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
















You can find over 50 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

Venice Pier - Sunday 1-20-2019 - Photo Gallery


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

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On Saturday, January 26th, Mollusk Surf Shop is having a slide show and book signing for “Authentic Wave”. The beautifully printed surf photography book about traditional longboarding in California over the last 20 years by Tatsuo Takei. Come have a beer and listen to some insight behind this collection of amazing photos!

Mollusk Surf Shop
1600 Pacific Avenue
Venice Beach, CA 90291-9998
(310) 396-1969
Store Hours:
Mon to Sun 10am to 6:30pm


A pygmy sperm whale had to be euthanized after officials rescued the beached marine mammal in Malibu following multiple attempts by a group of good Samaritans to save its life on Friday morning.

It was unclear how long the whale had been stranded on Zuma Beach, but Sky5 first spotted the beached animal just before 8:15 a.m. near Tower 14.


Within minutes, a group of four women were frantically working to push the whale out to sea, aerial video showed.

Their efforts, however, were stymied by the high surf that was pounding the Southern California coastline on Friday, as each crashing wave brought the animal back to the shore.

More bystanders near the beach steadily went down to the water to help; at one point, nearly a dozen people were working together to get the whale further into the ocean.

Soon after, an individual could be seen swimming into the pounding waves alongside the marine creature as attempts to save it grew increasingly desperate. But the whale appeared to be struggling and kept moving back toward the beach.

Other people also tried to help the whale until officials arrived at the scene.

Aerial footage showed lifeguards bringing makeshift gurney to the water around 9 a.m. and rescuing the whale, who was placed into an awaiting California Wildlife Center van.

Capt. Remy Smith with L.A. County Lifeguards confirmed to KTLA that his agency as well as personnel from the Wildlife Center went to the scene to rescue the 12-foot beached whale.

The animal, however, was found to be suffering from numerous health issues, including chronic wounds, diarrhea and blindness, according to Jennifer Brent, the Wildlife Center's executive director.

"We were advised by experienced veterinarians at Sea World in cooperation with NOAA that this species does not fare well in rehabilitation and combined with other problems ... the decision was made to euthanize," she wrote in an emailed statement.

The carcass will be taken to the Natural History Museum for testing, she added.

KTLA's Jennifer Thang contributed to this story.

Here's even more surf photos from another photographer at the Venice Pier. These were shot by Rocketfish Media - SteveChristensenPhoto








There are more photos, all full size and in high-resolution, in the Venice Pier - January 2019 Photo Gallery from Rocketfish Media - SteveChristensenPhoto.

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North Pacific continues to churn out storm after storm with more solid NW swell due for the West Coast this week.

West Coast gets a string of swells thanks to the recent, and ongoing, storm activity just off the coast. However, this week will come down to windows - some areas will deal with pesky south winds while others flourish with opportunity.

Here's a just some of the surf photos from Sunday around noon at the Venice Breakwater. For the early morning surf photos, click here. This photos are from Six12 Media. The link to the complete gallery is down below.












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

Venice Breakwater - Sunday Late Morning 1-13-2019 - Photo Gallery #5


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

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Here's a just some of the surf photos from Sunday morning at the Venice Breakwater. There are over 400 photos from Six12 Media. The links to the complete galleries are down below.


















You can find over 400 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in these 5 photo galleries:

Venice Breakwater - Sunday Morning 1-13-2019 - Photo Gallery #1
Venice Breakwater - Sunday Morning 1-13-2019 - Photo Gallery #2
Venice Breakwater - Sunday Morning 1-13-2019 - Photo Gallery #3
Venice Breakwater - Sunday Morning 1-13-2019 - Photo Gallery #4
Venice Breakwater - Sunday Morning 1-13-2019 - Photo Gallery #5


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

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Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.


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