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April 6, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Facing a sea of Hawaiian shirts and leis, a seven-piece mariachi band set the tone early Wednesday morning for a festive memorial to surf legend Jack Haley. The memorial began in a parking lot close to the pier and ended at water's edge. Haley, who died March 25 after a three-year battle with cancer, had left instructions with family and friends about the manner in which he should be remembered. No black attire. No organ music. Instead, mariachi and casual, colorful Hawaiian wear.
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April 1, 2014 | By Stacey Leasca
Quiksilver announced Tuesday that it had ended its more than 20-year sponsorship of surfer Kelly Slater. Slater, one of the world's most recognizable surfers and athletes, has been sponsored by the Huntington Beach-based action sports company since he was 18 years old. Slater is the youngest and the oldest surfer to win the ASP World Championship; among his multiple wins was the ASP title at both age 20 and 39. “There is little I...
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 2013 | By Jason La
Eric Demarcq woke up early on Nov. 17 and saw that it would be a perfect day, so he decided to spend it at the beach. He grabbed his camera and drove to Huntington Beach , where he photographed these like-minded surfers. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  or visit  latimes.com/socalmoments  for more on this photo series.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2014 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Is it too much to compare Kem Nunn to Raymond Chandler? Both have used the loose frame of genre to write enduringly and resonantly about the dark side of the California dream. For Nunn, this has meant an exploration of boundaries, both actual and metaphorical; his last novel, "Tijuana Straits" (which won a 2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize), traces the shifting landscape of the physical borderland. At the same time, there is also a willingness to take risks, to play against expectation, which marks both Nunn's fiction and his TV work on "John from Cincinnati" and now "Sons of Anarchy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1993
Your article (July 22) on proposed cuts in county lifeguard coverage did not articulate a major beach issue. The reality of seeing the dagger-like point of a surfboard bearing down upon you as you stand in the waves gives you a broad definition of "public safety." A close second, as a risk to life, to any riptide is the inconsiderate surfer. Eliminating lifeguards will effectively close the ocean to bathers. The photo with the story, showing a lifeguard warning surfers from a swimming area, does raise the issue, and perhaps suggests a solution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
Surfers, beware: After two days of rain, public health officials are warning that ocean waters near discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers could make swimmers sick. A rain advisory is in effect for all Los Angeles County beaches until Sunday morning. Jonathan Fielding, director of the county Department of Health, has advised surfers and swimmers to stick to parts of the beach that aren't near discharging drains or natural outlets. Debris and trash make their way into the ocean whenever it rains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
Board surfers want more time allotted to riding the storied waves off Newport Beach. That was one of several messages delivered to officials at a meeting Monday in Newport Beach, where rules have long put time limits on board surfers versus bodysurfers riding waves at the Wedge off Newport Beach. A spot at the end of the Balboa Peninsula, where the west harbor jetty extends from shore, the Wedge has set the stage for world-famous waves that can create  massive walls of water reaching heights of 20 to 30 feet - a dream for surfers - that break close to the shore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
A disagreement over a well-known slice of the Southern California coast is threatening to drive a wedge between Marines and surfers, groups that had recently set aside differences and become political allies. At issue is the 2.25-mile stretch of surf and sand known as Trestles, between the San Onofre nuclear plant and the San Diego County-Orange County line. The name comes from two train trestles that parallel the ocean. To wave riders, Trestles represents seven of the primo surf breaks in the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1995
Two 18-year-old surfers remained hospitalized with neck injuries Tuesday after hitting the ocean floor in separate accidents earlier this week. The accidents--one at Will Rogers State Beach on Monday and the other at Zuma Beach on Sunday--occurred as the men went over the front of waves on boogie boards and slammed head first into the ocean bottom, county lifeguards said. Mark Fugleband, who was injured on Monday, was listed in critical condition at UCLA Medical Center.
