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New Safer At Home Order

LA County is issuing another Safer At Home Order, effective Monday 11/30/2020.



The beaches and skateparks are staying open.

Basically, this new Order is for businesses to operate at even lower capacities. It is just another of the LA County Pubic Health's unscientific guidelines that has no data to back it up.

The full details on the Order and which businesses get wrongfully punished for the LA County Public Health's incompentence can be viewed here.



And here's a photo of CA Govenor Gavin Newsome at an indoor party at a fancy restuarant where no one is wearing face coverings.


Venice Beach Thanksgiving



Mike, aka German in Venice, vlogs about daily life in Venice Beach, and the nearby communities.

"Today on Thanksgiving Day on Venice Beach they set up a couple tents to give out free Thanksgiving lunch for the homeless people. They pass out care packages with snacks, drinks, groceries, facemasks, and hand sanitizer. Everybody practiced social distancing it was a beautiful day, beautiful weather. Happy Thanksgiving to everybody."

If you would like to support German in Venice with some gas money or you want to buy him a coffee, you are welcome to donate to his paypal account: https://paypal.me/germaninvenice

Thanksgiving Weekend Surf Forecast


According to Surfline: Steep NW swell slowly winds down through the weekend

Today, November 26th: 3′, top NW exposures see 4’+ sets. Minor SSW swell. Developing Santa Ana’s.
Fresh pulse of slightly larger, steeply angled NW swell trends up through the day. Size is mostly in the waist-high zone for average winter spots, pushing stomach high for the better breaks with the occasional chest high set possible through the afternoon. Light/variable to light offshore flow early though southernmost Ventura into western North LA could become breezy by about 8-9am.

Friday, November 27th: 3′, top NW exposures see 4’+ sets. Minor SSW swell. Breezy Santa Ana’s.
Steep-angled NW swell holds early then eases through the balance of the day. Size is mostly in the waist-high zone for average winter spots, pushing stomach-chest high for the better breaks. Robust offshore flow through southern Ventura into North LA. Wind trends onshore from the WNW and builds for the afternoon.

Saturday, November 28th: 2-3’, top NW exposures see some 4’ sets in AM. Minimal SSW swell. Light offshore wind in AM.
Steep-angled NW swell continues to wind down. Size is mostly in the knee to waist-high zone for average winter spots. Offshore flow is due to return for the morning, on the lighter side for Southern Ventura through the South Bay. Expecting light/variable flow for most by midday with onshore WNW wind for the afternoon.

New Skate And Surf Shop Coming To Venice Beach!

Some lady from Canada is claiming she is going to open a skate and surf shop in Venice Beach.

Don't know if she has ever even visited Venice, but she claims she "understands the culture".

Here's her Press Release:



Seems she is a baby photographer in Canada who was able to trademark the Snapchat Ghost logo and is now upset and throwing rants like everyday on Twitter because Snapchat doesn't want to buy the trademark from her. Appears she was hoping Snapchat would give her millions for the trademark.

She is getting her revenge by selling Snapchat Ghost merch on her online store and will soon open a Snapchat Ghost merch surf and skate shop in Venice. Obviuously she chose Venice, because eveyone in Venice loved Snapchat.




I guess will see come 2021 if she actually does open a shop or not.

Fire At Topanga



Around 10:00AM on Tuesday morning a 2-story house caught fire in the 23000 block of Saddle Peak Road.



The flames quickly spread to nearby brush, prompting a response from firefighters on the ground and in the air.



At 11 a.m., the Los Angeles County sheriff's Lost Hills station announced the fire had been contained.

Red Flag Fire Warning for Malibu



The National Weather Service (NWS) issued Red Flag Warning for Malibu starting at 2PM on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 26, through 6PM on Friday, November 27 due to a forecast strong Santa Ana wind event and very low humidities. Strongest winds are expected to be 40-55 mph in coastal areas Thursday evening to early Friday morning. Winds should diminish to 20-40 mph on Friday but humidity will remain very low in the 5-15% range.

See fire preparedness tips on The City Of Malibu WebSite

CA Governor Gavin Newsom Explains His New Curfew Laws



California Governor Gavin Newsom explains his curfew order and apologizes for having dinner at the French Laundry.


The creator of this video, Brent Pella wants to say, "A friendly reminder that it is possible to deeply empathize with those affected by covid, and simultaneously question a politician's arguably illogical/unnecessary regulations. This does not make you an "right wing conspiracy theorist" or "big stupid dummy" as I've been called many times. Just don't be a dick, ya know?"

