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Ocean Goddess Surf On The Salted Spirit Podcast

Bianca Mitchell, founder of Ocean Goddess Surf, is the guest on the newest Salted Spirit Podcast.

Zuma Beach Clean-Up

Join the Harry Barovsky Youth Commission-sponsored Zuma Beach clean-up days on Sundays, February 9 and March 29 and help keep our coast clean and beautiful! To RSVP for either day, please visit or call 310-456-2489 ext. 279. RSVPs are needed.

Current Water Temps

The average water temps as of January 13th.

Malibu Surf Mastery Shortboard Workshop Series With Michael Frampton

This classroom-based workshop is designed for surfers of all levels who are interested in deepening their understanding of short-board wave riding and setting personal goals towards improving ability, style and self awareness. The workshop uses video analysis of waves and people riding waves to get into granular detail on specific on-board movements and technical positioning. There is also plenty of two-way discussion around how to get the most out of every surf session. Come with questions and and open mind.

About the instructor: Mike has been researching, practicing and helping others improve surfing performance through improving movement, nutrition, mindset and technique for 15 years. As a surf coach, he uses video analysis, performance neurology, surf-specific skateboarding, bodyweight strength training, meditation, DNS, performance neurology & vision training to fast track client's surfing progression. Mike is based in Malibu where he's focused on helping others to surf better through education, practice, and refinement.

What to Expect:

Session 1 "The Big Picture" | Saturday January 25th | 9-11 AM
Topics covered include:
Surfboard design
Detailing the design aspects of the shortboard and what it is designed to do on a wave.
Different rail shapes, tail shapes and how they work.
Wave reading
Reading the wave and the way water moves is the foundation of all surfing.
Learn where the power & speed zones are on the wave so you know where to look and what to look for.
A large part of the workshops focusses on working through individual questions and discussing personal experiences so that each attendee can get the most out of the session to set and achieve individual goals.

Session 2 "Strength & Motion" | Sunday January 26th | 9-11 AM
Topics covered include:
Surfing technique

How to position and move your body.
Covering, the pop-up, the bottom turn, top turn, cutback, snap, and tube riding.
How to distribute your weight, foot placement, where to hold your arms, where to look, etc.
Training for surfing
What works, what doesn't.
How to learn and strengthen surfing techniques on dry-land.
Some practical takeaways to start practicing.
Review and Q&A

Coffee, Tea, Fruit and Breakfast Bars included.
$140 for both sessions (includes 2 day passes to Traveler Surf Club.)
$160/ at door (if space permits) 22941 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA 90265
For more information: 424.425.8033


Surf Institute Malibu Workshop Series With Carla Zamora

Are you a lover of classic longboarding? Are you mesmerized watching surfers effortlessly doing dropknees and bottom turns? Do you yearn to cross-step and perch on the nose, just like them, but not sure how to do it? Or are you a beginner who wants a chance to ask all the questions you have about how to improve, catch more waves and longer rides?

Carla Zamora grew up at First Point Malibu, one of the best longboarding waves in the world. Under the guidance of her father as well as a long list of logging legends, Carla learned the proper nuances exclusive to traditional longboarding.

Join Carla for a series of one-hour workshops at Traveler Surf Club in Malibu, geared specifically for the longboarder looking to improve their game. The workshops will progress from basic beginner level through to more advanced techniques and topics.

Come for the sessions that are of most interest to you, or sign on for the full set so that you can build on new knowledge each time.

