Hermosa Beach - Los Angeles in Los Angeles

A typical day on this path will see thousands of people on foot, bicycle, skateboard, rollerblade and stroller enjoying the sun and surf. A live image of the Strand and surf can be seen here. Surfing is a key element of the South Bay lifestyle year-round. Powerful winter storms in the Pacific Ocean can turn typically placid and rolling South Bay waves into large and occasionally dangerous monsters, a natural draw for the local surfing population. The Summer provides warm water and typically smaller waves for beginners to learn. Beach volleyball is another important aspect of Hermosa Beach's lifestyle. Hermosa Beach has been referred to as the Beach Volleyball Capital of the World.The wide and flat sand beaches provide the perfect venue for the sport. Permanent poles and nets are maintained by the city year-round. Many people playing are professionals, but amateurs are welcome too. In 2009, Hermosa Beach was designated the best place to live for the rich and single, according to CNN Money. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermosa_Beach,_California