Surfing

 Eddie Solt

Chasing Purple Blobs: South Bay Big Wave Surfer Scotty Bredesen

Chasing Purple Blobs: South Bay Big Wave Surfer Scotty Bredesen

“Surfing big waves isn’t only about the actual act of catching big waves. It’s about making the decisions to drop everything and being at the right place at the right time.” — Scotty Bredesen by Eddie Solt The buoys were banging. It was the first big swell of the season. Ocean Beach, just south of […]

 kcody

CA 51 Killer Whale family returns to South Bay

CA 51 Killer Whale family returns to South Bay

A pod of orcas, known by the name of its matriarch CA 51, has returned to the South Bay.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Artist John Van Hamersveld’s endless summer

Artist John Van Hamersveld’s endless summer

Everyone has seen it, the movie poster for Bruce Brown’s “The Endless Summer.” John Van Hamersveld was barely into his 20s when he designed it on his kitchen table while living in Dana Point and working for John Severson at Surfer Magazine.

 chelsea

Tackling the Tasmanian devil-Jack Bark and two Aussies paddle across 190 miles of bad water, from from Australia to Tasmania

Tackling the Tasmanian devil-Jack Bark and two Aussies paddle across 190 miles of bad water, from from Australia to Tasmania

Jack Bark grew up in a household obsessed. His father Joe Bark, the legendary waterman and founder of Bark Paddleboards, taught him the beauty of the ocean at an early age. Now, 20-year-old Jack has become a legendary paddleboarder himself, conquering races across the globe while passing competitors atop his family’s boards. “I’ve been paddleboarding […]

 Eddie Solt

THIS SATURDAY! showing of “RIDING GIANTS” Cabrillo Marine Aquarium FREE!

THIS SATURDAY! showing of “RIDING GIANTS” Cabrillo Marine Aquarium FREE!

This spectacular film is a comprehensive look at the history of surfing, from its origins as a tiny subculture to its widespread resurgence – and surfers’ ongoing obsession with the sport. Stacy Peralta directs this critically lauded opener to the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.CMA is turning the film screenings into a surfing celebration! Wear Hawaiian shirts, check out vintage a vintage woody wagon and surfboards and enjoy good eats from the “Meat in the Middle” food truck. (Ten percent of food sales will be donated to FRIENDS of CMA.)

 Eddie Solt

THIS SATURDAY! 9th ANNUAL RATOPIA SURF CONTEST

THIS SATURDAY! 9th ANNUAL RATOPIA SURF CONTEST

The Ratopia Surf Classic is an annual surf contest created to raise awareness and funding for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). From the 1st Annual Ratopia Surf Classic event back in 2005 to present day, the Ratopia Charity Fund has raised over $100,000 in donations to the LLS. For the past 8 years, the contest has […]

 kcody

A bad day at the Palos Verdes Cove

Hermosa Beach longboarder Dave Schaefer was anticipating a mellow day of surfing and maybe free diving when he left King Harbor about noon on Tuesday, February 12, aboard his friend’s 12-foot inflatable Novurania. He was headed to the Cove in Palos Verdes, the only place he figured wouldn’t be closed out on the head high, west swell.

 david rosenfeld

Alex Gray – Chasing Giants

After his dream of competing on the professional world surfing tour was derailed, former Peninsula High surfer turned his sights on bigger game   Last August, Alex Gray had the kind of day that surfing legends are made of. The Billabong Pro Tahiti at Teahupoo (pronounced Chō-Poo) was to be postponed because the waves were […]