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LA / HB Black History Month Surf Meet Up



The 2020 Black History Month surf meetup is on! This event is being held by @black.surfers

When: Saturday, 2/22, 11am-2pm (come early, the tide waits for no one!)
Where: Huntington Beach Pier, Northside. We'll start there but may move Southside depending on the waves
What: getting to know each other, surfing, taking photos and maybe drone videos, surfing, drinking and eating snacks, and surfing!

Can't wait to celebrate Black History Month with you all and catch some waves! Yewww

Follow @black.surfers on the Insta for more info.

Surfrider Zero Waste Fair



Join Surfrider LA Sunday Feb 23rd from 11am - 3pm at their new event space in Santa Monica for the first zero waste fair, featuring some of local vendors.

Registration required – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

West Coast Swells Keep Chugging Along



A series of northwest swells move into the West Coast this week -- largest surf found north of Pt. Conception. Although smaller in SoCal, modest southwest swell keeps shape peaky through the combo beachbreaks -- along with clean morning conditions up and down the coastline.

Ocean Love Fest



Come celebrate V-day weekend with Traveler Surf Club Malibu, curated by the Seawitches creative zine team extraordinaire!⁠ An amazing day of Surf, Skate, Film and Live music.

10:00 Surf Meet-up with Seawitches & Grlswirl (optional)
12:00 Free Skate with Grlswirl
1:00 Seawitches Reading
1:30 " Timeless Areas" film by Sea Level TV featuring skate legend Elissa Steamer
2:00 Q&A with Beth O'Rourke (filmmaker) & Ashely Lloyd (shaper/ musician)
3:00 Acoustic Set with Ashely Lloyd


$10 Suggested donation: Click Here For Tickets

Jacks Surfboards Valentine Giveaway



Valentines Day is almost here! In the loving spirit, Jacks Surfboards is giving away not one but TWO $50 Jacks Giftcards.

Here’s how to enter:
1. Follow @jackssurfboards & @jacksgirls on Instagram
2. Tag your valentine, whether it’s your boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, mom, neighbor, just tag someone!

Contest ends Thursday (2/13), winners will be announced Friday, on Valentine’s Day. Good luck!
🎁 Goodluck 🎁

Jacks Surfboards
2012 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Store Hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-8pm


Water Temps



The average water temps as of February 10th.

Sunset Beach Clean Up



Come join Surfrider LA on Saturday, February 22 for another attack on Sunset Point, one of the dirtiest beaches in LA County. We’ll be gathering at the east end of the Gladstone’s parking lot from 10am – 1pm. Please be sure to wear close-toed shoes and bring your reusable bottle to fill at our water station.

Park along west side of the PCH or for free in the Gladstone’s lot (just tell the attendants you’re there for the Surfrider cleanup).

Please note that Sunset Point is an especially dangerous location for cleanups given its proximity to the Pacific Coast Highway. We respectfully request that all participants 12 years old and younger be accompanied by a guardian.

Registration required – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Kale Brock Venice Beach Surf Meet Up



Some filmmaker/author guy from Australia is having a Surf Meet Up at the Venice Pier this Saturday. We never heard of him, but his website say he is an award nominated writer, filmmaker and speaker. If you heard of him, are a fan, or want to meet him, here's his event info:


Come and grab a wave with Kale Brock (@kalesbroccoli) in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

Kale is in town for his film screenings which are also available to attend -> https://kalebrock.com.au/longevityfilm/

Meeting point: to the right side of the Venice Beach Pier for a fun & friendly surf!

Bring: surf gear and regular clothes - weird boards encouraged

Be cool! Register your interest by selecting 'attending' on the event page here. We will update everybody as needed here on Facebook.


Visit his Facebook Event Page for additional info.


Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Up



Come join Project Save Our Surf for a fun afternoon of mimosas and music all while cleaning the beach. Food, buckets and gloves will also be provided for the clean up. Come connect with others in Los Angeles working to support our environment. Every 2nd Saturday of the month rain or shine!


Santa Monica Beach Tower 26
2559 Ocean Front Walk
Sat, February 8, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Please support Project Save Our Surf capital campaign that helps make this event and others possible, visit: Project Save Our Surf GoFundMe Page

Venice Breakwater - Sunday 2-2-2020


Here's just some of the surf photos from Sunday morning at the Venice Breakwater. This set of photos was shot by Six12 Media.

These are just a few of the photos from this session. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots, probably multiple photos, they will be in the complete photo gallery for this day, check them out, the link to the complete gallery is down below.
















You can find over 100 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

Venice Breakwater - Sunday 2-2-2020 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.


O'Neill Wave Of The Winter Regional Contest



O'Neill is running the 2nd Annual Wave Of The Winter Regional Edition Contest. It's a regional video submission contest, and the Southern West Coast is one of the five regions. If you want to enter, here's the press release:

O’Neill Wave of the Winter: Regional Edition

The Wave of the Winter will be undoubtedly ridden on Oahu’s North Shore this season. Mostly because Pipe, Backdoor and Off-the-Wall are the heaviest waves on earth and the people pulling into those barrels are the best surfers on the planet.

