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Pyzel Board Giveaway

Win a sparkly new 6'1 Jon PYZEL custom Surfboard from Hawaii, a $250 gift card to Jacks Surfboards plus Jack's signature apparel and a ton of COR Surf Gear that includes a board stand, wall rack, waterproof backpack, etc. More than you can carry - $1500 value!!

To Enter:
➡️Follow @jackssurfboards , @cor_surf and @pyzelsurfboards on the ol' Instagram
➡️Enter your name + email at the link on Jacks Surfboards Homepage
➡️Tag 2 of your surfing buddies in the post with the above photo on either on those 3 Instagram accounts.
Contest ends Monday June 10th - good luck!!

Everything In Between Movie Premiere

Mark your calendars for an epic evening of inspirational swell riding, Pizza, brews and an over all positive vibe!

Boardriders Malibu
18820 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca 80265
310 - 359 - 8274

Surfrider Venice Beach Clean-Up + Concert

Surfrider LA has teamed up with Angel City Brewery, KROQ, and Aviator Nation for a series of summertime cleanups and concerts. With two events at the Venice Breakwater and two to be held at Surfrider Beach, each cleanup will be followed by a concert held at Aviator Nation locations on Abbot Kinney and at Surfrider Malibu. First one is June 30th. Clean your local beach and reward yourself with live local music and tasty brews. $20 tix online, $25 at the door.

More Info Click Here

Malibu - Thursday 5-30-19

Here are a couple of surf photos from Thursday shot at First Point by Brian Asher Photography. The link to the complete gallery of more photos is down below.

You can find more photos from this session in Brian's Facebook photo album:

Malibu 5-30-19 Photo Album

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

Santa Monica To Lose Landmark Artwork

Story by Jorge Casuso
An iconic half-century old mural that has become emblematic of Santa Monica's laid-back beach culture will be removed soon under a settlement between the owner and the City. City officials confirmed that Mark Leevan, the owner of the former savings and loan building on the corner of 26th Street and Wilshire Boulevard, is moving forward with plans to remove the large mural composed of colored mosaic tiles.

Created by renowned artist Millard Sheets, the 40 foot by 16-and-a-half foot mural above the entry depicts a day at the beach that for generations has captured the essence of the community.

"The City has received notice that the owner has worked with the artist’s son to find a willing recipient for the mural," said Constance Farrell, the City's spokesperson.

"The owner has therefore requested to proceed with removing the mural, which is permissible under the terms of the settlement agreement. The City is reviewing the request at this time."

The Santa Monica Conservancy sent an email alert Friday noting that the mural on the prominent Y-shaped building that was designated a landmark in 2017 could soon be removed.

"See it now before it's gone!" the Conservancy wrote in its alert.

The building, the email said, "will soon lose its remarkable artworks, including the impressive mosaic mural depicting a beach scene."

"While the Conservancy is glad that a recipient has been found, the fact remains that this iconic Santa Monica landmark is being torn apart, its artwork removed from its original architectural setting, and a landmark lost."

Read more on this at Iconic Santa Monica Beach Mural Will Soon Be Removed

Venice Pier Beach Clean-Up With LA Galaxy

On Saturday June 22, join Surfrider LA for a special spring beach cleanup with the LA Galaxy at the Venice Pier. Come team up with fans and players to give a some TLC to one of our favorite local beaches!


They Will Surf Again Volunteers Needed

Life Rolls On need some help. More volunteers are needed to help with this Saturday's They Will Surf Again event setup. Help is needed on Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1. See the details in the flyer above. Please contact if you are able to help.

NEMO | Helio LX

Surfing spots like Sunset where there's no showers, or Venice where the showers are filled with bum piss, portable showers are a good thing to have. Check out this one:

The Helio™ LX has 5.8 gallon tank with a foot pump that with occasional pumps you can keep fully pressurized for 7-10 minutes of strong continuous spray. Shower in a parking lot, blast the dishes at your campsite, wash off your dog at the trail head …super useful little device.

Unlike gravity camp showers that need to be hung overhead and produce dismal water pressure, Helio™ LX rests securely on the ground and delivers the pressure you need to wash hair, do the dishes, rinse off gear, water your plants, or wash the dog.

You can quickly and easily pressurize the 5.8-gallon tank with a foot pump – and with occasional pumps you can keep it fully pressurized for 7-10 minutes of strong, continuous spray. The tank cannot be over-inflated. Set the black tank in the sun to warm up gradually, or you can fill it directly with hot water for a warm shower.

