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A Day For Jake (Free Bear Mt LIft Ticket)



Join us for a global day of snowboarding to celebrate the legacy of Burton Snowboards founder Jake Burton Carpenter.

In honor of Jake, Bear Mt and 12 other resorts are offering free lift passes for March 13, 2020. REGISTER HERE with the resort of your choice, or just get out and ride. Ride to remember, and ride because snowboarding is what brings us together.

Jake’s vision was to bring snowboarding to all. His dream, his perseverance and his generosity were his gift to the world. As an industry, and as a community we come together for this day to remember, reflect and ride. Together we open our doors and open our hearts to carry Jake’s spirit forward; to share our love of the mountains and the joy of a perfect turn. Because snowboarding makes us happy. Snowboarding makes us hopeful. Snowboarding makes us free.

Jake Burton in the late 1970s.

Stoked LA Yard Sale



Check out the Stoked LosAngeles Yard Sale this Saturday, 2/29 from 12-5pm. All items are $5** or less and proceeds benefit STOKED!

Items available: skate decks(Mark Gonzalez), hoodies, tote bags, t-shirts, shoes, apparel (random pants/shorts/bathing suits, but all loose one-offs), wheels, wetsuits, hats

Brands: Agenda, Rip Curl, LA Skate Movement, Straye, reef, WSL, RVCA, Stussy, O'Neill

Location: Loaded Boards parking lot at 10575 Virginia Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90232

*Parking available in back

**wetsuits are $20

Kelly Slater To Build The Largest Man-Made Wave In The Desert



More wave pool news, the already announced DSRT Surf Wave Pool is going to have some competition. A new one from WSL/Kelly Slater is now being planned. Probably will cost like $10,000+ a session, so if you got the moola, here's the news that just came out about it:

Kelly Slater is planning to build the world's largest man-made wave in the desert.

Plans for Coral Mountain, announced on Tuesday, feature the largest rideable open-barrel human-made wave in the world with technology from Kelly Slater Wave Company, a division of the World Surf League.

The 11-time world champion surfer is teaming with private real estate investment and development firm Meriwether Companies and Big Sky Wave Developments, founded by Michael B. Schwab, son of brokerage pioneer Charles Schwab.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2021 with the opening slated sometime in 2022, pending design and amended approval. The land was previously approved for 750 homes and an 18-hole golf course. The new proposal maintains the same density and will require less water than the previously approved golf course.

“We chose to do this project because it allows us to further build on our technology and also because one of our founding partners, Michael Schwab, is heading up the group running the project," Slater said in a statement.

"We’re excited to make another KSWaveCo design and I’m personally excited to create a new wave that will be a stand alone design that nowhere else in the world has. This can become the blueprint for new developments around waves and surf parks going forward and is in line with some of my original ideas from when we started this project. I can’t wait to get underway.”

The wave basin will be part of a 400-acre site in La Quinta, California, set at the base of Coral Mountain. The master-planned community in the Coachella Valley will include a full-service resort, residential homes, a private club, multiple dining venues and adventure sport offerings.

The $200 million complex will have a 150-room hotel and up to 600 homes in the $1 million to $5 million range. Access to amenities will be exclusively available to homeowners, hotel guests, members and their guests. Dining will be open to the public through reservations.

The centerpiece of the complex will be the 18 million-gallon wave basin that has room for roughly 25 surfers — about five on the main wave, 10 each on the smaller waves at the ends of the basin. It will feature waves for all levels of ability and preference.

“I originally invested with Kelly in 2013 for my own personal surfing progression,” Michael Schwab, said. “I had no idea the impact it would have on my life, and I realized immediately that I had to share this opportunity."

Pac Sun Los Angeles Landmark Store



Does anyone still shop at Pac Sun anymore? Well, if you do, here's the press release they sent out about their new "Landmark" store in Downtown LA:

In a first-of-its-kind retail move, PacSun announces the opening of bicoastal landmark stores in Los Angeles and New York City. Each retail space will channel the energy, history, and native talent of its locale, while working together to amplify PacSun’s core values of a lifestyle brand, curating relevant brands and style from youth culture.

“While the evolving retail environment dictates many brands to reduce the number of their physical locations, it is equally as important for PacSun to invest in new physical spaces to give our customers the experiences that they want from the brand,” says PacSun President Alfred Chang.

