An unidentified surfer jumped off the south side of the Hermosa Beach pier Friday morning to avoid the impossible task of paddling out. The north swell at the pier was double overhead and there were no lulls between sets. The jumper went over the pier rail just as a Los Angeles County lifeguard approached him to warn it is illegal to jump from the pier. Photos by Dean Lofgren
A highly anticipated North swell delivered on its promise Tuesday morning with spitting overhead barrels throughout the South Bay. Photographer Tim Tindall parked himself at Burnout and locked his lens on pros surfers Alex Gray and Cheyne Magnusson.
Surfing Santa snuck away from the North Pole recently, as he does each holiday season, to catch some fun waves at the Hermosa pier. He acknowledged he wasn’t very generous with waves this past year but promised to make up for it in 2018, if surfers behave and are generous with fellow surfers, even fellow stand-up paddleboard surfers.
As late as Friday, the South Bay Boardrider’s Club was contemplating canceling Saturday’s Jack’s contest because the surf prediction was for no surf. If they had cancelled it, it might have been the right decision, but for the wrong reason.
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