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Glen Kennedy Celebration of Life

Come support the legend Glen Kennedy, who passed away earlier this month at either the Paddle Out at Surfrider or Celebration Service (details below).

The following is from the Facebook Event Page :

Join us in celebrating the amazing life of Legendary Glen Kennedy. We will be eating, drinking and telling tales of all the classic times.

Storytelling: We would love for people to share stories about Glen. The Event Center has 3 projector screens and a PA system. If you would like to share a story and photo(s), we will start at 3pm for the first session, and 7pm for the second. Please sign up to speak and / or to send photos email:

Attending: Since we expect more guests than the event center can hold at once, we will have 2 gathering times: From 2-5pm and from 6-9pm. Please RSVP on the Facebook Event below which gathering you will come to and how many people.

We also need people to carpool or use a rideshare service, as parking is limited to 100 spaces. Food and beverages will be provided, but feel free to bring your drink of choice.

Unstoppable Comes To Santa Monica

Finally, a local theater is showing this film. The ArcLight Santa Monica is now showing Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable.

Unstoppable is Bethany’s complete and untold story that follows her journey from childhood into motherhood – the ups, downs and her powerful resilience against all odds to become one of the leading professional surfers of all time. In 2016 alone Bethany’s capacity to inspire reached new heights as she beat a six-time world champion and the top-ranked surfer in the world at a major competition. From chasing her toddler, to chasing the biggest waves, Bethany is continuously rewriting the rules on being a fearless athlete, and brings new meaning to the phrase “surfs like a girl.”

Pre-purchase tickets from ArcLight or via Fandango.

Swell From Tropical Storm Dalila

Wednesday: 3’ waves at summer/combo breaks, 4’+ at standouts. Light/variable wind in AM hours. Fun long period South swell (190-175) continues to fill in through the day as well as some mid/short period SSE/S swell from Tropical Storm Dalila. The blend is good for waist-chest high waves at the south-facing and combo exposures of North LA.

Conditions should be cleaner right out of the gates compared to Tuesday morning, with light/variable flow in the earlier morning. Light SW veering Westerly winds trend up through the morning – adding texture/minor bump – then picking in the afternoon with moderate W/WNW winds.

Thursday: 3-4’ waves at summer/combo breaks. Light/variable onshore flow through the morning hours. Long period south swell (190-175) tops out through the day while modest NW windswell mixes in. We’ll also see that small tropical swell from Dalila, but that tropical energy won’t be more than modest-sized and primarily help with shape at the beach breaks. Surf is up a notch with waist-shoulder high waves at south-facing/combo exposures of North LA.

Light SE/ESE winds through north LA will also put lumps on the south-facing breaks.

Life Beneath the Waves

Join Surfrider LA this Friday at the Rose Room for LIFE BENEATH THE WAVES - a benefit gathering of artists and activists to celebrate our local ocean, waves and beaches with delicious food and drink, live music, and incredible art.

About this Event

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a night in celebration of the ocean. Please come join us and enjoy the art exhibit: Life Beneath the Waves showcasing Los Angeles young emerging artist with 100% of proceeds being donated to the Surfrider Foundation to protect and preserve our world's oceans, waves, and beaches.

There will be raffles for photography prints, VAER watches, Surfrider foundation packages, Gnarwhal coffee, sculptures and paintings.

Doors Open at 8pm. Event is 21+. IDs required.

Artists Include:
Photography by Tyler Schiffman
Photography by Davis Huber
Recycled Sculptures by Ilaria de Plano
Paintings and Wood Burnings by Jessica Kendall-Bar
Live Acoustic Performance by Savannah Lynx
DJ Set by Shea Carter
Sustainable Seafood by Chef Tae Woo Lee and Chef Jake Geragos

Sponsored by: Surfrider LA (Non-Profit Ocean Conservation Organization)
Three Punk Ales Brewery (San Diego, CA)
VAER Adventure Watches (Los Angeles, CA)
Gnarwhal Coffee (Los Angeles, CA)
Sparking Ice beverages

Click Here for Tickets

The Rose Room
6 Rose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90291

Water Temps

The average water temps as of 7-22-2019.