The recently opened LA store has 5,000 square feet of space, referencing Downtown LA’s ongoing renaissance. New York’s 8,000 square foot boutique will be located in an historic Soho storefront, slated to open on March 2.

“Soho NY and Downtown LA are epicenters of fashion and art,” says Chief Merchandising Officer Brie Olson. “We want to honor each city’s energy by bringing the best of PacSun’s design, exclusive offerings, and creative experiences straight to the source.”

Besides selling exclusive PacSun collaborations – including upcoming lines with Playboy and Fear Of God Essentials – these landmark stores will have a dedicated “White Space” for a revolving flow of pop-up shops, workshops, performances, panels, and exhibits that brands and influencers will curate on a bi-monthly basis. Interactive video screens will search and showcase PacSun’s many collections, while the Los Angeles location features a dedicated denim room with 40 different denim styles.

“Our customers are young and informed,” says Chang. “Of course, digital connection is critical for our shoppers, but above convenience, PacSun fans crave community, and they use personal style and real-life experiences to help create theirs. We will continue to invest in strategic physical spaces – as well as innovations within the digital space – to provide our customers the forum for that community. Our aim is to bring the best of PacSun and the most exciting global trends and brands together in our landmark stores and digital platforms.”

Salted Spirit Live Podcast and Seea Launch Event



Live Salted Spirit Podcast with Seea Swimwear founder Amanda Chinchelli-Greer.

To celebrate the launch of our Surf/Swim Changing Cape, Traveler Surf Club & Coastal Outpost and Seea Swimwear are hosting a live podcast and and conversation with Seea founder and designer Amanda Chinchelli-Greer.

Stacie Vanags of the Salted Spirit Podcast will interview Amanda about her experiences as a designer, surfer and entrepreneur.

Enjoy a chance to check out the new Seea collection with a pop-up sale after the interview.



Receive a complimentary Traveler Surf Club Day Pass with purchase of any changing cape.

Tea & light refreshments provided.

Sat, March 14, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT

Traveler Surf Club & Coastal Outpost
22941 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA 90265
For more information: 424.425.8033

RSVP HERE

Malibu Surf Team Season Finale

Malibu Sharks Surf Team member Saxon Rhodes surfed her way to a first-place finish as two groups of Sharks surfers grabbed wins in the team’s last event of the season.

Rhodes, a senior and seasoned youth surfer, won the women’s shortboard bracket in the Scholastic Surf Series meet at the Tarpits in Carpinteria on Feb. 1. She outlasted five other surfers at the top of the division, including a teammate, to lead the Malibu Black squad (surfers at the top skill level) to a 60-27 victory over Palisades. The Malibu White group also won, downing Oak Park, 43-41.

Contending in the exhibition were surf squads also from Loyola, Oaks Christian, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica and Westlake high schools. The teenage wave riders vied in shortboard, longboard and bodyboard surfing brackets on waves that were around five or six feet in height.

The event was the fifth competition since October for the teams, which are all in the surf series’ LA to Santa Barbara High School division.

Vanessa Clark, also a Malibu Black member, placed one spot behind Rhodes in the women’s shortboard, while Malibu White surfer Whitney Shanahan placed fourth and her teammate Chole Rapf finished fifth. In the coed bodyboard, Malibu Black member Gavin Cross finished second and Malibu White surfer Kai Owens finished third. Malibu Black members Evan Kassoy and Sebastian Bluhm placed fourth and fifth in the men’s shortboard, respectively, and Cross finished third in the men’s longboard. Maxine Kelly, a Malibu Black surfer, finished fifth in women’s longboard, and Nicky Chittendon, a Malibu White member, finished sixth.
Malibu Surf Team members pictured, from left: Evan Kassoy, Sebastian Bluhm, Kai Owens, Max Gourson, Gavin Cross, Vanessa Clark, Whitney Shanahan, Saxon Rhodes, Chloe Rapf, Nicky Chittendon, Maxine Kelly; front row: Coach John Cross and Coach Dale Rhodes; back row: Coach Jorge Lopez-Vida. Photo courtesy: Shelley Myers

Malibu Sharks Surf Team member Saxon Rhodes surfed her way to a first-place finish as two groups of Sharks surfers grabbed wins in the team’s last event of the season.

Rhodes, a senior and seasoned youth surfer, won the women’s shortboard bracket in the Scholastic Surf Series meet at the Tarpits in Carpinteria on Feb. 1. She outlasted five other surfers at the top of the division, including a teammate, to lead the Malibu Black squad (surfers at the top skill level) to a 60-27 victory over Palisades. The Malibu White group also won, downing Oak Park, 43-41.

