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Is this the best MALIBU SURF since Hurricane Marie?



From Brad Jacobson:

"I spent 2 days in Malibu filming some of the most fun surf I've seen in a long time leaving me questioning if this was the best swell since Hurricane Marie.

Watching these waves roll for 2 straight days was simply mesmerizing. Unfortunately the surf forecast looks bleak so I'm left grasping these memories until something new pops on the radar... hopefully sooner than later.

Special thanks to Luke Davis and Hunter Jones for the phone interviews.

Thanks for watching. I'm Brad Jacobson and I'll see you on the sand."

Women's Nude Body Found At Will Rogers Beach



A woman’s body was discovered just after 12:30 a.m. at Will Rodgers State Beach early Sunday, authorities said.

Firefighters said the deceased woman was nude and located near the tide near Pacific Coast Highway and Temescal Canyon Road.

Her cause of death was not immediately known.

An investigation is underway.

Mornings In Venice Beach With The LAPD



Saturday, 8/28/21 morning in Venice beach. Gloomy day with a few early morning LAPD calls.

Video by Cop Watch Venice

Venice Police Arrest And Release Protocols

10 Reasons Why You SHOULDN'T SURF



From Brad Jacobson:

"Here's 10 reasons why maybe you shouldn't start surfing.

Surfing is an absolute blast and is one of the most addicting recreational sports out there but it's not as simple and easy as it may appear.

Sharks, nasal drip, wetsuits and crowds are just a few reasons why you may want to think twice before paddling out.

YES, this is mostly satire...

Thanks for watching! I'm Brad Jacobson and I'll see you on the sand. "

Venice Beach LAPD Cop Watch



8 hours of tailing the LAPD in Venice Beach on Friday 8/27/21 edited into 3 minutes.

Video by Cop Watch Venice

Possible Riot This Sunday At Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Police are bracing for the possibility of violence when anti-vaccine demonstrators rally near the city’s pier on Sunday. Unlike last year, when the disgraced former police chief's incompetence led to hundreds of businessses getting looted and dozens of residents getting injured, the new chief appears to be actually doing her job.

The rally, part of an international day of protest against what participants describe is “medical tyranny,” is being promoted as a peaceful demonstration. But SMDP officers have noted that violence has broken out between anti-vaccine demonstrators and counterprotesters at similar events in cities throughout California, including L.A., Long Beach and Oakland. SMPD has urged residents to report anything suspicious they may see leading up to and on the day of the rally, and register for the city’s emergency alert system. The department is also supporting local businesses that wish to board up storefronts in advance.

“Given the nature of this upcoming event and in an abundance of caution, this weekend you’ll see an increased uniformed police presence throughout the city, and in particular the downtown area,” Santa Monica Interim Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said in a video statement uploaded to the department’s Facebook page on Wednesday.



"Hello, I am your interim Chief of Police, Jacqueline Seabrooks. This is the most recent in a series of safety messages I am sharing with our community concerning the Police Department’s unusual incident response planning and preparation. Recently, the Police Department’s Planning & Intelligence Unit received specific information regarding a rally that is scheduled to take place near the Pier on Sunday, August 29, 2021. The primary participants are those who have taken a position against COVID-19 vaccinations and against the wearing of protective masks. Currently available intelligence and information indicates opposition groups will very likely be in attendance as well.

As a Santa Monica community member, business owner, or visitor, you should know that the City of Santa Monica, and by extension, its Police Department values the ability of the public to engage in peacefully expressive conduct as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. On the other hand, we do take issue with those who come to our community specifically to intimidate—through violence or other criminal behavior—those who seek to peacefully exercise their Constitutional rights.

Given the nature of this upcoming event, and in an abundance of caution, this weekend, you will see an increased uniformed police presence throughout the City and in particular, the Downtown area. We are working with our municipal partners and other regional partners to ensure the Police Department is able to facilitate peaceful First Amendment activity even as we work to ensure a safe environment for our residents, business owners, and visitors. To assist us in our efforts in maintaining a safe community, last night, the Santa Monica City Council passed an emergency ordinance prohibiting possession of certain items while attending public assemblies or community events. Please visit the provided link below for more details on the prohibited items.

EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA AMENDING SANTA MONICA MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 4.08.780

Thank you for your attention and don’t forget to mask up for community safety."

