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Wipeout Wednesday

We haven't had a Wipeout Wednesday this month, so let's get one in before May is done.. This set of wipeout photos were shot by Six12 Media.

Click: Wednesday Wipeouts for the previous wipeout photo sets.

Hold to your Butt Recycle Bins

Check out these little silver bins posted up at a surf break near you thanks to the team at Hold On To Your Butt . They are committed to keeping cigarette butts off the beach. 🚬 butts are the number 1 source of litter on our California beaches. The team empties these bins and ships the butts to TerraCycle where they recycle the trash and eventually give it a new life. This bin was purchased by one of their volunteers, Patrick Migliazzo .

Interested in installing one at your local surf break? Contact Tiffany at

One California Day 10th Anniversary Screening

It is just One California day away from Patagonia Santa Monica 's 10 year anniversary screening of One California Day! Swing by THURSDAY, JUNE 1 and hang with @jasonbaffafilms and the crew as Bennett Piscitelli spins some vinyl, Ziobaffa Wine wine is poured, and Patagonia Provisions whips up the tasty eats. Doors open at 7, event takes off at 7:30.

Patagonia Santa Monica

1344 4th Street
Santa Monica

This Week's Surf Forecast

SW swell and NW windswell will combine for modest surf through mid-week, plenty rideable, but generally head high and under. Winds/conditions are the major issue with many areas plagued by onshore and/or unfavorable winds. There is a new, larger SSW swell due late week

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Baywatch Review

To sum it up in 2 words: It sucks.

It really does.

First of all, this is the type of movie all the film "Critics" are required to give a negative review of. Those stuffy types are not supposed to like raunchy comedies and raunchy comedies aren't made for them anyways. They are made for the people who just want to spend 90 minutes watching something silly and laughing. Unfortunately, Baywatch straight up failed to deliver any laughs. It has a few small laughs, and that's about it. Even the eye-candy is mediocre. There's not even any memorable beauty shots in the film. No surfing scenes either, not that Hollywood ever shoots any proper surf scenes, so maybe that's for the better. The film relocated the setting to Georgia, so the scenery just sucks as well.

And if you were hoping that the R-rating means there is going to be some nude scenes, Baywatch did deliver there. They delivered an old man's penis. Not any of the Baywatch chicks most were hoping for.

Son Of The Beach did a much better job of being a raunchy Baywatch spoof.

Firewire Demo Days

Want to demo a Firewire, Slater Designs, Tomo or new Rob Machado model surfboard? The Firewire Surfboards van is going to live at ZJ Boarding House this weekend Sat 27th through Monday 29th. Buy any of these models by Firewire and get a $50 Gift Card + 25% Off any surf accessories during the board purchase.

ZJ Boarding House

2619 Main St.
Santa Monica

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Venice Pier - Thursday 5-25-2017

Gloomy Thursday morning at the Venice Pier with some decent waves. North of the pier was the surfers, and on the south side was all the standup paddle bros. These photos shot by Six12 Media.

There's a lot more shots in the complete Venice Pier - Thursday 5-25-2017 Gallery.

Surfers Healing In Malibu

Surfers Healing 's first event of the season is on June 3rd in Malibu. For more info, visit:

Meet & Greet With Shore Break Photographer Clark Little

Meet famed shore break photographer Clark Little as he tours Southern California next week.

Hurley invites you to a personal 30 minute meet & greet with the famed water photographer, Clark Little. With a special select few, bring your questions for the master of shorebreak and come ready to talk story.

Meet + Greet at Hurley Factory Store- Citadel from 5:30PM - 6 PM
Clark Little signing from 6 PM - 7:30 PM

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MHS Surf Team's Successful Season

By McKenzie Jackson
Photo by Scott Lewis

A season of conquering waves, top finishes and exciting surfing came to an end on April 30 for the Malibu High surf team.

Of course, the season wasn’t close to a wipeout for the group of longboard and shortboard surfers. The Sharks boys and girls squads finished second in the Scholastic Surf Series’ LA to Santa Barbara High School Division 1.

