Our family never misses the annual International Surf Festival that takes place July 30th thru August 2, 2015 in the City of Hermosa Beach. All South Bay beach cities, including Manhattan Beach, are involved and there are three main events, the Lifeguard Medley Relay, the Pier-to-Pier Swim, and the always competitive 6-Man Volleyball Tournament. There are many other great events, including a surfing contest, paddle-board race, bodysurfing contest, beach run, dory race, and lots of fun, creative outdoor events for the kids.events. The kids love every minute and, as a family, we always pack a lunch and ride down to the beach for a fun summer day full of activities.
Manhattan Beach offers several options for Surf Lessons and Camps in a variety of formats, as well as forgiving waves that are great for learning!
Summer is here! It's time to surf!
In the mid-90s, I had the honor of meeting Fay Baird Fraser, one of the first women to ever surf in California. She caught her first waves in 1926 at the age of 16 in San Diego. She was 86 when we were introduced at the Surf Museum in Oceanside, but chatting with her as we looked at the old redwood boards like the behemoths the surfers of her time rode, I could see the sparkle in her eye still shining bright. The "Stoke" was still there.