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Made In Venice Movie Premiere – August 25th

“MADE IN VENICE” PREMIERES ON THE WESTSIDE: Thursday , Aug 25th at the Laemmle In Santa Monica, CA featuring Q&A with cast after film.

Thursday Opening Night Of "Made In Venice" The Movie has officially sold out! Get your tickets for the following nights while you still can. Q&A. sessions will follow Friday and Saturday Screenings as well!

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"Made In Venice" takes you on a rippin’, shreddin’ ride with the skateboarders and surfers of Venice, from “raising hell” on the beach in their teens to turning pro in the 80s and putting “street skating” on the global map. But their biggest challenge of all wasn’t becoming skateboarding legends, it was about getting what they dreamed of, and really wanted... a skatepark on Venice Beach for the community and the pro skaters of tomorrow.

Venice Pier - Sunday 7-31-2016

There's a lot more photos of this day in the Venice Pier - Sunday 7-31-2016 Gallery .

Venice Pier - Saturday 7-30-2016

There's a lot more photos of the surfing and the chick who decided to take off her pants in the Venice Pier - Saturday 7-30-2016 Gallery .

Night Sesh Returns

Bring a blanket or a beach chair and your friends, and join ZJ Boarding House for the summer's first Night Sesh on the lawn of the California Heritage Museum, Friday, August 5th at 8 PM.

This month, the World Surf League releases their Highlight Show from the Fiji Pro showcasing the best surfing from all the heats through the contest. Come experience the excitement and big scoring rides on the big screen!

There will be a raffle to benefit Stoked Mentoring , popcorn, drinks, and Holy Guacamole on Main st will have a new ZJ Boarding House burrito special!

More info: Night Sesh screening of WSL Fiji Pro Highlight Show

Venice Pier - Sunday 7-24-2016

That's Tristan Welch the morning after his first place finish in the Ocean Park Surf Contest. He was one of the few out Sunday morning surfing the Venice pier.

There's several more photos in the Venice Pier - Sunday 7-24-2016 Gallery .

Ocean Park Surf Contest

There's three big surf contests each year in the Santa Monica/Venice area, the Ocean Park Surf Contest is the first one of the year, followed by ZJ Boarding House Haunted Heats in October, and the Venice Surf-A-Thon at the end of the year.

Last year's Ocean Park Surf Contest was hampered by bad weather, a hurricane in Baja brought lightning and rain to the contest and force the lifeguards to not only remove everyone from the water, but the sand as well. This year we had near perfect conditions as an unpredicted swell popped up the day of the contest. Beautiful, but strange weather with the air temps at 76 and the water a nice 70 degrees as a huge cloud of smoke from the the San Gabriel fire drifted over the contest area creating an amber lighting effect and turning the sun bright red.

With the first heats starting at 6:30am, the surfers and crowded started gathering at the contest area very early.

Several photographers showed up early. We (Shacked) had 3 pro photographers covering all the action (including Scuba Zac, the one with the biggest lens).

Venice Beach celeb, Oscar, of Hecho en Venice clothing, one of the contest sponsors, enjoying the free bagels provided by Bagel Nosh Deli .

A little pep talk before they head out to compete.

As the morning went on, the sky's cleared up. Much to everyone's delight.

The ladies have a good time while waiting for their heat to begin.

The contest officials, being official, doing official things and stuff.

The World's Oldest Grom, Kurt Harper never misses this event, here he is with the other groms .

Some random photos from the crowd, there's a lot more in the Surfers, Crowd, Staff, Randomness, etc....Gallery

Now on to the surfing:

Page 2 - Body Surf

Page 3 - Girls Surf

Page 4 - Boys Surf

Page 5 - Womens Surf

Page 6 - Mens Surf

Page 7 - Masters Surf

Page 8 - Super Masters Surf

Page 9 - Juniors Surf

Page 10 - Results & Awards Ceremony

Page 11- Closing & Links to all the Complete Photo Galleries