$30 with advance purchase, $35 at door

22941 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA 90265

For more information: 424.425.8033

Session 1 | Saturday February 15th "New to the Bu" | 9-10 AM
If you are a beginner and want more knowledge about how to navigate the breaks in and around LA county, this session offers insider guidance on how to best to get your feet wet. Topics covered include:
Paddling and positioning
Going down the line
Proper Equipment

Session 2 | Saturday February 22nd "Motion in the Ocean" | 9-10 AM
Maneuvering your board as an extension of your body is a key element to gliding gracefully and safely across the water. Topics covered include:
Bottom Turning
Cutbacks and redirecting
Staying with the Curl

Session 3 | Saturday February 29th "Fancy Footwork" | 9-10 AM
So you think you can dance? Learn how to move along the length of your board in classic longboard style. Topics covered include:

Session 4 | Saturday March 7th "Party Wave" | 9-10 AM
Finally, we will do a cumulative review of what we've learned and go into detail on any topics that were not covered in-depth. Topic covered include:
Combining skills
Taking your skills to the next level
Advanced Equipment
Squaretail vs
Fin Placement
The Proper Noserider


26th Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon Surf Contest Re-Cap

We posted our 2019 Venice Surf-A-Thon Contest Coverage last month, but it lack the official result and the awards party photos, well we finally got the official Venice Surf-A-Thon results and awards party recap, directly from the VSAT official himself, Ger-i Lewis. Here it is: The 26th annual Venice Surf-A-Thon Surf contest was once again a rip roaring success!

The surf cooperated as well as the weather also! The day began with 2-4ft glassy peaks and scattered clouds with just enough coverage to keep the glare down for the judges. The contest hosted 43 men, women, and children. Ages ranged from 5 years old to 67 years old. The contest raised $1,734.00 for MLD Christian Charity School Mucas, Mindanao in the Philippine Islands. 14 competitors were granted financial hardship waivers. 9 competitors were international competitors.

Masters Division
1st Place - Eric Weis (USA)
2nd Place - Steve Shelp (USA)
3 Place - Brock Myreux (USA)

1st Place - Rickson Massie (USA)
2nd Place - J.Packham (USA)
3rd Place - Uchu Jin (Japan)

Jr. Women
1st Place - Stephanie Wise (USA)
2nd Place -Marly Kay (USA)
3rd Place - Mimi Sullivan (USA)

Senior Women
1st Place - Almudena Soria (Spain)
2nd Place - Nicole Lynch (USA)
3rd Place - Natsumi Ota (Japan)

Mens Division
1st Place - Cole Sweeny (USA)
2nd Place - Mariano Romero (Argentina)
3rd Place - Pablo (USA)

Jr.Mens Division
1st Place - Bradly Kay (USA)
2nd Place - Ben Cohen (USA)
3rd Place - Nathan Cosworth (USA)

Longboard Division
1st Place - Norm Antonio (USA)
2nd Place - Ari Ari (New Zealand)
3rd Place - Brock Myreux (USA)

Body Surfing
1st Place - Nathan B (USA)
2nd Place - Rick Massie (USA)
3rd Place - Mike Wood (USA)

Most Outstanding Surfer Award

Most Radical Move Award
Mimi Sullivan

The 26th Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon Surf Contest Award Show, hosted by The Sidewalk Cafe featured KOZ from Kyoto Japan singing dance hall and reggae inspired songs to the delight of the crowd. Cognitive Dissonance (former Suicidal Tendencies member) got the crown fired up and DJ Jacques kept the vibe up in between sets. Finally Col Klink closed out the show with their set of inspired and enthusiastic crowd favorites as the surfers rocked and rolled into the night.

Thank you sponsors, competitors,volunteers and participants one and all!

These Award Party Photos were shot by Heidi Lemmon, check out about 50 more party photos in this photo album:
Venice Surf-A-Thon Awards Photo Album

For all the contest surfing photos, check out contest surf photos gallery:
2019 Venice Surf-A-Thon Surf Photos Gallery


Surf Film Night At The Waterfront Venice

Come down to The Waterfront Venice on Thursday January 23rd for another run of Surf Film Night at The Waterfront. This installment brings us a great film from film maker Perry Gershkow. ELUDE featuring Noah Wegrich, Nat Young, Nate Tyler, Jake Kelly, Gearoid Mcdaid, Colin Moran, and Conor Maguire. Film starts around 7pm so show up early to secure your seat and beverage

Check out the trailer for ELUDE, a visual surf odyssey through five different countries:

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

Vintage Surfboard Collector Club Board Swap

Saturday in the parking lot of Boardriders Malibu, was the first The Vintage Surfboard Collector Club Board Swap of the year. Here are some photos of the swap from @clistboards .

