of the Park jump started Halloween on Saturday, October 14 with its 11th Annual Pumpkins in the park festival at Edith Rodaway Friendship Park.

 Kevin Cody

Jimmy Miller Foundation hosts 13th Annual Surf Festival in Manhattan Beach

Jimmy Miller Foundation hosts 13th Annual Surf Festival in Manhattan Beach

Over 100 surfers, from groms to pros, participated in the 17th Annual Jimmy Miller Surf Fiesta on Sunday at 40th Street in Manhattan Beach.

 Kevin Cody

Mike Bright won 5 Manhattan Beach VB Opens, Catalina Paddleboard race

Mike Bright won 5 Manhattan Beach VB Opens, Catalina Paddleboard race

Five time Manhattan Beach Open Volleyball Tournament winner (with partner Mike O’Hara) and Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race record setter Mike “Bones” Bright passed away Sept. 22, at age 79. Bright grew up in Hermosa Beach and was a member of the 17th Street Surfing Seals.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach delivers in Hermosa fashion for Subaru Pacific Hotdoggers Surf Contest

Hermosa Beach delivers in Hermosa fashion for Subaru Pacific Hotdoggers Surf Contest

The wind was offshore. The air and water were 70 degrees. And a south swell was delivering head high sets. But being Hermosa and being fall, the winter sandbars hadn’t formed and the waves were closing out close to shore for the Subaru Pacific Hotdoggers contest.

 Kevin Cody

South Bay surfer Donny Miller dies following fall

South Bay surfer Donny Miller dies following fall

Donald “Donny” Miller, one of the South Bay’s top surfers in the early 1980s, died Sunday from injuries sustained when he jumped from the third story balcony of an apartment building in the 200 block of Monterey Boulevard in Hermosa Beach.

 Kevin Cody

Business and beaches: Manhattan Beach developer Matt Morris

Business and beaches: Manhattan Beach developer Matt Morris

This year the Manhattan Beach Community Development Department will issue about 170 new housing permits and an additional 980 remodel permits. They handle about 80 visits to their counter daily.

 Kevin Cody

Subaru Hermosa Beach Hotdogger more about culture than competition

Subaru Hermosa Beach Hotdogger more about culture than competition

“I just want people to experience the real surf culture,” Hotdogger  organizer Eddie Solt said of the contest held Saturday at the Hermosa Beach Pier. The competition level was high, but the good feelings even higher.

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach wipeouts at the Subaru Pacific Hotdoggers Longboard contest

Hermosa Beach wipeouts at the Subaru Pacific Hotdoggers Longboard contest

The weather, swell and tides all cooperated for the Subaru Pacific Hotdoggers Longboard Contest at the Hermosa Beach pier on Saturday. As for shape, that would have been asking for too much.

 Kevin Cody

Stepping up and pulling in at Hermosa Beach Hotdoggers Surf Contest

Stepping up and pulling in at Hermosa Beach Hotdoggers Surf Contest

The Hermosa Beach Hotdoggers surf contest rules were old school. Competitors were required to compete on single fins boards with no leashes and no interference rules.

 Kevin Cody

Two new stars shine over Manhattan Beach

Two new stars shine over Manhattan Beach

The crowd that gathered Wednesday evening to remember Manhattan Beach Police records technician Rachael Parker and Manhattan Beach Middle School special ed teacher Sandy Casey spilled out from the Manhattan Beach pier head on to Manhattan Beach Boulevard and up and down The Strand.

 Kevin Cody

Route 91 concert goer credits veterans, police with preventing panic

Route 91 concert goer credits veterans, police with preventing panic

Heather Parnock said the large crowd exiting the Route 91 concert grounds during the shooting that killed over 50 people, did not panic, a fact she attributed to the large number of veterans and police in attendance.

 Kevin Cody

French bulldogs set stand-up paddleboard record in Redondo King Harbor

French bulldogs set stand-up paddleboard record in Redondo King Harbor

Six French Bulldogs and 25 fellow South Bay dogs set a world record for the most dogs on a stand-up paddleboard on Saturday in King Harbor.

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