Sharks coach Dale Rhodes said the group had a strong finish to the season that began last October.

“At the end of the day, we ended up strong as a team,” Rhodes said. “We worked well together and had great teamwork. Although we didn’t get first place, I still say we had a strong year.”

The club team won head-to-head matchups and meets against opposing schools in surfing events on the Southern California coast.

The boys group was led by junior SJ Murphy and senior Sean Woods, who finished rated second and third in shortboard, respectively. Carson Dohan finished eighth, Italo Masinas finished 11th and Ryder Sturges was 13th. Senior Cajun Holland placed 13th in the longboard.

“We have some of the best boys surfers on the whole coast,” Rhodes said
With the girls team, sophomore Betsey Lee ended the season rated first in longboard and second in shortboard. Her teammate, freshman Saxon Rhodes, coach Rhodes’ daughter, finished third in longboard and fourth in shortboard.

Scott Lewis, who coaches the Sharks with the elder Rhodes, said Lee and Rhodes’ high finishes are a big deal.

“It was unprecedented,” he said. “This year we had two strong girl surfers. They have nowhere to go but up.”

Coach Rhodes said the girls excelled at a high level while under pressure all season.

“Betsy and Saxon thrive on pressure and they really go after it,” he said. “These girls are highly competitive. Our girls are more competitive and focused.”

Malibu’s season started in October with a 76-53 win over Oak Park and a first-place finish among the eight schools that competed in a meet at Zuma Beach.

Lewis said one of the highlights of the season was shortboard surfer Dohan’s confidence at a late February meet at Summer Beach in Ventura.

“He showed up and said, ‘I’m going to win today,’ and he did,” Lewis recalled. “That was shocking. It was amazing. I pointed out with that type of attitude, that is how you win in life.”

Rhodes said the Sharks’ camaraderie at the state championships last month stuck out to him.

“They entered the event with a positive attitude,” he said of Malibu’s surfers. “Even though they fell short, they still walked away like, ‘We did this as a team.’”

Rhodes and Lewis are proud of the team’s second-place ranking in their division. The coaches have high expectations for next season.

“I think it is a natural progression,” Rhodes said. “As they get older and train more. It’s a natural progression.”

Volunteers Needed For The Santa Monica Paddleboard Races

The week of the event, we need volunteers to help out Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. Volunteers will receive an event t-shirt, hat and the satisfaction of being a part of another fantastic Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival.

The Clif Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival
on June 10th, 2017 is an annual all-day, family friendly celebration of decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history. Tracing its roots back to the 1930’s Santa Monica Pier paddleboard races – some of the first in the world – this year’s event offers epic competition. Courses start and finish on the sand immediately south of the Pier and there are 5 ways to compete - Fun Paddle, Long Course, Elite Race, Clif SUP / Paddleboard Knockout.

Volunteer Descriptions

Goody Bag Stuffing- The day before the race hundreds of goody bags must be stuffed with items for the racers. This role is great if you want to be involved, but are not available on race day, as well as if you are detail-oriented.

Volunteer Team Captains- Highly motivated and organized leaders are needed to take on the role of volunteer captain. As a volunteer captain, you will help recruit volunteers, and on race day you will take the lead for your area by educating, organizing, and managing groups of people to execute the assigned task. Volunteer Booth- Manning the volunteer booth is critical to making our race day volunteers feel welcomed. Your tasks would include volunteer registration, volunteer orientation, and working with the volunteer coordinator and team captains throughout the day. It’s great if you are organized, friendly, and looking for a low-intensity role.

Start/Finish Line Set-up- If you are a start/finish line volunteer, you will help lay cones, hang flags and banners, and set-up tables and tents on the beach.

Hang Signs / Banners- Making sure racers, volunteers, and spectators can find the event on race day is key to a successful event! Signs and banners need to be hung at all entrances, along the bike path and the pier, and on the beach. This role requires a good amount of walking!

