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From September 16th - October 31st, the Surfrider Foundation presents the 3rd annual Found Objects photo contest. Found Objects is a an opportunity for people to share items that they’ve found and cleaned-up! off of their local beach or waterway. Participants are encouraged to take a photo of the objects found on the beach, arranged in a creative and artistic way AND share a story about the photograph. This story can include activities, memories or what Contestant (and their community) are doing to protect that beach.

To submit an entry, post the photo to your Instagram or Twitter account, write your story, and then tag @surfrider and use the hashtag #SurfriderFound to be entered in the contest.

Found Objects Photo Contest Prizes!

One (1) Overall grand prize winner will receive:
(1) Firewire Surfboard of your choice (certain restrictions apply) ($700)
- Surfrider membership ($25)

One (1) Second prize winner will receive:
- GoPro 7 Hero Black ($400)
- Surfrider membership ($25)

One (1) Third prize winner will receive:
- Surfrider gift pack ($150)
- Surfrider membership ($25)

Found Object Photo Tips
Trash/Debris — Look for a variety of trash and debris: unique shapes, sizes, & colors
Composition — When composing the photo, arrange the items in a creative way and shoot the photo from above
Color Use — Look for unusual colored objects that will stand out amongst the neutral sand color
Textures — Try and find 3D objects or objects with unique textures which will stand out in the photograph
Story — Make sure to include a clever, funny, or unique story as the caption of your photo!

More info at Surfrider Foundation Found Objects.

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

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

Venice Pier - Saturday 10-12-2019 - 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.

The average water temps as of October 10th.

Mark your calendars, mateys. ZJ Boarding House announced the date for this year's Haunted Heats Surf Contest. It's happening on Oct 26th, sign up now at

Novice surfers and grommets always welcome, the only requirements for this surf contest are a fun attitude, good vibes, and a rad costume. October 26th, at tower 26-27, at 8 AM where you’ll compete for the fame and glory of the Haunted Heats!! As always, there will be raffle prizes

Need some costume inspo? Check out what went down last year: 2018 Haunted Heats Surf Contest.

Police are investigating after a body was found on Venice Beach Wednesday morning.

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department responded to the 600 block of Ocean Front Walk around 7 a.m. to assist the fire department.

They say an adult man was found dead on the beach. Homicide detectives were called to the scene to investigate.

It is not known how the man died or when. His identity has not yet been released.

This Saturday. Ocean Goddess Surf is hosting their first Goddess Group Lessons! If you are in search of friendly, fun and girl powered beginner surf lessons, this is your chance! These will be at Venice Beach.

Lessons in LA can be expensive and it can be intimidating to try surfing alone. Join the Ocean Goddess Surf Coaches for a 1.5 hour lesson with up to 5 other women/girls of your skill level! Only $50 per person. All ages welcome. These are lessons for beginner surfers only.

Sign up via this link: Goddess Group Lessons - 3 time slots - 8am, 10am and 12pm. 6 girls max per lesson.

Your lesson includes:
1.5 hour instruction on land and in water
Surf Photo
**Note for these lessons, wetsuit is not included in price. $10 extra to rent one.

"L8nightwithChoccy is Jay “L8night” Larson and Lyndon “Choccy” Cabellon’s surf talk podcast.

For this podcast, they had the pleasure of sitting with in his beautiful home in Venice Beach, Ca. The owner of General Admission/ is a South African transplant who has worked hard to fulfill an American Dream. Listen to his episode to find out more!!

*But hey Gavon, Venice is NOT the birth place of skateboarding. No matter how badly the Venice guys want to claim it is, it's not.

Forecast from Surflies: Combination of Swells -- Bouts of Onshore Winds Friday and Saturday, October 4th-5th: 3-4’ surf at better combo exposures, plus sets at the best of those breaks.

"Prime season for combo swell in California, with this week delivering more Southern Hemisphere swell and NW swell. Generally a good time for conditions as well, but the next few days are a little dicey in that department."

More info at: ProSUPshop

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