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November 13, 2014 - 0 Comments

Purp’s first surf at Malibu in 31 years happened to be during the biggest he seen it in 55 years of surfing. By Mike Purpus With the biggest south swell predicted in decades, the Tuesday...

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April 8, 2014 - 0 Comments

“Kyle is going through a major just-reached-puberty growth spurt with his new Fonzi haircut and winning smile on every wave.” by: Mike Purpus At 5’7” and 135 lbs, 15 year old, Redondo Beach High School...

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April 8, 2014 - 0 Comments

by: Mike Purpus Post grommethood has made 19-year-old Jesse Hinkle of El Segundo an international surf man of mystery. The reserved regular foot keeps a low key demeanor not suggesting the places he’s been or...

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April 8, 2014 - 0 Comments

“When Jay was on, he was almost unbeatable with his soulful cheater five on the nose then huge extended drop knee arching cutback.” by Mike Purpus In the mid 60’s, Jay Riddle and I were...

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April 7, 2014 - 0 Comments

 “The [lifeguard] swim test from the Redondo Beach Breakwater to the Hermosa Beach pier was stormy, choppy and freezing cold. The college pool stars didn’t stand a chance.” by: Mike Purpus Paul Hugoboom learned to...

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February 26, 2014 - 0 Comments

Wave dancer Tyler Critelli applies his dance training to walking on water Tyler Critelli’s smooth shortboard and progress, old school longboard styles can be traced to his dance background. “Dancing is my thing. I was...

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February 26, 2014 - 0 Comments

By Mike Purpus Cut-off wetsuits, bad boards, scary fin cuts can’t stop Ethan Redondo High senior Ethan Pezzolo started surfing when he was eight on a Joe Bark that his mother bought him. “It was...

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February 26, 2014 - 0 Comments

  Surf future looking up for Chris Stimpfl by Mike Purpus It’s a picturesque, four-foot, offshore, low tide beautiful afternoon looking more like Waikiki Beach than the Palos Verdes Cove. Ben Fortun and I are...

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February 26, 2014 - 0 Comments

 “The [lifeguard] swim test from the Redondo Beach Breakwater to the Hermosa Beach pier was stormy, choppy and freezing cold. The college pool stars didn’t stand a chance.” By  Mike Purpus Paul Hugoboom learned to...

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February 26, 2014 - 0 Comments

Teaching and competing By Mike Purpus Captions by Eddie Solt Jamie Meistrell is sitting in exactly the same spot in my living room as he and his younger brother Tracy sat 14 years ago when...

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