Registration- Are you a cool, calm, detail-oriented person who works well under pressure? Registration volunteers will assist with checking-in racers, processing registration payments, assigning race numbers, handing out lunch tickets and goody bags, and informing racers of event logistics.

Pier Greeters- We like to attract all pier visitors to the event festivities on race day. As a pier greeter, you are key to making that happen! Mingling with pier visitors, passing out race day programs, and encouraging people to visit the museum and sponsor booths are key responsibilities of a pier greeters.

Beach Marshals- Do you love the ocean and want to be in the middle of the action?? Beach marshals direct racers to the start line, help set-up cones, pull paddle boards out of water and cheer on the racers. You will likely get wet so wear appropriate clothes!! Great for people who want to be on the sand and in the water, and who are able to carry paddleboards out of the water. (10-20lbs)

Finish Line & Timing - Finish line volunteers are right in the middle of all the action! They assist our timing team, cheer on our finishers, collect timing chips as racers cross the finish line, and help pass out water and fruit. It’s a great role if you want to be on the sand but not get wet, and also if you are friendly, outgoing, and enthusiastic.

Kids Activities- You will be cheering on youth athletes and assisting the activity coordinator with all Juniors Events on the beach. This role is great for people who have experience with kids and teens and who want to be in the middle of the action.

Beer Garden - Volunteers helping to staff the beer garden will help with welcoming customers, keeping the garden tidy, and assisting with beer tickets. This role is great for people who enjoy being around lots of people and good music!

Volunteer Floaters- Are you flexible and friendly? Flexibility is important because we won’t know where you’ll be assigned until race day. You will serve as one of our “reserves” and we will plug you in where we need you based on holes in the volunteer attendance and others needs that arise.

Start/Finish Line Tear-Down - If you are a start/finish line volunteer, you will help clean up cones, take down flags and banners, and tear down tents and tables on the beach. This activity may require some heavy lifting (5-25 lbs).

Volunteer Registration

Venice Pier - Wednesday 5-17-2017

Wednesday morning at the Venice Pier with some small waves. These photos shot by Six12 Media.

There's more shots in the complete Venice Pier - Wednesday 5-17-2017 Gallery.

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Baywatch Tickets

Buy 1 ticket, get 1 free. Plus get an additional $5 off when you use the promo code "FOUNDER"

Final price is as low as $3.98 for 2 tickets, depending on which theater and time you pick.

Purchase tickets at Atom Tickets.
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Frankie's Bikinis' USA, Baby! Lookbook

The new "USA, Baby!" collection from Malibu's Frankie's Bikinis.

Shop for these styles now at Frankie's Bikinis.

Patagonia Film Fest Deadline

ATTENTION FILMERS: The deadline to submit films for the Patagonia Film Festival is coming up on May 25. Any film having to do with ocean action or activism that's 5 minutes or less is welcome. Surf edits, enviro stories... it's wide open. It is free to submit a film. Patagonia Santa Monica staff will curate the selections. Filmmakers will be notified by June 8 as to whether their film will be screened at the film festival. Please email for more info.

The film fest is June 22. Winners receive a $1,000 shopping spree in the store.

Hands Across The Sand

StokeShare is joining forces with Surfrider LA to link hands to support our ocean and protest the dirty fuels that endanger our planet. In addition to the show of solidarity to protect our oceans and environment, we'll be taking a great group of kids from the LAPD Cadet Program surfing to inspire their connection to the ocean through the One Watershed program.

The surfing lesson will be provided by Wavehuggers and we need your help providing 1-to-1 instruction for the kids. Please let us know if you'd like to participate by volunteering and/or bringing your soft top surfboards to the beach. Let's get as many people as we can to link hands and show the kids what our ocean-friendly community is all about!

This event is open to the public but if you'd like to volunteer during the youth surf lesson, you'll need to complete a background check. After you RSVP on this page, you will be redirected to a volunteer page. You'll then be redirected to the background check website.

May 20, 2017 at 10am - 2pm

Venice - North of Pier
3000 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 902912
United States

CONTACT Joel Cesare · · 3103670234