We caught up with the Mira Costa High School Surf Team while they were practicing in Manhattan Beach. They had fun in less than ideal conditions.
Rainy Swell brings fun waves to the South Bay
Another fun swell hits the South Bay but brings rain with it. This swell packed a wedgy, board snapping punch to most South Bay beaches. The direction of this swell was a bit weird, closing out most of the popular breaks and bringing waves where they rarely break. The weather brought fog and rain making it tricky to shoot.
It’s been a while since the South Bay has received a solid swell. Normally the winter season provides the South Bay with plenty of big surf, but this winter has been off to a slow start until this most recent swell.
These clips were shot on January 24, 2017 in Redondo Beach. Surfers include: Jalian Johnson, Andre Anorga, Chris Brown, Kris Hall, Chris Frohoff, Noah Collins and others.
This is the South Bay. This stretch of beach is known for its million dollar homes, beautiful people, beach volleyball and surfing.
The South Bay consists of fickle surf spots. A slight change in the swell or wind direction can bring perfection or chaos. On any given big swell, one beach may be unruly and closed out while a break less than a mile away can produce a surfer’s dream.
As surfers, we are attracted to these waves during this time of year, and this winter was special, an El Nino Winter. I spent November through March… Chasing El Nino.
Narrated by Brad Jacobson
“Team Chris”, consisting of Chris Frohoff, Chris Brown and Chris Wells, along with their non-Chris friends attacked a fun windswell in Hermosa Beach on November 28th.
This video was produced by Civic Couch and presented by our sponsor Manhattan Beach Toyota.
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.
A haunting happened on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier in chest to high head surf on Sunday. Good corners and glassy conditions with light wind kept the spooks and goblins at bay all day at 2016’s Spyder Surf Scare and Tear Halloween surf contest.
“The Scare and Tear was started back in 2005 by Charlie Ninegar to honor Mira Costa Student Adam Frand and continues today in his honor,” said Spyder Surf’s Master of Horror Richard “The Ripper” O’Reilly. “It’s the most photogenic surf contest of the year. The Costumes were fantastic.”
Based on a sinful criteria of 50% costume and 50% wave slashing, the creepy contest brought out all the ghouls for a spook-tacular time.
All photos by Brad Jacobson
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.
El Porto in Manhattan Beach saw some surprisingly fun surf on September 23rd. Tyler Hatzikian, Scott Johnsen, Mike Siorida, Wagner De Abreu and others were there taking advantage of the fun, knee to head high swell.
June gloom doesn’t stop tourist and locals from enjoying Manhattan Beach. We set out one early morning in June at the Manhattan Beach Pier to catch people hanging out, surfing and being active.
This video was produced by Civic Couch and made possible through Manhattan Beach Toyota.