Catch Surf Malibu Opens

Catch Surf is proud to announce that their Catch Surf Malibu store is now OPEN!


Catch Surf Malibu
MALIBU, CA 90265

Surfrider Addresses The Erosion At Malibu

Surfrider LA addresses the chronic erosion at Surfrider Beach:

"There has been a lot of discussion about Malibu in the weeks since LA County Beaches & Harbors dropped a dozen 2-ton boulders on the beach to keep the historic Wall at First Point from slipping into the sea. While this emergency situation could've been avoided with proactive planning and resource management, it has served to catalyze the community around short and long-term solutions that we can all (mostly) agree upon.

On July 8th, the Malibu City Council unanimously approved staff recommendations to issue an RFP (Request for Proposal) for a hydrological study of Malibu Lagoon and a coastal morphology study of Surfrider Beach. In addition, Council directed City staff to issue an LCPA (Local Coastal Plan Amendment) for a lagoon management plan. These are critical steps in what will be a long process to address chronic erosion at Surfrider Beach.

See the official statement on the Surfrider LA Blog

Patagonia Film Festival

Tickets for the for the 4th Annual Patagonia Film Festival are on sale now.

Patagonia Santa Monica will be showing 15 Films all 5 minutes or less that are in the theme: Water. There is a change in venues this year, the festival will be at the Broad Stage on 11th St in Santa Monica. Every person in attendance gets to vote on Best Overall, Best Environmental Story and Best Cinematography. The winners will be announced at the end of the night.

Tickets are $10 each, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Surfrider West LA Chapter. A ticket gets you into the festival, 2 free drink tickets and free snacks.

The films will start promptly at 7:30, If you have not checked in by 7:20 your seat could be given away to someone on the wait list. So come at 6:30 and hang out with the Filmmakers, Surfrider LA and the Patagonia Santa Monica community.

Let's pack the house and support these awesome filmmakers. Click here to buy tickets.

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

Zeros - Friday 7-19-2019

RJP Surfing Photography has surf photo from Friday at Zeros. You can find all the full size and high-resolution images, in this photo gallery:

Surfing Zero's, 07/19/2019 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.

Sunset - Thursday 7-18-2019

Thursday was another fun day of waves at Sunset and we got a lot of photos from Six12 Media. There are over 200 surf photos, here are just a few of them. The links to the full photo gallery of all 200+ photos is 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:
Sunset - Thursday 7-18-2019 Photo Gallery #1
Sunset - Thursday 7-18-2019 Photo Gallery #2

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.

Video: Surfing First Point, Malibu - July 14th

Brian Behrens took his DJI Mavic Pro out for about 30 minutes after surfing all day afternoon Sunday. This footage is from about 7-8pm. Check out more from Brian on his Instagram: @brianbehrens

July Mid-Month Surf Photos Recap

We usually wait till the end of the month for the Surf Photos Galleries Recap, but with some many photo days this month, here's a middle of the month recap of the galleries we got so far.

Below is the list of Surf Spots with the days we got photos for. Each link will take you to the page with a few surf photos and at the bottom of those photos there will be a link to that photographer's gallery where you can find all the surf photos for that day (many times there's well over 100 photos to check out). Most of these photographers offer high-res downloads and prints for sale.


