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DogTown Rumble Car Show Returns

Dont miss Dogtown Rumble, the last one was 2 years ago! Once again Odd Squad Car Club is hosting their beach front car show taking place in the Venice Beach parking lot. Lots of cool cars and trucks show up at each show, and being at the beach, many are surf rides. IT's held in the Venice Blvd parking lot at Venice Beach.

If the cops decide to shut it down, it will turn into a Rebel Run up to Netptune's Net.

Check out one of the previous shows here DogTown Rumble 6 Coverage .

Strengthening Tropical Storm Ivo Poised to Deliver Fun Surf

Surflies reports:

Tropical Storm Ivo continues to gradually strengthen and is currently expected to produce fun to possibly medium-size surf for Southern California and Northern Baja. The official forecast from the National Hurricane Center indicates that Ivo will strengthen to a hurricane later today just as it slows down and takes on a very favorable track for SoCal swell production.

Ivo is currently strengthening as it tracks to the west. The tropical cyclone is expected to slow considerably and take a NNW track late today and Friday as it peaks in intensity.
Strength: Maximum sustained wind of 55 knots.
Location/Movement: Roughly 550 miles SSW of Cabo tracking west (270 degrees) at 10 knots.
Watches/Warnings/Threats: None at this time.

SPAC Swell on the Way

Surflies reports:

Surf Trend: Building mix of swells for the back half of the week, most size Fri into weekend
Novice: Modest size for many, but have S wind blockage today-Fri
Tides: Modest morning lows, deeper afternoon highs
Water Temps: Mid to upper 60’s for most of SoCal

Today, August 22nd: 2-3’+ waves at summer and combo spots. Light wind early goes S quickly. Surf continues to trend back up, long period energy of new SW swell (220-205) creeping up, NW swell-mix up a notch and modest S/SSE swell (180-165) lingering. Most breaks are waist high at best, a few sets to chest high developing for best combo breaks of Northernmost LA. Winds look much across LA.

Friday, August 23rd: 3’+ waves at summer and combo spots. SE trending S morning winds. Long period new SW swell (220-205) continues creeping up, NW swell-mix holding through the day with SSE tropical energy creeping in around dark. Most breaks are in the waist-stomach high range, sets to chest-shoulder high developing for best combo breaks of Northnmost LA. Winds look light and more easterly across LA in the morning, light S winds for the afternoon.

Kingdom Of Malibu Vol 1

First Installment of Full Moon Surf Club 's "Kingdom Of Malibu" series. Filmed and edited by J.D. Stroud at Surfrider Beach in Malibu, CA. Featuring Kris Hall - Sean Cusick - Cedric - Michael Davidson - Saxon Wilson- Jonesea - Avalon Gall - and Aaron.

Surf Forecast Analysis

Surflies reports: Surf is trending up for California mid week, with new SW swell and SSE swell. Not to be left out, the NPAC also delivers a pulse of modest WNW energy as well. Combo beachbreaks should offer fun, peaky surf. Also, we've got some action going on in the tropics, which could contribute some swell later in the week.

Surf Trend: Small surf for most Wednesday, building mix of swells for the back half of the week
Tides: Morning lows, afternoon highs
Water Temps: Mid to upper 60’s for most of SoCal

Wednesday, August 21st: 2-3′ waves at S/SSE and combo spots. Light early AM wind. Surf begins to trend back up, local NW windswell rebounding as a modest new S/SSE swell (180-165) shows. Most breaks are knee high at best, a few sets to waist high for best combo breaks of North LA. Light/variable wind through the morning, with light+ to locally moderate onshore WSW/W wind in the afternoon.

Thursday, August 22nd: 2-3’+ waves at summer and combo spots. Light wind early goes S quickly. Surf continues to trend back up, long period energy of new SW swell (220-205) creeping up, NW swell-mix up a notch and modest S/SSE swell (180-165) lingering. Most breaks are waist high at best, a few sets to chest high developing for best combo breaks of Northnmost LA.

Lost In Thought Film Premiere

This THURSDAY 7-9pm, everyone’s invited to the Malibu premiere of the surf film “Lost in Thought”. There will be free food & beer.

This Malibu premiere will be at Boardriders Malibu, which is right next to Topanga.

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

Current Water Temps

The average water temps as of 8-19-2019.

Malibu Beach Erosion Update

These 2 photos from Brian Asher Photography show what the beach at Surfrider looked like today verse what it looked like back in June.

Jesse Billauer Life Rolls On Celebration

Join Jesse Billauer on Saturday, August 31st at Fred Segal Malibu to celebrate Life Rolls On . Live music, Life Rolls On merchandise, good food + vibes. 12pm to 5pm or maybe even later

Fred Segal Malibu
3822 Cross Creek Road Malibu, CA 90265
​(424) 235-2668

Sunset - Sunday 8-18-2019

Fun waves early Sunday morning at Sunset and we got a lot of surfing photos. These photos were shot by Six12 Media. Here's just a sample of the photos, there are 100 of them, the link to the full gallery of all the photos is down below.

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You can find these and 100 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:
Sunset - Sunday 8-18-2019 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 surf spots?
Click Surf Spot Galleries for a list of past days.

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Stoked On The Beach

Join us this Sunday August 18th in Venice for STOKED ON THE BEACH, a dance party fundraiser for Los Angeles youth with proceeds to benefit and their afterschool action sports mentoring program.

Hosted by Sal Masekela, Kassia Meador & Glenice Venice, with great music by KCRW, Kid David & more, plus live screen printing by Hit+Run.

