Forget the physical training. Never mind the mental prep. For former world champion surfer Tom Carroll, the urge to surf down a 30-foot wall of water -- sometimes dozens of miles from shore -- is all about testosterone. "Some people have it, some people don't," he says. "[Men] have got 100 times th ... More >>
It was one of the cleanest summers ever, people. And we're not just talking about the temporary porn-industry shutdown as a result of a syphilis scare. No, the water off the coast was cleaning up its act, too, according to Heal the Bay's annual End of Summer Beach Report Card:
The annual bible of where to go to the beach this summer and not get sick is out. The place to avoid, apparently, is Malibu. And not just because David Geffen doesn't want you there. Yes, despite the concentration of billionaires, babes and gaudy, Tuscany-villa architecture, the rich folks of Mal ... More >>
Local Spiccolis turn city against lagoon dredging
Redo of fragile ecosystem is on after much acrimony
The least of the awkward.Oh, Los Angeles. Not only are you way too slovenly with your dead cigarette butts, but you're super awkward about the bulkier items you choose to leave lying around this great cemented city. (All too often dangerously near a storm drain, and therefore the sea, and the ... More >>
Should humans destroy Mother Nature in order to save it?
The 'bu-hoo-tee.U2 guitarist The Edge finally found what he's looking for: Five mansions along a ridge he owns in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu's Surfrider Beach. But even though there are no sacred Joshua trees along the ridge, the California Coastal Commission rejected the develo ... More >>
The Beachcomber CafeThe Beachcomber's Surfrider Cocktail New York has the Manhattan, Moscow the Moscow Mule. Even Long Island has a cocktail named after it. But what is Los Angeles' signature cocktail? Something to immortalize the City of Angels in drink? Fortunately, local bars, whether insp ... More >>
Heal the Bay's 19th annual report card on 10 terrible shorelines is out -- and so, apparently, are the waters around Catalina Harbor, Cabrillo Beach and the Santa Monica Pier. All but two of the guilty beaches are located in Southern California, with Pismo Beach Pier and Campbell Cove State Park tak ... More >>
L.A. Superior Court Judge James Chalfant unequivocally rapped the California Coastal Commission on the knuckles today by tossing out its 2007 ex-post facto approval of horse boarding along Stokes Canyon Creek. Chalfant's ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the Coastal Law Enforcement Actio ... More >>
Santa Anas at night, surfersí delight. Santa Anas in the morning, homeowners take warning.
When disaster struck, washed-out pro surfer Matt George didnít ask permission to start saving people. Now he canít stop