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, January 11, 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

Water Temps Drop

The average water temps as of January 6th.

King Tides This Month

A King Tide is a non-scientific term people often use to describe exceptionally high tides. Tides are long-period waves that roll around the planet as the ocean is "pulled" back and forth by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun as these bodies interact with the Earth in their monthly and yearly orbits. Higher than normal tides typically occur during a new or full moon and when the Moon is at its perigee, or during specific seasons around the country.

King Tides naturally occur a few times a year when the moon, sun, and earth gravitationally align to cause higher and more dramatic tides than normal.

Surfrider needs help documenting the upcoming King Tides.

For several years, Surfrider has been documenting King Tides. As these tides become more frequent and dramatic, Surfrider is asking people to help document King Tides from the ground or by drone if possible. As in previous years, they will be partnering with LightHawk Conservation Flying to conduct flights to document the impact King Tides are having on our coastlines and communities. A major tenent of Surfrider’s climate change work is to help local communities better plan for sea level rise impacts and documenting King Tides helps provide a glimpse into what major changes will look like in the future. Check the tide calendar below and head to your favorite local beach to see what it looks like at high water. Tag us in your photos and feel free to send any imagery to us at

JAN 10th at 8:15am | 6.6' high
JAN 11th at 8:56am | 6.7' high
JAN 12th at 9:39am | 6.6' high
FEB 8th at 8:01am | 6.6' high
FEB 9th at 8:44am | 6.7' high

📷: Tyler Schiffman

Textured Waves

Join Ocean Goddess Surf this Saturday, January 11th at Traveler Surf Club Malibu to kick off the new year with a group surf at 10am at First Point Malibu, followed by a can’t-miss screening and Q&A with the ladies of Textured Waves presented by The Gnar Gnar Honeys from 1-3pm! Dj set by Loa, CARVE DESIGNS raffle and JuneShine on tap. Come by for a day of surf and fun!

There will be have access to Traveler Surf Club Malibu. hot shower and changing room so feel free to make a day of it.

Address is 22941 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Hope to see you all there!

Check out the Ocean Goddess Surf Website for more info.

Topanga - Friday 1-3-2020

Friday morning at Topanga. These were surf photos were 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 in some of the complete photo galleries for this day, check them out, the links to all the galleries are down below.

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

Topanga - Friday 1-3-2020 Photo Gallery

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

Body Glove Hawaii Sweepstakes

Win a Trip to Hawaii with the Body Glove Team

Prize Includes:

Round-trip coach airfare for two from major U.S. airport nearest selected entrant's residence to Oahu, Hawaii

3-night stay for two at the Turtle Bay Resort Hawaii (standard room, double-occupancy)

Meet and Greet event with Body Glove sponsored athletes

Dinner with the Body Glove crew

$1000 gift card to be used at

Total value: $3000+


Topanga Vintage Surfboard Swap

Boardriders Malibu and Vintage Surfboard Collector Club are hosting the first Surf Swap of the new year. Mark your calendars, Saturday January 4th, for some epic vibes! Whether your looking to buy, sell or trade, there will be boards and gear for everyone!

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

Check out photos from a previous swap event: Topanga Vintage Surf Swap

Venice Breakwater - Thursday 1-2-2020

Here's just some of the surf photos from Thursday morning at the Venice Breakwater. Good waves and a lot of surfers out there. 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 galleries for this day, check them out, the links to the complete galleries are down below.

You can find over 150 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in these 2 photo galleries:

Venice Breakwater - Thursday 1-2-2020 Gallery #1
Venice Breakwater - Thursday 1-2-2020 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 local surf spots?
Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.