This free (with RSVP below) 21+ party goes from 4-9pm at the Waterfront (205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291).


SurfAid Cup Coming Next Month

A surfing competition to raise funds to help support SurfAid’s Mother and Child Health Programs. Bringing clean water & sanitation, basic healthcare, and improved nutrition to extremely remote villages with some of the highest mortality rates in the world.

Ready to turn one day of surfing into a lifetime of opportunity for SurfAid partner communities? Join SurfAid and Malibu Surfing Assoc. for the SurfAid Cup Malibu on September 7th. The SurfAid Cup is a friendly tag-team competition open to short and long boarders of all ages and abilities. Teams of four commit to raising funds for SurfAid and the team’s 5th member is a pro or local legend like Leah Dawson pictured above shredding at last year’s comp.

Limited spots available – contact for details.

Weekend Surf Outlook

Swell Combo Continues Through Friday, Weekend Weakens

Friday, August 16th: 2-3’+ waves at exposed breaks. Light AM wind. SW swell holds to slowly fades along with a smaller SSE tropical swell and trace NW windswell. Waves at the better breaks of LA remain mostly around waist high with a few larger sets at times. Those waves will ease over the afternoon. With the multi-directional swell mix, look for the top combo exposed beach-breaks to get a few peaks. Light/variable wind in the morning gives way to fairly light onshore SW-W wind in the afternoon around 5-10 knots. A few areas see an evening clean up.

Saturday, August 17th: 2-3’+ surf off modest scale mix of easing SW swell, new WNW pulse. Light winds early. Old SW swell fades, with average exposures dropping to waist high and under. A fresh, small, long period WNW swell (~290) moves in as minor, short period NW swell linger. The new long period swell was pushed out by former West Pacific Typhoon (Krosa) and it looks good for knee-waist high waves at the better exposures in parts of LA, while standouts there do a touch better. With the old SW swell still in the mix, better beach breaks should be kinda fun.

Surf Trend: Primary, modest scale to fun zone SW swell eases Friday; smaller SW/NW mix this weekend
Novice: Most spots offer small to fun-size surf this week
Tides: Late morning highs, dropping to medium lows in the late afternoons
Water Temps: Mid to upper 60’s for most of SoCa

ZJ Boarding House's Semi-Annual Sale

Just in time for Back to School Shopping! ZJ Boarding House's Semi-Annual Sale starts Friday!! Swing in and check out some of their deepest discounts of the season!

Save up to 50% on Select Mens, Womens, and Childrens Apparel, Shoes, and Accessories–don’t miss it!

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

Ocean Goddess Surf Ladies Surf Meet up

Twice a month Ocean Goddess Surf hosts Open Ladies Surf Meets for women in the LA area.

The next one is Sunday, August 25, at Tower 26 in Ocean Park, Santa Monica. Beginners welcome, get all the details on, and by following their Instagram: @oceangoddesssurf

Worn Wear Event At Patagonia SM

If it’s broke, get fix it! For Free!

Worn Wear is coming to Patagonia Santa Monica on Thursday, August 22nd and Friday, August 23rd from 11-5pm. The Worn Wear truck will be parked just across the street in front of the store.

Pull out your broken and busted stuff and they’ll do our best to get ya fixed up and on your way.

One item per person, ANY brand. First come, first served from 11-5 on 22nd & 23rd. (Sorry, no wetsuits this time)

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

Frankies Bikinis Warehouse Sale

Frankie's Bikinis is having a warehouse sale on Saturday.

Downtown LA
1926 East 7th St, 90021

Surfrider Summertime Clean-Up & Concert Series

Surfrider will be hosting the last show in their Summertime Beach Concert series this Sunday

The late-afternoon cleanup will be at the Malibu Pier with a post-cleanup concert taking place at Aviator Nation.

Your $20 ticket grants you access to the post-cleanup concert and your first Angel City beer. GT's Kombucha and Guayaki Yerba Mate also available!

Come clean the beach with Surfrider LA and enjoy amazing local music and beer this Sunday at Surfrider Malibu!


To get tickets: Click Here

Fun-Sized Swell Might Return

Fun-sized* SW swell for the West Coast the back half of the week. French Polynesia takes a decent bite out of it though, so size is dependent on location. Post-Tropical Cyclone Henriette also delivers a little pulse of select SoCal spots as well.

Sets at the better breaks remain mostly around waist high with top end sets around chest high. Overcast skies with patchy fog in the morning will accompany light/variable wind. Skies clear through the mid to later morning as onshore wind from the W builds and looks stronger than Tuesday around to 9-14 knots by the late afternoon and early evening for bump/chop.

*BTW, when they say "fun-sized", they mean small.

Stoked Handcrafted Surfboards Open House

Come feel the Stoke this weekend! Everyone’s welcome to bring friends + family.

Stoked Handcrafted Surfboards
14940 S. Figueroa
West Compton, Los Angeles

Brooke Carlson Takes 2nd At Womens Invitational Longboard Contest

Malibu's Brooke Carlson takes 2nd Place at this years 1st Annual Women’s Pro Invitational ran by the Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club.

Avalon Gall took 1st place, and Makāla Harmony Smith of Dana Point got 3rd.

Instagram Stories Surfing Highlights - Week Of 8-4-2019

Surfing highlights from Shacked Mag's Instagram Stories for the week of 8-4-2019. Surf spots include Venice Beach, Sunset Point, and Topanga.