But here’s the thing: 99% of the surfing universe doesn’t have access to that hallowed stretch of reef. 99% of the surfing universe does 99% of its surfing at home. And “home” in the United States at least, includes all kinds of different surf, all winter long. From frigid teepees in New Jersey to tapered pointbreaks in Santa Barbara; from shallow reefs in Puerto Rico to unrelenting XXL a-frames in San Francisco — and everything and everywhere in between.

And every surf community in the world huddles on sand dunes or in parking lots and talks in hushed tones about the Wave of the Day or the Wave of the Season. It means everything to the locals you see every day. (If only because it means you’ve moved a little higher in the pecking order and thus get more waves.)

Welcome to the Wave of the Winter for the people, created to celebrate unsung local heroes who charge at beaches around the country, all winter long. Surfline’s Regional O’Neill Wave of the Winter contests will be judged via online user voting after the four-month holding period. (December 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.)

And because this will be judged by you, here’s the criteria our official North Shore judges use to use as a framework:
– Wave Size (25%) –
– Degree of Difficulty of Maneuvers (25%) –
– Style (25%) – and
– Overall “Heaviness” Factor (25%) –

There are five regions:
East Coast North: Maine to Delaware
East Coast South: Virginia to Florida
West Coast North: Point Conception to Oregon border
West Coast South: Point Conception to Mexico border
Puerto Rico/Caribbean Islands

Winners receive:
$1,000, a bunch of O’Neill gear and internet fame. (And hopefully more waves.)

How to upload:
YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram videos are all accepted.
Go to THIS PAGE to upload your ride.
*Keep in mind there’s no limit to uploads, but you’re trying to win this thing.
Head dips won’t count.

High Surf And Wind Conditions Coming



NWS Los Angeles warns: Strong NW-N winds expected for the Coastal Waters Sun-Mon, with Storm Force gusts possible offshore! Very hazardous seas + rough surf and strong Rip Currents at area beaches.

Combo Swell, Favorable Conditions



Fun NW swell over weekend, SSW/S swell joining in for select spots.

Minor tide swings through the weekend, larger next week.

Our small to locally fun-zone SSW/S swell (200-180) will linger all day with size in the waist-high range, while standouts of OC are around chest-shoulder high on sets.

Widespread Hazardous Sea Conditions



NWS Los Angeles warns: Currently, we have a storm on the horizon that we expect will bring gale force winds and widespread hazardous sea conditions to the area starting this Sunday.

January Surf Spot Photos Recap

Here's all the links to the surf spot photos for January. Not much at all for this month, but there are a couple days at a couple of the spots.

Topanga

Topanga - Friday 1-3-2020
Topanga - Saturday 1-25-2020


Venice Pier

Sunset - Saturday Evening 1-25-2020


Venice Breakwater

Venice Breakwater - Thursday 1-2-2020


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



Sail Boat Washes Ashore At Venice



German in Venice gets some footage of the sail boat that washed ashore at the Venice Breakwater.

Venice Pier Beach Clean Up



Join Surfrider LA this Saturday morning for a cleanup at the Venice Pier. 10am-1pm.

Surfrider LA have everything you need from bags to gloves to trash pickers (just bring a reusable water bottle to fill at their drinking station). More volunteers are needed to help with sorting trash during the clean up - so bring new and old friends to give an extra hand.

High Winds And Surf



NWS Los Angeles warns: Gusty North-Northeast winds will continue to impact portions of SW Calif through Friday. Here is a summary of expected wind speeds and impacts.


Solid Surf Continues


Surfline is predicting another solid run of northwest swells for north/central California this week, with SoCal seeing a smaller, but still fun, share of that. However, there's also an off-season south-southwest swell that's going to help out and contribute fun-size surf of it's own.

Mild Midwinter Water Temps



The average water temps as of January 27th.

High Surf Advisory



HIGH SURF ADVISORY issued by National Weather Service through 9AM Wed, Jan 29. 4-6 ft WNW swell peaks Tues.

Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles- Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands- 133 PM PST Mon Jan 27 2020

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Large breaking waves of 4 to 7 feet with dangerous rip currents.

* WHERE...West facing beaches of Los Angeles Counties.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM PST Tuesday. Largest Monday Night.

* IMPACTS...There is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large breaking waves can cause injury, wash people off beaches and rocks, and capsize small boats near shore.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Remain out of the water due to dangerous surf conditions, or stay near occupied lifeguard towers. Rock jetties can be deadly in such conditions, stay off the rocks.

Leo Carrillo - Sunday 1-26-2020


Here's some surf photos from Sunday, January 26th at Leo Carrillo. These were taken from around 8:00AM till about 9:00AM. This set was shot by ChrisDidThis.

These are just a few of the photos from this session. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots, probably multiple photos, they will be in the complete photo gallery for this day, check them out, the link to the gallery is down below.







You can find more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

Leo Carrillo - Sunday 1-26-2020 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 - Saturday Evening 1-25-2020


Here some photos from Saturday evening at Sunset . These photos were shot by Six12 Media. There are about 30 surf photos, here are just a few of them. The link to the full photo gallery of all the photos is down below.












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

Sunset - Saturday Evening 1-25-2020 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.