Unlike other pressurized showers, Helio™ LX can be refilled anywhere, even without a hose. The 7-foot neoprene hose is long enough to hold it overhead for a shower, or to reach all angles of dirty gear, muddy paws, or salty wetsuits.

Generous 5.8-gallon / 22-liter capacity.
7-10 minutes of continuous, steady water pressure.
7-foot neoprene sprayer hose with spray nozzle.
No need to hang; sits securely on the ground.
Refill anywhere; no hose required.
Warm in the sun or fill directly with hot water for a hot shower or dirty dishes.
Safety strap prevents accidental opening and provides easy transport.
Compact ventilated carrying case stows tank, hose, nozzle, and pump neatly.
Pair with Heliopolis privacy shelter for hands-free overhead shower.

Patagonia Board Swap

Come out to Patagonia Santa Monica for their annual Community Board Swap! They will also have an epic FCD board sale on select past season boards. Coffee and snacks are free, there will also be June Shine Hard Kombucha serving throughout the event. Stop by to score an awesome deal on a new board or a new-to-you board!

Event is from 10am-1pm but get there early to get the best deals as they are first come first served!

Interested in selling a board at the swap? Please call the store to register your board(s) by June 7th (they won't be accepting boards day of the swap) and they can give you all the details.

(310) 395-6985

Patagonia Santa Monica store
1344 4th Street ,
Santa Monica , California , 90401

Nick Gabaldón Day 2019

Nick Gabaldón Day honors the legacy of L.A.'s early surfer of color! Celebrate Nick with us on June 1.

Nick Gabaldon (1927-1951) was a pioneering surfer of African American and Mexican American descent. He was the first documented surfer of color in the Santa Monica Bay. Gabaldón’s passion, athleticism, discipline, love and respect for the ocean live on as the quintessential qualities of the California surfer.

In 2013, with the help of African American historian, Alison Rose Jefferson, Heal the Bay joined forces with the Black Surfers Collective to amplify and expand their prior Nick Gabaldón efforts.

Nick Gabaldón Day in its current form is now in its 7th year and will be held on June 1, 2019. This innovative celebration provides an amazing opportunity for broadening outreach, action, and education to connect Angelenos with their cultural, historical and natural heritage.

The shoreline and waters at Bay Street in Santa Monica were an active hub of African American beach life during the Jim Crow era. This beach was popular in the 1900s to early 1960s among African Americans, who sought to avoid hostile and racial discrimination they might experience at other southland beaches. Racial discrimination and restrictive covenants prevented African Americans from buying property throughout the Los Angeles region, but their community’s presence and agency sustained their oceanfront usage in Santa Monica.

In 2008 the City of Santa Monica officially recognized the “Inkwell” and Nick Gabaldon with a landmark monument at Bay Street and the Oceanfront Walk.

Nick Gabaldón Day introduces young and old from inland communities to the magic of the coast through free surf and ocean safety lessons; beach ecology exploration; and a history lesson about a man who followed his passion against all odds.

The Black Surfers Collective, Heal the Bay , Surf Bus Foundation, Santa Monica Conservancy , The Wilderness Society and other organizations partner on the Nick Gabaldón Day experience to reach out to families in under-served communities to inspire, engage and empower them through meaningful educational programming. We are helping to build personal and shared experiences with cultural, historical and nature heritage and civic engagement that are the foundation of stewardship, and the development of the next generation of civic, heritage conservation, and environmental leaders.

Check the Heal the Bay Event Page for more info.

Nick Gabaldón Day 2019 Event Schedule
9am Welcome Ceremony at Bay Street Beach & Memorial Paddle Out for Nick
10am-1pm Free surf lessons, beach exploration and cleanup. Surfers must register in advance
12:30 Raffle at the beach
1pm-5pm The Nick Gabaldón Day celebration continues at Heal the Bay’s Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier (Aquarium Admission is free in honor of Nick!*)
1pm Documentary “12 Miles North: The Nick Gabaldón Story”
2pm Children’s Story Time with Joel Harper
3pm Documentary “White Wash”
4:30pm Documentary “La Maestra (The Teacher)”.
*The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will be free for all visitors in honor of Nick on Saturday, June 1st thanks to a grant from the California Coastal Conservancy and the Wilderness Society.

CalTrans Closing PCH Lanes

Heads up! For you dawn patrollers, Caltrans will be closing the right lane of Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) overnight in Santa Monica and Topanga this week for paving work. Closures will be in place from 9pm-5am. Here's the notice:

Topanga Blvd Closed This Week

Heads up! For you dawn patrollers, this week Caltrans will be fully closing the Topanga Canyon Blvd during the night. Here's their announcement:

Overnight FULL closures of Topanga Canyon Blvd (SR-27), from PCH to Grand View Drive, continue tonight. The closure will be in place Tuesday-Thursday from 10pm-5am. See the alternate route below.

