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Minor SoCal Swell From Tropical Storm Flossie

There is a smidgen of mid-period SSE swell on SoCal beaches today, although that’s about the best we expect from Flossie for the Golden State.



Flossie is only a modest-size tropical cyclone. Currently weakening and looks mediocre on satellite imagery (although it may restrengthen slightly later this week). Tracking west, away from California/Baja (ideal track would be north, coming back toward those regions). Booking out to the west at 14 knots – really bad for California a

Glen Kennedy's Paddle Out Aerial Tribute



"Glen Kennedy owned and operated Kennedy's Surfshop in Woodland Hills California before passing earlier this year. He had shaped 1000's of boards throughout the years and some were here today. I didn't know Glen personally but I visited his shop for beach apparel. He was well known and friendly to all. A really a big part of the local surf community from San Diego to Santa Barbara and beyond. Today, 1000's showed up at First Point by the Malibu pier to pay their respect and give a traditional surfer send off by paddling out, forming a circle and then coming together in the center and splashing. Truly an emotional and touching event. The show of support from the many surfers morning the loss of one of their legends, hero, friend and mentor was inspiring. It was a privilege to film this event with permission from the event director and local law enforcement. Also spoke to the Lifeguard staff to let them know of my intent. This is normally a restricted area "No Drones" but was granted an "OK" by all for this event. I can't say that I didn't fly over a few people but I tried to keep it to the minimum by staying on the perimeter. The Mavic 2 Zoom is the perfect craft for this sort of event. I was able to bring the crowd in close without having to be over them.

Weather conditions were perfect at 8am but it became overcast by 10 when the paddle out began. Could not go higher than a 100ft before everything turned gray. I wasn't alone, a couple other drones were out there and fortunately we didn't find each other. Glen's closest friends and family members were in the center. Closing shot showed, it may have been his son being overtaken by emotions with the show of support from Glen's many friends and acquaintances.

This is truly one of the most Inspiring events I've ever had the privilege to film. Very touching.

For those close to Glen, I hope that I presented this Tribute in a respectful way. My condolences to the many that loved him. I think he would've been stoked to have seen how many showed up for his paddle out.

Thx for watching" - bdseidler

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Water Temps



The average water temps as of 7-29-2019.

Bay Street Beach Clean Up



Surfrider LA is hosting a cleanup this Thursday 8/1 at 10am for NBCUniversal at Bay Street in Santa Monica and needs a few folks to help us with setup and trash management. 10-12pm. DM Surfrider LA via @SurfriderLA Instagram if you’re able to help them out and thanks!

Bestie Summer Giveaway



You’ll win four eco bikinis of your choice from SummerLove Swim (two suits for you and two for your bestie) plus a private surf lessons for two people in beautiful Malibu, California with We Are Travel Girls Co-Founder Vanessa Rivers. Summer never ends with this luxury giveaway that will have you splashing on the beach in your new eco-friendly swimsuits while you learn to surf on one of the most icon stretches of coastline in the world!



Designed and manufactured in California, SummerLove Swim features a range of mix and match eco bikinis created with a sustainable swimwear fabric made out of recycled fishing nets recovered from the sea by the Healthy Seas initiative. With every eco bikini purchase you are helping to clean up our oceans!

How To Enter
- Complete this ENTRY FORM
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- Winner will be picked and announced on August 30th 2019
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Innocnts' Dora Lives Tribute Tee



Innocnts is taking pre-orders for this Dora Lives t-shirt. They will only be available on their website for a few days, so if you want one, act now.

Glen Kennedy Paddle Out


Hundreds showed up to Malibu on Sunday for the paddle out for the legendary Glen Kennedy, who passed away earlier this month. We compiled some photos and words from those who attended:


"This was One of the most amazing days of my life yesterday at the Glen Kennedy Memorial Paddle Out at Malibu 1st Point. I’m so stoked to have been a part of this wonderful event with my son and friends, including friends I hadn’t seen in a long time.

Glen Kennedy’s Legacy will no doubt live on and he will be missed. R.I.P. Glen!" -
purelife33



"Today was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever had the opportunity to experience. Over 500 surfers; bros, pros and kooks alike; all turned up to honor the life of the King of the Valley. It was nuts to see just how many people Glen’s incredible life touched. R.I.P. Glen Kennedy" - Tydeman Newman



"This was One of the most amazing days of my life yesterday at the Glen Kennedy Memorial Paddle Out at Malibu 1st Point. I’m so stoked to have been a part of this wonderful event with my son and friends, including friends I hadn’t seen in a long time. Glen Kennedy’s Legacy will no doubt live on and he will be missed. R.I.P. Glen!" - Michael Pessell



"Standing on top of the Malibu Pier taking this photo was an experience I will not forget. A sea of surfers making their own human reef as we celebrated the life of Glen Kennedy yesterday at Surfrider Beach Malibu. He was an icon and a legend. This paddle out was the largest ever in Malibu. An amazing display of love for Glen and his family. It was incredibly moving." - Tim Keagy



"Moving & meaningful to be part of the incredible send off for a local legend yesterday, the Glen Kennedy Memorial paddle out in Malibu. Crowds gathered on the beach from early morning then over 500 surfers, many on boards shaped by the man himself, took to the ocean to celebrate the life of a man who touched so many hearts.