Contending in the exhibition were surf squads also from Loyola, Oaks Christian, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica and Westlake high schools. The teenage wave riders vied in shortboard, longboard and bodyboard surfing brackets on waves that were around five or six feet in height.

The event was the fifth competition since October for the teams, which are all in the surf series’ LA to Santa Barbara High School division.

Vanessa Clark, also a Malibu Black member, placed one spot behind Rhodes in the women’s shortboard, while Malibu White surfer Whitney Shanahan placed fourth and her teammate Chole Rapf finished fifth. In the coed bodyboard, Malibu Black member Gavin Cross finished second and Malibu White surfer Kai Owens finished third. Malibu Black members Evan Kassoy and Sebastian Bluhm placed fourth and fifth in the men’s shortboard, respectively, and Cross finished third in the men’s longboard. Maxine Kelly, a Malibu Black surfer, finished fifth in women’s longboard, and Nicky Chittendon, a Malibu White member, finished sixth.

Malibu, coached by John Cross, Dale Rhodes and Jorge Lopez-Vida, will have a few surfers competing in the state championships from April 25-27 in Oceanside.

This story was written by McKenzie Jackson and was originally publish in The Malibu Times

Combo Swell And Clean Morning Conditions On Tap



"West Coast Surfers Rejoice This Week", according to Surfline.

"California produces some nice surf through the middle of the week off a mix of northwest and south-southwest swells, ranging from fun-size in Southern California to fairly solid in parts of Central and Northern California. Morning winds and conditions also look favorable for most areas."

Current Water Temps



The average water temps as of February 24th.

LA / HB Black History Month Surf Meet Up Photos



Last weekend, @black.surfers held a Surf Meet Up down at the Huntington Beach Pier for Los Angeles and Orange County surfers to celebrate Black History month:

"It's hard to describe just how happy I am to have met and shared an awesome day surfing with these folks! Y'all were incredible, humble and passionate and this Black History Month meetup would have been nothing without y'all!

I hope this is the first of many, and I will be creating a formal LA surf chat so y'all can start meeting up more frequently!

There will be more photos to come, but here are a few hot off the press from Sheldon Botler, our amazing photographer!" - Kayiita, founder of @black.surfers








Check out @black.surfers on Instagram for more.

This Way Screening



Two surfers. One skateboarder.

One 1994 stretch limo.

120 cans of PBR.

One long road down the east coast of the US.

9 days of fucken good times.




"Last year we bought a ’94 stretch limo and headed down the East Coat of the USA making the film ‘This Way’. As soon as the trip was done we all wanted to do it again…so we did. This time we fired up the ol' girl and headed west. With Nora Vasconcellos, Laura Enever, Jaleesa Vincent and special guests Shanae Collins and Malibu's Frankie Harrer. We drove across dusty roads from Texas to California. Skateboarding and Surfing our way through small towns, snow capped mountains and desert plains."



March 5th 2020
All Ages
Doors open at 7pm

2027 E 7th St
Downtown Los Angeles 90021

RSVP HERE

Frankies Bikinis Warehouse Sale



Malibu's Frankie's Bikinis is having a Warehouse Sale tomorrow! They say it's in Venice, but it's actually in Marina Del Rey (marketing folks think adding Venice to everything makes it more hip and trendy).

Text "RSVP" to (973) 559-5140 to RSVP to the event.

By texting "RSVP", you are opting in to receive promotional text messages.

Wet Gala



Saturday, March 14, 2020
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Get out your (wet)suits, it’s time for the most anticipated (?) surf event of the season.

You are cordially invited to the official launch party of Rinsed Magazine . Walk the red carpet and brush elbows with surf’s finest.

The event will feature photo ops with Rinsed Magazine’s most notable memes, passed hors d’oeuvres, and DJ sets from special guests.

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

SoCal Water Temp Forecast



The average water temps as of February 17th.

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl) Screening



Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Head to The Waterfront Venice for a screening of the Oscar-winning short film!

Come early to order food, drinks, and get a good seat!

About the film: The story of young afghan girls learning to read, write, and skateboard, in Kabul. Skateboarding gives them courage and life skills that help them thrive and adapt to the challenges that lie ahead.

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

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.