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Vans presents BLACK RAINBOWS, a 10-day immersive experience in Venice Beach, California that transports fans back to 1976 to celebrate the energetic time period and place that Vans’ first skateboarding shoe was born. “BLACK RAINBOWS” aren’t just marks left by wallrides from skateboards, they are symbols of the creative reinterpretation of the world around you. Beginning August 9th– 18th, Vans will continue to elevate the Classic Era and honor the ubiquitous silhouette as an icon of creative expression past and present.



In 1976, Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta worked with the Vans family and created a shoe designed specifically designed for skateboarding. What they did next with that shoe set off a cultural explosion that sent shockwaves around the globe. Vans will commemorate the history and origins of the Era in the neighborhood between Santa Monica and Venice Beach known as Dogtown where these events took shape.

BLACK RAINBOWS is aimed at reinforcing Vans' brand promise of enabling creative expression through action sports, art, music and street culture. Vans has partnered with Dogtown legend Jeff Ho, famed owner of the Zephyr Surf Shop and Jim Muir, original Z-Boy and skate Hall of Fame inductee, to bring forward an authentic depiction of the birth of a cultural icon; the Era. BLACK RAINBOWS’ interactive programming and highlights will include Vans skate demos, panel discussions with Vans Designers and skate legends, art and music workshops, film screenings and will culminate with live musical performances.

RSVP opens July 31st!

Here's a new Shacked Deal for you, Quiksilver is offering an extra 40% selected sale items on their website when you enter the promo code: SD-SUMMER

The promo code works on selected board shorts, hats, bags, shirts, sandals, etc...that are in the SALE section. It will give you an extra 40% the already discounted listed price, and Free Shipping! You will see the final price at check out after you enter the promo code. The code will deduct the $5 shipping cost as well. Sizes are limited.

Quiksilver.com/sale


The Call To The Wall is this weekend at Malibu, for the schedule and heats, CLICK HERE
If you haven't seen it yet, Animal Kingdom is a TV crime-drama about some criminal surfer bros from Oceanside. Based on the Australian movie of the same name.

The show is giving away one custom Animal Kingdom skateboard EVERY WEEK till August 27, 2019. You can enter weekly for your chance to win one of these boards.

Click Here For Entry Form


The entire series can be viewed on Amazon


Being alongside an inner-city youth for the first time as the experience the thrill of the ocean can be life-changing. If you have a passion for the waves and desire to empower youth, this is an exciting opportunity!



Youth Mentoring Connection provides Los Angeles youth the opportunity to ride the waves at local beaches. For many of LA's youth, this program means seeing the beach for the first time in their lives, despite the fact that they live less than a 30 minute drive away. Others who did not know how to swim will learn to be comfortable in the water. Our youth face enormous obstacles and live in high crime areas where they are constantly exposed to gangs, drugs and violence. Surfing is a retreat from the daily environment they face and many use the sea to heal their wounds.

Next session is Sunday - July 21st by Tower 49 at Dockweiler.

Now, because of the huge huge youth attendance, Youth Mentoring Connection is in need of more SURF INSTRUCTORS!!! If you or someone you know would like to volunteer to become a surf instructor, please contact Ray via email at: ray@youthmentoring.org or visit: Youth Mentoring Connection Volunteer Page




Overcast gloomy morning at Topanga. These photos were shot by Six12 Media. There are over 100 surf photos, the link to the full gallery is down below.















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

Sunset - Tuesday 7-16-2019 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 surf spots?
Click Surf Spot Galleries for a list of past days.



The average water temps as of 7-15-2019.


Val Surf is having a skate party this Friday.

RJP Surfing Photography has surf photo from Sunday at Zeros. You can find all the full size and high-resolution images, in this photo gallery:

20190715 Zero's Photo Gallery


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.

Photo Sets

Wipeout Wednesdays

Throwback Thursday

Groms