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Join Surfrider LA this Saturday, September 21st from 9am-12pm at the Venice Pier for International Coastal Cleanup Day. Surfrider LA will be staged on the sand just north of the pier at the end of Washington Boulevard and will need plenty of volunteers on hand to not only pick up trash but to help sort and analyze the findings. The data gathered during beach cleanups are critical in leveraging policy initiatives aimed at reducing plastic pollution at the source. They'll have everything you need so bring a friend and your reusable water bottle to fill at our drinking station! Register Here.

This 2 day event will cost just under $10,000. At 120 kids that's $83 bucks a head for the day of a lifetime. That $10K will start a fire that will NEVER go out. That's what the Mighty Under Dogs do. 💪 Please DONATE today and sponsor one.

This week's hurricane hypebeast is Hurricane Kiko, you'll start to hear about this one in all the upcoming surf forecasts for all of California. All the sites need click-bait, and what better way for surf sites to get visits than hyping up any hope of a good swell (we're guilty of it, but at least we admit it, Surflies won't).

Anyways, Kiko isn't going to bring a significant swell, it doesn't have the size and is not on the track for Socal. It will bring "rideable S to SSW" to Socal spots.

The Tony Alva Story will be featured at the Other Venice Film Festival on Oct. 5th.

The OVFF is a nonprofit community event dedicated to screening full- length features, short and animated films that embody the spirit, energy and diversity of Venice, California. Filmmakers descended on Venice for two days of film screenings, premieres, sell out crowds, spirited Q&A sessions, panel discussions, local art on display and parties with live music.

The Tony Alva Story
61-years-old Alva, the oldest professional, skateboarder in the world, is considered by many to be the godfather of modern day skateboarding. Alva’s brand of aggression and bravado in the 70’s set the stage for the way skateboarding would be forever defined.

Vans’ The Tony Alva Story chronicles T.A.’s humble beginnings on the streets of Santa Monica to his rise to superstardom as part of the legendary Z-Boys, his inevitable drug-induced implosion and his ultimate rise from the ashes to accept his rightful place as a beacon of hope and inspiration for generations of skateboarders the world over.

Also they will be showing:

Surfing With Sugar
His path to healing came in an unlikely form meeting and rescuing a street dog and future surfing partner Sugar. The two have since become local legends inspiring visitors and locals with their abilities in the waves and their special relationship.His path to healing came in an unlikely form meeting and rescuing a street dog and future surfing partner Sugar. The two have since become local legends inspiring visitors and locals with their abilities in the waves and their special relationship.

Tickets are $15 and available HERE.

Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90291

Thursday night at the The Waterfront Venice we’re hosting a party/premiere for Stab x Vans Surf's new film, “Go Easy on the Zambezi” — an adventure deep into the heart of Sub-Saharan Africa in search of a river wave that offers rides longer than the most toned thighs can bare and, more importantly, tubes! It stars Dylan Graves, Harry Bryant and Michael February. If you're in the area we encourage you to come by, enjoy a libation or brew and watch the film (playing at 8PM). Mr. Graves will be joining us. Welcome to the Zambezi River. Don’t forget to pack your quiver!

The Waterfront Venice
205 Ocean Front Walk,
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 309-5331

Surfing has long been a key component of California culture. In 2018, the California Legislature declared surfing the official state sport and named Sept. 20 as California Surfing Day.

So this Friday is the second California Surfing Day, which means....... use the hashtag #CaliforniaSurfingDay on your Instagram and twitter posts on Friday. Because other than a big group photo and surf session all the way down in Oceanside, there is no events happening California Surfing Day. Maybe some shops will have some sales or something.

From Visit California"
"Please join Visit California in taking part in celebrating the Golden State’s famed surf culture on Sept. 20. A number of resources have been developed for businesses and destinations to help spread the word in your local communities, including social media imagery and posts, an official logo and more. Share your celebrations online using the hashtag #CaliforniaSurfingDay to show the world how the Golden State rides its waves."

Well here's the logo:

And here's the lifestyle image they chose:

On September 21 & 22, the Adaptive Surf League is hosting their Malibu event.

Click Here to register

Here are a couple of surf photos from the 2019 Malibu Surfing Association Classic held on the weekend of Sept 7th & 8th at First Point. These shots are by Jean Pierre Provo.

You can find more photos from this session in Jean's Facebook photo album:

2019 MSA Classic Photo Album

Here's some of the photos from Sunday at the Venice Pier. This set was shot by Six12 Media.

These are just a few of the over 200 photos from this session. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots, probably multiple photos, they will be in the complete photo galleries for this day, check them out, the links to all the galleries are down below.

You can find over 200 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in these 2 photo galleries:

Venice Pier - Sunday 9-15-2019 - Photo Gallery #1

Venice Pier - Sunday 9-15-2019 - Photo Gallery #2

If you were out there, we probably got some cool surfing shots of you, go check them out!

Wanna see photos from previous days at this and other local surf spots?
Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.

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