Zero's - Tuesday 7-2-2019 Photo Gallery
Zero's - Wednesday 7-3-2019 Photo Gallery
Zero's - Saturday 7-6-2019 Photo Gallery
Zero's - Tuesday 7-9-2019 Photo Gallery
Zeros - Thursday 7-11-2019 Photo Gallery
Zeros - Sunday 7-14-2019 Photo Gallery
Zeros - Monday 7-15-2019 Photo Gallery


Malibu - Sunday 7-7-2019 Video Clips
Malibu - Friday 7-12-19 Photo Gallery


Topanga - 4th Of July 2019 Photo Gallery
Topanga - Monday 7-8-2019 Photo Gallery
Topanga - Tuesday Evening 7-9-2019 Photo Gallery
Topanga - Wednesday 7-10-2019 Photo Gallery
Topanga - Thursday 7-11-2019 Photo Gallery
Topanga - Tuesday 7-16-2019 Photo Gallery


Sunset - Friday 7-5-2019 Photo Gallery
Sunset - Monday 7-8-2019 Photo Gallery
Sunset - Tuesday 7-9-2019 Photo Gallery
Sunset - Wednesday 7-10-2019 Photo Gallery
Sunset - Thursday 7-11-2019 Photo Gallery
Sunset - Wednesday 7-17-2019 Photo Gallery

Venice Pier

Venice Pier - Saturday 7-6-2019 Photo Gallery

Wanna see last month's Photo Gallery Recap?
Click June Surf Spot Photos Recap

Glen Kennedy Paddle Out UPDATE

Glen Kennedy passed away earlier this month. Come support the legend Glen Kennedy, who passed away earlier this month at the paddle out in Malibu on Sunday, July 28th.

UPDATED INFO from the Facebook Event Page

Let's gather and celebrate the wonderful life of Glen Kennedy. Please bring your memorabilia, stories and aloha spirit that was the hallmark of Glen.

8 AM Gather at Surfrider beach.
10 AM Paddle out
3 PM Tentative time for post paddle out celebration party, location TBD

Vans Presents Black Rainbows

Vans presents BLACK RAINBOWS, a 10-day immersive experience in Venice Beach, California that transports fans back to 1976 to celebrate the energetic time period and place that Vans’ first skateboarding shoe was born. “BLACK RAINBOWS” aren’t just marks left by wallrides from skateboards, they are symbols of the creative reinterpretation of the world around you. Beginning August 9th– 18th, Vans will continue to elevate the Classic Era and honor the ubiquitous silhouette as an icon of creative expression past and present.

In 1976, Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta worked with the Vans family and created a shoe designed specifically designed for skateboarding. What they did next with that shoe set off a cultural explosion that sent shockwaves around the globe. Vans will commemorate the history and origins of the Era in the neighborhood between Santa Monica and Venice Beach known as Dogtown where these events took shape.

BLACK RAINBOWS is aimed at reinforcing Vans' brand promise of enabling creative expression through action sports, art, music and street culture. Vans has partnered with Dogtown legend Jeff Ho, famed owner of the Zephyr Surf Shop and Jim Muir, original Z-Boy and skate Hall of Fame inductee, to bring forward an authentic depiction of the birth of a cultural icon; the Era. BLACK RAINBOWS’ interactive programming and highlights will include Vans skate demos, panel discussions with Vans Designers and skate legends, art and music workshops, film screenings and will culminate with live musical performances.

RSVP opens July 31st!

Bay Street Board x Good Fishing Party

Pull up to Bay Street Boards this Saturday 7/20 4 - 10PM, and hit your mid-summer stride with reckless abandon.

Bay Street Boards
🌴☀️Santa Monica ☀️🌴
Surf & Skate Shop
3216 Santa Monica Blvd
Mon-Fri 10a-8p Sat 10a-7p Sun 10a-5p

Sunset - Wednesday 7-17-2019

Good waves Wednesday morning at Sunset and we got a lot of photos. These photos were shot by Six12 Media. Here's just a sample of the photos, there are over 250 of them, the links to the full galleries of all the photos are down below.

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You can find these and over 250 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in these 3 photo galleries:
Sunset - Wednesday 7-17-2019 Photo Gallery #1
Sunset - Wednesday 7-17-2019 Photo Gallery #2
Sunset - Wednesday 7-17-2019 Photo Gallery #3

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.