NEWS
June 25, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
The second annual Surf Open Acapulco gets underway next week on the punchy Mexican beach break at Revolcadero Beach. The only question now: Will they get big waves? The July 2-7 event, hosted by the Fairmont Acapulco Princess will feature surfers from 12 countries who will compete for $100,000 in prizes. The contest is sanctioned by the Assn. of Surfing Professionals (ASP). Considered a good training ground for up-and-coming talent, the competition has four-star status, giving young surfers a chance to establish a name on a global scale by earning points to compete in the ASP six-star and prime-rated events.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 2013 | By Jason La
Eric Demarcq woke up early on Nov. 17 and saw that it would be a perfect day, so he decided to spend it at the beach. He grabbed his camera and drove to Huntington Beach , where he photographed these like-minded surfers. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  or visit  latimes.com/socalmoments  for more on this photo series.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
Surfers, beware: After two days of rain, public health officials are warning that ocean waters near discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers could make swimmers sick. A rain advisory is in effect for all Los Angeles County beaches until Sunday morning. Jonathan Fielding, director of the county Department of Health, has advised surfers and swimmers to stick to parts of the beach that aren't near discharging drains or natural outlets. Debris and trash make their way into the ocean whenever it rains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores, Emily Foxhall and Joe Mozingo
The denizens of the Wedge live to flirt with catastrophe. They are a subculture within a California subculture. A normal surfer cruising down the coast during a big south swell doesn't say to his friends, "Hey, let's check out the Wedge. " But the ones who do go there - including a cadre of kneeboarders who are generally viewed as insane - check nowhere else. Now a fight has intensified over who gets to spend the most time being pummeled by the venerable summer monster. The Wedge is actually a man-made phenomenon, created by two waves coming together.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
Board surfers want more time allotted to riding the storied waves off Newport Beach. That was one of several messages delivered to officials at a meeting Monday in Newport Beach, where rules have long put time limits on board surfers versus bodysurfers riding waves at the Wedge off Newport Beach. A spot at the end of the Balboa Peninsula, where the west harbor jetty extends from shore, the Wedge has set the stage for world-famous waves that can create  massive walls of water reaching heights of 20 to 30 feet - a dream for surfers - that break close to the shore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Police continued searching for a missing 22-year-old woman three days after she was allegedly kidnapped in East Los Angeles by her ex-boyfriend. Karen Pineda was last seen Friday around 7 p.m. near the 4000 block of Huntington Drive, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.  "Karen Pineda was seen asking the suspect, ex-boyfriend Jose Luis Marin, to leave the area because the police had been called," according to a news release from...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2013 | By Emily Foxhall
An old surfing battle is resurfacing in Newport Beach. A city panel, the Blackball Working Group, will take the first step toward a possible review of surfing regulations at a public meeting Monday night. This has set off murmurings among surfers over one particular place: the Wedge. A storied spot at the end of the Balboa Peninsula, where the west harbor jetty extends from shore, the Wedge has set the stage for world-famous waves that have brought thrills to generations of surfers and spectators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1992
A 30-year-old surfer died last weekend after he apparently suffered a seizure while sitting on his board off the Manhattan Beach coast, lifeguards said. Lt. Wally Millican said Kenneth Hull, a resident of Manhattan Beach, was spotted Sunday morning sitting on his board beyond the surf line. Sometime later, at about 11 a.m., several surfers and a lifeguard noticed an unattended board in the water with the man's body floating nearby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2009 | Robert J. Lopez
Many surfers who ride waves at beaches in the Santa Monica Bay will tell you they don't think about sharks. But photos shot this week by a longtime local surfer have created a buzz about "Jaws" in the lineup. The photos, taken Saturday morning by Randy Wright, apparently show a large white shark jumping out of the waters off Sunset Beach near Pacific Palisades. "It was like, 'Oh my God,' " Wright said Wednesday. "I was really stoked. . . . It was definitely a fascinating experience."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A man who was bitten by a shark while surfing off the Northern California coast over the weekend is expected to survive. Samoa Peninsula Fire District Chief Dale Unea said the man was bitten on the upper left thigh Sunday morning near Humboldt Bay close to Eureka, KTVU-TV reported. The man, whose identity was not released, paddled to shore and met rescue crews about 8:45 a.m. He was aided by other surfers, who wrapped his wound and kept him warm. The injury was minor, authorities said, and the man is expected to survive.  Another surfer also survived a shark attack in the same area last year, according to KTVU.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A man who was bitten by a shark while surfing off the Northern California coast said the great white came "out of nowhere. " Jay Scrivner, 45, of Eureka, told the Associated Press in a phone interview from his hospital bed that the nearly 10-foot shark bit his thigh and his board Sunday as he surfed near Humboldt Bay. He told the news service on Monday that he was lying on his board, paddling in a familiar spot when he was bitten....
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