Newport Beach's renowned surf spot, the Wedge, experienced 15-foot-plus waves on 7/24, which drew a large crowd of gawkers left wondering if this was Newport Beach or the Banzai Pipeline. Though it was truly a phenom and a sight to behold, the day wasn't without its tragedies either—50-year-old body surfer Monte Kevi Valantin of Lawndale died after being thrown against the rocks in 20-foot waves. For more info, check out Matt Coker's blog entry.
Cosplayers took their costumes to the next level
with interpretations and execution of shows, movies and comics like
Brave, The Walking Dead, Ghost Rider, Adventure Time, Harry Potter and
Beetlejuice. All photos by Shannon Cottrell.
Presented by the Masonic Order of the Rusty Projector (seriously, that's the name), "Movies on the Beach" brings well, movies to the beach—San Onofre, to be exact. 7/25's event brought us the 1971 Bruce Brown classic Any Sunday starring Steve McQueen, Mert Lawill, Malcolm Smith and many othe...
It came, we saw and it totally ruled, dude: The 2009 U.S. Open of Surfing lasted an entire glorious week in Huntington Beach. Check out photos from the weekend, 7/24-7/26, by none other than the surfing photographer John Gilhooley.
This week's cover feature by Gustavo Arellano covers bribery, threats, broken-down vehicles, lawsuits, pioneers and good food: The lives of Orange County's loncheros. Here are all the photos that made it to print. Click right here to read the story!
Millenium Events' first annual OC Mud Run and Eco Fest attracted more than 8,000 competitors. In the words of photographer Keith May, "It was HUGE." The day featured two 5Ks and one 10K, plus one short Kids' Fun Run. The first race began at 8:30 in the morning—and it's what it sounds like...