Both my boys bought their first second hand boards from Glen, then later saved up to have him custom shape a board for them. He discussed their purchases with them as surfers not “kids”, no matter how young they were members of his community.

R.I.P. Glen ♥️ you are missed." -
Naomi Newman





"Beach views from the paddle out for Glen Kennedy yesterday. It was amazing to be surround by people who knew and loved Glen. The energy was incredible and the vibes were of pure love. My deepest condolences to the Kennedy family. I didn’t know how much of a legend Glen was but I felt it yesterday. Glen was our friend through fishing and hanging at the shop. We experienced a different side of his life and I’m forever thankful.

He will live on forever through the boards he made, all the wonderful people who ride them, and the friendships he made." -
@fishnsoph



"Excellent paddle out ariel photo by @charlesrsmith honoring surf industry pioneer ,shaper ,competitor and friend Glen Kennedy .I predicted this to be massive ,but this ........this is testament to the reach and influence Glen had on an entire community industry and beyond !!!!!

All I can say is spectacular Glen simply spectacular !!!!!!" -
Jon LaLanne






"The King has left the building | GK will never ever be forgotten. 3000 people showed up from all corners of the world to pay respects to the King of the Valley. When you have the news stations covering this event, you know someone pretty damn important left the building. My condolences to the Kennedy family. Thank you Glen for paving the path for all of us " - Dale H Rhodes



"Incredibly poignant and moving morning spent at the Memorial Paddle Out for local surfer, shaper and gentle human Glen Kennedy. We got to know Glen when he shaped Tydeman and Jonezy‘s boards . Based on this morning, he clearly touched so many lives in such a positive way. Humbling. RIP Glen " - Rhys Newman







"We say goodbye in surfer style to Surf Icon, board designer/shaper and legend, Glen Kennedy.!" - OnIt.Pro.

More photos from OnIt.Pro our in their Facebook Album



"I personally needed to feel and see all of the love and people for Glen. It was a healing day for all of us! It was great to see all of our friends of Malibu. How is this photo: Paul Lovis, Richard Wilken, Jim Erickson, Robby Dick, Scott Anderson, myself, Randy Rodstoker and Ned. Much Love for Glen Kennedy. RIP Brother Glen." - Allen Sarlo



"Got up early & paid my respect to Glen Kennedy @ Malibu this morning. " - Mike Groff




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Glen Kennedy Paddle Out News Clip



KTLA 5's live news clip of the paddle out for legendary surfboard shaper and surfer Glen Kennedy, held on July 28th at Surfrider Beach in Malibu.

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Sunset Surfing at Malibu



Video clips of some of this weekend's sunset surfing at Malibu on Sunday, shot by SoCal Surfer.

Ocean Park Art Walk



The Ocean Park Art Walk is a community driven event hosted by local businesses, that showcases local artists, live music, food trucks, and crafts. This inaugural event will be held on Sunday Aug 3rd from 11am - 4pm on Ocean Park Blvd between 32nd & 28th St. in Santa Monica.

More info: Ocean Park Art Walk Facebook Page

Maya Gaberia in Los Angeles



Spend the day in Los Angeles with Brazilian big wave ripper, Maya Gaberia as she trains, surfs and eats sushi.

Leo Carrillo - Friday 7-26-2019


Some surf photos from Friday at Leo Carrillo shot by Jon Viscott. There's a big gallery of shots, link is down below.





Photographer Jon Viscott has a lot more surf photos from this day at Leo. You can find all the full size and high-resolution images, in this photo gallery:

Leo Carrillo - Friday 7-26-2019 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.

Solid Surfboards Tour



Swing by ZJ Boarding House and meet Solid Surfboards shaper Dan O’Hara! Come visit with Dan & save $100 on ALL Solid Surfboards or $100 on a Solid Surfboard custom order.


ZJ Boarding House
2619 Main St. Santa Monica, CA
(310) • 392 • 5646
Store Hours:
Mon - Sat 10am - 7pm
Sun 10am - 6pm

Topanga - Thursday Afternoon 7-25-2019


Thursday afternoon at Topanga. These were shot by Six12 Media. These are just a few of the over 200+ photos from this session. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots in some of the complete photo galleries, check them out, the links to the galleries are down below.


















You can find these and over 200 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in these 2 photo galleries:

Topanga - Thursday Afternoon 7-25-2019 Photo Gallery #1

Topanga - Thursday Afternoon 7-25-2019 Photo Gallery #2

Wanna see photos from previous days at this and other surf spots?
Click Surf Spot Galleries for a list of past days.