October 17, 1985 |
For 29-year-old Mike Cunningham and three friends, Sunday morning's race through the ocean currents and across the loose sand at Redondo Beach might have provided lasting glory--the national sports spotlight, thousands of dollars in cash prizes, photographs on Wheaties boxes. If only the race had been held in Australia.
June 16, 2008 |
Bill Tai is as competitive as venture capitalists come. But in spring and summer, even as the latest technology wave gusts through Silicon Valley, don't look for him on Sand Hill Road. The Charles River Ventures partner is likely to be enjoying a wild ride on the San Francisco Bay as he pursues his quest for wind over water. Tai launches from a mud flat, known as Third Avenue Beach, that's east of U.S. 101 near the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. He picks up speed and power as he jumps waves, his colorful canopy pulled by strong winds.
May 22, 2000 |
Sun, sand and surf translate into fun water sports, and when the weather heats up, there's no cooler place to be than Southern California. If you already have a fitness regimen, try adding the low-impact activity of swimming to your routine. Your joints and ligaments will thank you for the rest from high-impact exercise like running and aerobics. If you're just starting to work out, consider swimming as a way to increase your strength and aerobic capacity.
July 31, 1991 |
Trying to take a little late summer vacation without squandering the family savings on expensive boating, camping, hiking, canoeing or scuba equipment? You don't have to buy much of what you'll need. You can rent it, and often at the last minute, unless it's a holiday weekend. Westwood stockbroker Fred Stern learned the rental lesson early on. He's been sailing for 30 years and has always rented boats. He rents sailboats for day sails or weekend trips with his family and friends.
May 25, 1990 |
As far as high school rivalries go, the one between Corona del Mar and Newport Harbor is as intense as any. When these schools compete, pride is as much a factor as athletic or intellectual ability. But amid this turbulence there is also a peaceful coexistence--a calm, if you will, on the water.
June 2, 1990 |
Driven by what he calls a touch of insanity, Mark Zollitch strapped five Olympic-style, flat-water kayaks to his truck's camper shell last weekend and started the long drive from Newport Beach to Lake Placid, N.Y. Zollitch, Jim Terrell and a handful of other Olympic-style canoeists and kayakers who train at the Newport Aquatics Center, are on their way to Lake Placid in hopes of qualifying June 7-8 for this summer's World Canoeing Championships in Poland.
June 27, 1990 |
Call it brightness backlash. When neon clothes first swept the beach scene more than two years ago, even serious surfers wore them. But now that electric tints are back for yet another season, and moms, pops and kids coast-to-coast are into the trend, real surfers are calling it a wipeout. They have demoted neon to dilettante status. And they're wearing earth tones instead.
May 31, 1990 |
The boathouse at Orange Coast College is no place for underachievers. Although the school is part of a community college system designed to help students prepare for a four-year university, its junior varsity crew is more than ready to take on those big-name universities. "We call ourselves the giant killers because we beat the big schools and we do it as sophomores," said Kyle Enger, a member of OCC's top crew team.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1986 |
A large section of Mission Bay remained closed Friday after a spill earlier in the week poured 2,000 gallons of sewage sludge into a Fiesta Island cove. County health officials said the eastern waters of the bay between the island and the mainland as far north as the Mission Bay Visitors Center will remain under quarantine at least through the weekend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1997 |
The professionals--and a handful of celebrities--jumped, turned and splashed their way through a crystal-clear lake Saturday for a national water sports event that was part water spectacle and part carnival. The centerpiece for Jet Jam '97 at the Pond of Anaheim was a 12-million-gallon artificial lake where professional watercraft riders raced slalom and flipped "freestyle" tricks to a T-shirted crowd of thousands. Today is the final day of the three-day event.