Noah Fischer / Downhill Malibu



First Malibu raw run of Noah Fischer from this recent summer. Bombing down a short, sweet, & steep neighborhood mountain road. We thought this one would be best without music, so you can hear the wheels and pucks scraping all the way down. Enjoy!

Glenice Venice Black Friday Sale



The daily Venice Pier surf reporter Glenice is having a 40% Off Black Friday Sale on his merch at shopglenice.com.

Venice Boardwalk Homeless Encampment Fire



Mike, aka German in Venice, vlogs about daily life in Venice Beach, and the nearby communities.

"A homeless lady started a fire on the Venice Boardwalk. The tent caught on fire, luckily LAPD was patrolling on the beach and saw the fire. They turned off the fire whith sand really quickly before the fire department arrived."

"Since they started enforcing the no camping rule on the beach, lots of tents have been removed already from the sand."

If you would like to support German in Venice with some gas money or you want to buy him a coffee, you are welcome to donate to his paypal account: https://paypal.me/germaninvenice

Southern California's Weekend Video Surf Outlook



Surfline Lead Forecaster Schaler Perry breaks down your prospects for waves this weekend in SoCal and a peek at what's coming next week.

Police Ticket Homeless People With Tents On Venice Beach



Mike, aka German in Venice, vlogs about daily life in Venice Beach, and the nearby communities.

"Today, I heard from a friend of mine that the police are ticketing the homeless people for camping on the beach. I did not see people actually getting tickets, but I talked to a few people and they told me that some people got tickets already. I met up with my friend Gucci and we had a little talk he always makes me smile."

If you would like to support German in Venice with some gas money or you want to buy him a coffee, you are welcome to donate to his paypal account: https://paypal.me/germaninvenice

Leo Carrillo - Wednesday 11-18-2020


Here's some surf photos from Wednesday, November 18th at Leo Carrillo.

This set was shot from about 3:40-4:20 PM 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 - Wednesday 11-18-2020 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.


Zeros - Wednesday 11-18-2020


Here's some surf photos from Wednesday, November 18th at Zeros.

This set was shot from about 4PM till 5PM 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:

Zeros - Wednesday 11-18-2020 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.


27th Annual Venice Surf-A--Thon Surf Contest



The 27th Annual Venice Surf-A--Thon Surf Contest is going to happen on Saturday, December 12th. See the contest flyer above for more info.

Current Water Temps



Water temps have seen an 8° temperature swing over the past 10 days.

Venice Electric Light Parade



The Venice Electric Light Paradeis a weekly night time bike ride in Venice that happens every Sunday at sunset.

King Tides This Sunday And Monday



King Tides are coming. See the highest high tides and lowest low tides of the year on November 15-16 and December 13-15, 2020.

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 occur when the Moon aligns with the Sun, and is also at its closest position relative to the Earth. This exerts cumulative gravitational pulls on Earth, resulting in the most extreme high and low tides of the year. In California, experts say that King Tides today are what we can expect our daily high tide to look like in the next few decades under climate change and sea level rise predictions.

More about King Tides on the Heal The Bay Website.

Leo Carrillo - Thursday 11-12-2020


Here's some surf photos from Thursday, November 12th at Leo Carrillo.

This set was shot from about 4PM till 5PM 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 - Thursday 11-12-2020 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.


Mapping The Unbuilt Los Angeles: Ocean Freeways and Airport Islands



This is what LA's coastline could have looked like had city planners from the 1950s/60s actually had their proposed futurist projects been built. Historically these projects were blocked or defunded through protests, environmental concerns, and budget cuts..

Black.surfers Cam Rewind Contest



Announcing the @black.surfers Cam Rewind Contest, sponsored by Surfline, where 8 contestants will win 1-year premium Surfline memberships (over $95 value)!

The competition starts November 10, and runs till December 10. Only cam rewind videos from that time period will be eligible, and only those in @black.surfers chats are eligible to submit videos (DM @black.surfers if you're not already a part of one).

There will be two winners (men's and women's) in these four contests: most shredded wave, best noseriding, biggest wave, and best wipeout! Submit your videos by DMing @black.surfers or emailing blacksurferinc@gmail.com with your video, the cam name, date and which @black.surfers chat you belong to. @black.surfers will be posting sets of videos every few days.

At the end, Selema and Nique Miller will be the judges to determine who the winners are!

See @black.surfers for more info.

Election Celebration On The Streets Of Venice



Hipster Blvd was shut down on Saturday as huge crowds of people take to the streets in Venice to celebrate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris winning the presidental election.













Photos:Marta Evry





Photo:Becky Barnes