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Earth Mother

A Manhattan Beach mom finds comfort, style and a satisfying career with a natural approach.

Happy Holidays from Catching Air!

Happy holidays, everybody (and by everybody, I mean the entirety of the South Bay). It’s been a real pleasure to bring you all things South Bay surf this past year. I hope you all have a great Xmas, and expect…

Top Aerialists In Surfing

While I’ve never actually mastered an aerial (I can get myself or my board airborne, but never both at the same time), I can appreciate the artistry behind this somewhat radical new-school trick. Surfer magazine ran an interesting list of…

Wave at Nazaré May Not Have Been 100 Feet?

The jury’s still out on whether or not Carlos Burle’s wave at Nazaré on October 28 (pictured to below) was actually the massive, 100-foot beast that many claimed it to be. Surfing magazine ran an interesting feature that argued that…

Surf Video: Great White Shark Spotted at El Porto

Here’s a friendly little reminder that even a popular beach like El Porto isn’t completely free from unannounced visitations from Mr. Great White: Back in October, a surfer was shooting some footage of his friend surfing on a small day…

Surfing Legend Montgomery “Buttons” Kaluhiokalani Passes Away

Former Hawaiian pro surfer Montgomery “Buttons” Kaluhiokalani passed away today due to complications from stage four lung cancer. Kaluhiokalani was famous within the surfing world for his stylish and radical surfing techniques. In 1973, at the age of 13, he came…

Top Surf Literature

If the surf happens to be minimal, or you’re just faced with some forced dry-land time, crack open a good surf book to help pass the time. Surfer Magazine ran a great top 10 list of the surf books that…

Dear Lego

Does anyone else want to tell Lego to suck it?  Anyone?  I mean, really, I can’t be the only one who has experienced the painful whine of a child who’s Recently Put Together Over Priced Random Lego Set slips from…

More Cool Surfing Links!

Fall's just around the corner, and hopefully with the change in season there’ll be a few more waves to be had, too. But until then, here’s a few surf links to keep you wave-happy until the real surf kicks in.…

Four Letter Words

Let me go ahead and start out by saying that if you find muttering four letter words under your breath around your Offspring and/or maybe sometimes flipping them off behind their backs offensive, you should just stop reading this now. …

California Beaches: Way too Polluted

The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) released their 2012 "Testing the Waters" report on the water quality of our nation's beaches. Surfermag.com posted the results. The finding were unfortunately pretty poor.  Throughout the nation, seven percent of beach water samples were contaminated…

Bob Meistrell, Body Glove Co-Founder, Passes Away

On June 16th, the South Bay lost a surfing and diving legend: Bob Meistrell, the co-founder of wetsuit manufacturer Body Glove, passed away after suffering a heart attack on his boat while returning from a trip to Catalina. He was 84.…

Summer Fun

So, I’m not counting or anything, but I have approximately 13 hours of peace and quiet to myself until The Offspring are sprung from their school schedules and thrust into what is quite possibly the greatest time of a child’s…

ASP Big-Wave World Tour!

  Big news (pun intended) on the competitive big-wave circuit: Today, the ASP announced its support for the Big-Wave World Tour (BWWT). The six-event BWWT has been running on a shoestring budget for four years, and with ASP’s support—and official…

to one piece or not to one piece???

being a gal that grew up and still living by the beach... i have worn a LOT of bathing suits in my time. but with beach culter comes a little bit of bikini culture too!

Crazy Love

In honor of Mother’s Day, I was thinking I should write something sweet and sappy about being a Mother to Son and Daughter and how they fill me with joy and wonder and my love for them is endless and…

Shane Dorian wins Billabong XXL Ride of the Year

  We’ve been tracking the Billabong XXL here on Catching Air, so it’s great to finally report that former-ASP pro Shane Dorian has claimed the XXL Ride of the Year award (and $50,000) for his 58-foot wave at Jaws last…

spring cleaning

My favorite thing to do is head over to the The Container Store and browse for new ways to organize. I agree that's not most people's idea of fun, however nothing feels better than having a clutter free environment (or at…

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Sun 20

Pediatric Therapy Network’s Camp Escapades

August 14 @ 9:30 am - August 25 @ 3:30 pm
Sun 20

Kate Lester Home Store Grand Opening

August 19 @ 10:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm
Sat 19

Strand Tropez

August 20 @ 12:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun 20

Aqua Pool Party

August 20 @ 1:00 am - 7:00 pm

See the complete event list for this weekend.

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