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The 23rd Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon Results & Recap


The 23rd Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon Surf Contest held at the Venice Pier in 2-3ft glassy conditions on Dec 10th 2016. The contest sponsored 19 surfers and 41 men, women and children competed in the contest. 975.00 dollars was raised and donated to the MLD Christian Charity School Mindanao. Everybody had a great time in the friendly low key but competitive contest. Many new participants and families attended, as well as the crusty old barnacles who never fail to make it down to Venice and help out in one way our another. Local legend Joe Shmo called in from a very secure location and the live link up was broadcast via P.A to the crowd on the beach and pier.

The 23rd Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon Award Show featured Mitchell Schaffer, DJ Jacques and Frontside Grind performing live. The raffle was again a crowd pleaser, as well as the pizza and product tosses.

Thank you one and all for helping make the event a success 23 years in a row!


1st Filipp Gladov
2nd PPvR
3rd Gary Maxwelll

Longboard #2:
1st Norm Antonio
2nd Brock Meyeux
3rd Willy

1st Jack Newkirk
2nd DJ Jacques
3rd Jeff Shelp

1st Savanna G
2nd Mary P
3rd Chole Shelp

Groms :
1st. Isaac Fishman
2nd Fillip Gladkov
3rd Jaelen Kim

Mens :
1st Matt Smith
2nd Ghost Rider
3rd SteelHead


California Mermaid Surfing Photography Gallery Show

More info: CLICK HERE.

Trishredathon Los Angeles: Snowboard, Surf & Skate For A Cause

February 11, 2017

Join 50 people for an epic day of snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing in a unique Action Sports Triathalon. This will be the most amazing and fun filled day. It’ll make you wish every 5K you’ve ever run was this cool. Raise money for STOKED while having so much fun.

The Trishredthon begins and ends in Venice, California.

We meet at 5:30 a.m., we shred all day, then we party at Tom’s Flagship Store in Abbot Kinney, circa 7 p.m. All meals, lift tickets, and gear (if needed) will be provided.

-Snow - Snow Summit -Surf - Venice -Skate - Venice

Each participant commits to raising $500 for STOKED.

More info & to sign up: CLICK HERE

Venice Pier - Tuesday 1-24-2017

Another day of big waves at the Venice Pier. Here's some shots from Steve Christensen Photo.

2017 Life Rolls On "Get On Board" Tour Dates

To sign up in your area please visit Registration opens up 45 days before the event date. Sign up fast because it fills up quickly. Can't wait to see you all there.

Venice Pier - Saturday 1-21-2017

Big waves at the Venice Pier today. Here's some shots from @venicestoke.

Follow @venicestoke on Instagram to see more surf photos from Venice Beach.

RVCA Photography Sweepstakes

Want to take your photography to the water? Enter for a chance to win a full Zak Noyle Prize Pack here:

Prize pack includes:
1- RVCA x Zak Noyle Signature Camera Bag
1- Canon EOS 700D Camera provided by Hawaii Camera
1- Canon 18-55mm Lens provided by Hawaii Camera
1- SPL Waterhousings for Canon EOS 700D
2 Pairs of Hayn Sandals
2- Hydro Flask Water Bottles
2- 64G Lexar Memory Cards
Sun Bum Sunscreen
1- 4TB Lacie Hard Drive
1 Set of Zak Noyle DaFins
2 Grapes Portable Chargers
1- Zak Noyle Supreme Swim Goggles

1 Winner will be randomly selected Friday, 1/27. Good luck! Enter here:

Big Waves Coming This Weekend

Malibu, CA - A Surfer's Paradise - Summer 2016

A surfing recap of the past summer at Malibu.

Frederikke in Venice Beach

Last month was photos in Santa Monica, now here's Venice Beach.

Venice Pier - Saturday 1-14-2017

Some post-storm surfing from this weekend. These are from the Venice pier. Shot by Steve Christensen Photo.

There a lot more of these photo on Steve's website: Steve Christensen Photo.

Where do surfers shop?

More than 40% of surfers say they order and buy their boards straight from their shaper, while 39% say they got their last board from a local surf shop. Not bad, considering the current e-commerce heavy landscape, and the state of "instant gratification" hubs like Amazon have perpetuated.

Taking a look at the chart above, the next most common response is from "Craigslist," which clocks in at around 7%.

$100 Used Boards Sale

Bay Street Boards has tons of boards as low as $100 right now.
Bay Street Boards
3216 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica CA 90404

Venice Breakwater - Sunday 1-8-2017

Here's some photos from Six12 Media.

There is a lot more photos in the complete Venice Breakwater - Sunday 1-8-2017 Gallery.