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Snowing At The Beach

From LACoFD Lifeguard:

A strong winter storm continues to impact Los Angeles through this afternoon bringing snow/hail to El Porto in Manhattan Beach.

Beaches Closed Due To Lightning

From LACoFD Lifeguard:

Due to possible lightning strikes, L.A. County beaches are closed from Zuma to Marina Del Rey

UPDATE: LA County beaches have now reopened after being closed due to a threat of lightning. Strong surf conditions continue though.

Lifeguard Boat Gets Stolen

Here's an update on that news that a lifegaurd boat got stolen on Tuesday.

Another Venice Beach Assault

"Assault with a weapon call on citizen, cops came and left, street still blocked by debris." reports Alexander Poe.

Dangerous Seas

Dangerous Seas Developing! Strong S-SE winds w/steep waves 14-18ft max for coastal waters w the approaching storm. Biggest impacts to northern waters, S winds gusts to 50kts N of Pt Sal. Tune into the forecast for updates and avoid these conditions.

High Surf Alert

One of the many weather highlights we have is continuing high surf. We have High Surf Advisories out through this evening for Santa Barbara South Coast and LA/Ventura beaches and tonight for the Central Coast. It will subside through the day before increasing again Wed.

Never A Dull Moment - Stolen Lifeguard Boat?

Beach Water Use Advisory

Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall. Individuals who enter the water in these areas could become ill.

This advisory will be in effect until at least Wednesday, January 27 at 7:30 a.m. This advisory may be extended depending on further rainfall.

Homeless Man Attacks Lady Venice Beach

Dead Body Found At Bay Street, Santa Monica.

Today at Bay Street:

No other info yet.

Snowing In Malibu

Saturday's storm is dropping snow in Malibu.

Photo from Matthew Stormoen

Photo: Sydney Griffith

Sheriff Deputies assisting a rolled over vehicle, Malibu Canyon at the 1st tunnel. photo from LASD.

Photo: @gigisgirl6

Vehicle Goes Over The Cliff In Malibu

The Malibu Search and Rescue Team responded to a vehicle 100 ft over the side on Malibu Canyon on Thursday. The female driver was ejected, suffering minor to moderate injuries. Copter 12 hoisted her from the cyn and transported to a trauma center.

Artist Wanted To Paint Ocean Themed Murals Along Venice Blvd

The Downtown Mar Vista Beautification Project is looking for artist to paint murals on buildings along Venice Blvd in the Mar Vista area.

The following three themes for these murals are ocean view or ocean related (a translation of “Mar Vista”), social justice and the history of Mar Vista. The community also indicated its preference for representational art (as opposed to abstract art).

The available mural locations are listed below.

Lighthouse Stained Glass 12102 Venice Blvd.

12625 Venice Blvd - Stewart Ave. side.

12625 Venice Blvd - Venice Blvd side.

Disability Community Resource Center, 12901 Venice Blvd.

For more info and to submit an application, CLICK HERE

Corrupt City Council Member Lies On Venice Pier Update

An update regarding the Venice Beach Pier repair and closure was made by that corrupt lying LA City Council member Mike Bonin.

He stated that Phase 1 of the repair work will be done by this spring.

He claims that this is to "repair damage done by an electrical fire" which is a lie.

That fire was caused be a homeless person trying to tap into the power near the entrance to the pier (not over the water where this clown is showing photos of).

Just like the fire that burned down the building on the boardwalk earlier this month, this much hated Bonin, is always trying to deflect attention away from the homeless problems that have ruined Venice Beach.

Many unhappy people have been calling him out on his gross negligence and lies:

This being the among the best ones:

The CA Coastline After The Ice Caps Melt

A map depicting what Los Angeles would look like if all the ice caps melted.

Click To Enlarge

Venice Beach In The 90's

Surfing Los Angeles - Sunday 2021

Sunday the 17th of January 2021. L.A County. Video from Sealaka.

Scott Anderson R.I.P.

We just found out this heart breaking news, legendary shaper Scott Anderson lost his battle with cancer today.

Mollusk Shaper Series video of Scott Anderson, from 9 years ago, by Trace Marshall

High Surf Alert

High surf and dangerous rip currents will continue to affect west-facing beaches through Tuesday evening.

A Wall Of Fog Covers Venice Beach

Wall of fog approaching Venice .

Solid WNW Swell Continues Mon-Tue

According to Surfline: More solid WNW swell Sat PM-Sun, Mon-Tue… surf finally slows late next week.

Monday, January 17th: Old/new WNW swells 4-6’ good breaks, standouts 8’+ late. Swirling AM wind.
W/WNW swell (270-300+) from the weekend trends down as solid new long period WNW swell (280-300) builds. Average winter breaks are in chest-head high+ waves as good winter breaks go overhead in the morning. Size trends up through the second half of the day. E wind in the morning for LA. Wind lightens midday and offshore Santa Ana flow develops late afternoon.

Tuesday, January 18th: WNW swell is 4-6’+ good breaks, standouts 8-10′. Swirling AM wind.
W/WNW swell (270-300+) holds through the morning then eases. Average winter breaks are in chest-head high-overhead waves as good winter breaks go 2-3′ overhead. Moderate to breezy NE/ENE Santa Ana flow in the morning for select zones becomes widespread through the afternoon. This is looking like one of the strongest all day off shore Santa Ana event for the coastal areas in some time.

Another Malibu Fire

Early SUnday morniing at 3:33am, there was a house fire at 2100 Block of Rambla Pacifico, Malibu. The fire at the two-story home spread to nearby brush, approximately 4 acres. It took approx. 1.5 hours to knockdown structure fire and resultant 4 acre brush fire.

Venice Breakwater - Sunday 1-17-2021

Here's some surfing photos from mid-day Sunday, January 17th at the Venice Breakwater.

This set of surf photos was shot by Six12 Media and brought to you by Body Glove.

These are just a few of the 100+ 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 300 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

Venice Breakwater - Sunday 1-17-2021 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.