Latest News

Surf Spot Galleries

News & Upcoming Events

Featured Surfers

Women

Event Coverage

Arts / Lifestyle / Gear

Latest News



From Santa Monica Close Up:

"According to Santa Monica Police Department Public Information Officer Lieutenant Flores. at approximately 1:17 PM on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, SMPD Officers responded to assist Los Angeles County Lifeguards regarding an attempted child abduction in the 2400 block of the beach. When officers arrived, they discover a female who attempted to grab and walk away with a 4 year old boy. The boy’s mother was able to regain control of him. Officers took custody of the suspect and transported her to the jail where she will be booked for attempted kidnapping and juvenile annoying. The boy suffered no physical injuries. "

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

Support Santa Monica Closeup/Fabian Lewkowicz with Venmo or PayPal to help earn money to make these videos:

https://venmo.com/u/santamonicacloseup

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/fabianlewkowicz


Join us for our second public cleanup of the year at Tower 20, Santa Monica from 1pm-3pm! We will be keeping our coastlines clean with a team of committed volunteers just like you for an afternoon of fun and sun. Select OBX cast members are expected to be in attendance.

Sun, Feb 19, 2023
1:00PM-3:00PM PST

For more info and to register, Click Here



Surfing at the Venice Beach Pier on Christmas Day, 2022. Video edited from our Instagram Story footage of this day.







Powerful winter storm leaves Topanga Beach flooded while tree branches, bamboo, and pieces of wood wash up onto the sand.





From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Highlights from the WestSide VolksWagen Club & Monthly VW Coffee Meet at Santa Monica Beach on February 5, 2023. WestSide VW Club & Monthly VW Coffee Meet meets the first Sunday of every month."

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

Support Santa Monica Closeup/Fabian Lewkowicz with Venmo or PayPal to help earn money to make these videos:

https://venmo.com/u/santamonicacloseup

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/fabianlewkowicz


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Santa Monica Code Enforcement Officers from the DART Team issue a citation to a street performer at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, February 5, 2023. The citation was for performing in an unauthorized area."

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

Support Santa Monica Closeup/Fabian Lewkowicz with Venmo or PayPal to help earn money to make these videos:

https://venmo.com/u/santamonicacloseup

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/fabianlewkowicz


Surfing at the Venice Beach Pier on December 23, 2022. Video edited from our Instagram Story footage of this day.





Project Save Our Surf returns to Tower 26 to clean the beach. Buckets, gloves and light snacks will be provided.

Come join Project Save Our Surf for a fun afternoon of music and refreshments cleaning the beach. Buckets and gloves will also be provided for the cleanup. Connect with others in Los Angeles working to support our environment.

Sat, February 11, 2023,
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Santa Monica Beach Tower 26
2559 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90405

For more info and to register, Click Here

Skateboarding

Wipeout Wednesdays

Throwback Thursday

Groms