Boards of CRAIGSLIST Board Swap

The OFFICIAL @clistboards Board Swap flyer just dropped:

The first time for this new board swap, it's being held at The Waterfront Venice on Sunday, June 2. It starts at 9am.

The Waterfront
205 Ocean Front Walk,
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 309-5331

Sidewalk CPR at The SM Pier

The Ahola Shirt Book Signing

Dale Hope has spent his life in the garment industry in Hawai’i. He inherited his parents’ clothing business, bought and served as creative director of the legendary Kahala label, and worked with Patagonia to help develop our Pataloha collection.

The Patagonia Santa Monica store will have Dale, author of ‘The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands,’ give a fascinating presentation about the Hawaiian shirt. They will have a hula performance, a live Hawaiian band, snacks and refreshments. Also have books for sale and signing.

This event is free. Doors open at 7 PM. Event starts at 7:30 PM

Don’t forget to come in your favorite aloha shirt to be entered into a product raffle!

Patagonia Santa Monica store
1344 4th Street ,
Santa Monica , California , 90401

Can't make it, or want the book now, you can order via Amazon:

Updated: Venice Pier Jumper Rescued By Surfer

Got some updated info on that guy who had to be rescued after jumping off the Venice Pier.
By Peter Ruiz, head of Venice Pier Project

At 12:15 pm Tuesday, May 7th, an unidentified man jumped off the north side of the Venice Pier.

Under estimating the undertow and the wind, he struggled to swim away from the pilings. A set of 3- to 5-foot waves rolled in a few minutes later and slammed the man into not one but two pilings. A near by surfer, Wagner Lima, rescued the guy. Lima heard the guy screaming for help. Lima paddled over to him and had him grab onto his legs so he can paddle both of them out to the beach. A few minutes later LAFD was on scene. The man refused to be treated and was informed that it’s a fine or even arrest for jumping off the Venice Pier. Dazed and bleeding from all the mussels tearing into his torso, the man limped away to the showers.

Sunset - Saturday 5-25-2019

Here's a couple shots from Sunset taken aon Saturday. These photos were shot by Six12 Media.

You can find these and a few dozen more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:
Sunset - Saturday 5-25-2019 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 surf spots?
Click Surf Spot Galleries for a list of past days.

Malibu - Friday 5-24-2019

Here are a couple of surf photos from Thursday shot at First Point by Brian Asher Photography. The link to the complete gallery of more photos is down below.

You can find more photos from this session in this photo gallery:

Malibu First Point 5-23-2019 & 5-24-2019 Photo Gallery

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

Life Rolls On's Jesse Billauer

Jesse Billauer joins Walker in the Locker Room. You may not have heard Jesse's story before but once you do, you'll be inspired.

Jesse is a world-class surfer that had his life changed in an instant when he broke his neck and severed his spinal cord while surfing. Jesse talks about how surfing took him all over the world and still does to this day. The guys talk about Jesse's accident and how he found a passion for helping others that allowed him to keep moving forward. Walker asks about Jesse's world championship in adaptive surfing and work as a motivation speaker.

And finally, Jesse talks about the organization he started Life Rolls On and how he is helping people through surfing and skating and how people can get involved in upcoming events.

What Is It About Surfing That Pulled Jesse In | 2:52
Surfing Takes Jesse Around The World | 4:24
Jesse Talks About The Injury That Changed His Life | 6:10
How Jesse Moved Forward After The Accident | 11:45
Finding A Way To Help Others | 15:28
Becoming A World Champion | 16:43
How People Can Be A Part Of Life Rolls On | 22:19

Rider Shack Memorial Day Sale

Rider Shack is starting off Memorial Day weekend with a banger of a SALE!! Buy one, get one 50% off on clothing store wide! Now through Monday!! Offer is Equal or lesser value on clothing, in store only

13211 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310.821.SURF (7873)
877.57.SHACK (74225)

LIfe Rolls On Merch Sale

Life Rolls On is excited for the 2019 “They Will Surf Again” season to get under way that they are offering 40% OFF everything in the Life Rolls On Online Store. This sale is valid from May 24-31.

Malibu - Thursday 5-23-2019

Here are a couple of surf photos from Thursday shot at First Point by Brian Asher Photography. The link to the complete gallery of more photos is down below.

You can find more photos from this session in this photo gallery:

Malibu First Point 5-23-2019 & 5-24-2019 Photo Gallery

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