The Santa Monica City Council's adopted emergency ordinance bars people from bringing certain types of items to public protests, assemblies or community events. The list of banned items includes plastic pipes, baseball bats, aerosol sprays, weapons, glass bottles, chains longer than 20 inches, metal containers, shields, gas masks, helmets, body armor, bricks and rocks.

Milk Crate Challenge on Venice



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

"Today, the Venice Beach younger generation brought down some milk crates so they can film themselves doing the milk crate challenge.It’s a really trending thing on social media right now and the crowd loves it."

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

Venice Pier Restoration Project Plagued With Delays

Scheduled to open by Memorial Day, the Venice Pier remains decidedly closed. For Venetians who had hoped to enjoy a stroll on the beloved pier this summer, that dream is all but waning. “With all the challenges we’ve had to suffer though this year the fact that a project in a public outdoor space like this has been so dragged out is just ridiculous,” said longtime Venice resident Guy Okazaki. The $5 million dollar restoration projec By Nicole Lynch


Scheduled to open by Memorial Day, the Venice Pier remains decidedly closed. For Venetians who had hoped to enjoy a stroll on the beloved pier this summer, that dream is all but waning. “With all the challenges we’ve had to suffer though this year the fact that a project in a public outdoor space like this has been so dragged out is just ridiculous,” said longtime Venice resident Guy Okazaki.

The $5 million dollar restoration project was approved after a June 2018 electrical fire caused by a homeless encampment under the pier burned a 15-foot section near the lifeguard tower. An eyewitness to the scene said that an unhoused person tapped into the electrical system and was attempting to use a microwave oven.

When the scaffolding came down and the construction equipment staging location cleared out nearly a month ago, it seemed as though reopening was imminent. However, weeks passed with little activity. “It’s like nobody’s managing it. There’s been no information, it’s absurd,” Guy continued.

Calls and emails to the Department of Recreation and Parks were not returned.

Santa Monica Pier Classic Car Show



The Santa Monica Pier is the place to be for classic car fans on Saturday, September 11th. The Santa Monica Pier Classic “End of Summer” Car Show takes place from 10A-5P directly on the Santa Monica Pier deck parking lot.

The event is free for guests to attend and will have food and drink available for purchase. There will be live performances by local bands and artists The Midnight Cruzzers and DJ Chel, as well as the Miss Chevy Pinup Contest.

For those wishing to participate in the car show, there is a $30 roll in fee and a requirement for pre-1972 cars only. Roll in times are from 7A-9A; limited spaces available. Participants will be entered in a raffle and award show.

For more information and to pre-register your car, contact Turi at (310) 291-7628 or Rigo at (636) 219-6582.

Venice Beach Fight! Car Vs Vendor



Early morning Venice Beach fight. Two people arguing about parking when it's illegal to park on this street bordering the boardwalk. The Explorer driver is mad he couldn't park and acts like he's going to hit the vendor unloading and runs over his stuff instead, the vendor fights back! A bystander reported it, the vendor was not questioned and nobody went to jail.

Video by Cop Watch Venice

Is this SURFING too BORING to watch?



From Brad Jacobson:
"I'd normally delete most of these clips but maybe I'm wrong, maybe you want to watch surfing like this. They're having fun but is it fun to watch?
These clips are from Malibu taken a few weeks ago.
Thanks for watching. I'm Brad Jacobson and I'll see you on the sand."

Venice Vibes



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

"The World Famous Venice Beach, it’s always worth to visit. It's an iconic place which cannot be duplicated. The energy and the vibe is undescribable. You can do so many activities. Surfing, skating, bodybuilding, handball, tennis, basketball, and many more things. Venice Will always be a unique place to be. You can be Venice Beach."

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

Point Dume Road Collapses Due To High Surf



The entry to Point Dume is closed to pedestrians & vehicles due to the access road collapse.

This is the access road that connects the entrance on Westward Beach Road to the parking lot.



The access road that connects the entrance on Westward Beach Road to the beach parking lots is impassable after high tides and surf Friday night caused serious damage.



LA Beaches & Harbors asks beachgoers to stay away from Pt Dume Beach. Without vehicle access, they can't clean facilities or pump out portable toilets. There is no water or power.




This is the road on Wednesday (above photo) vs this now (photo below).



2 Teens Die From Drug Overdose On The Venice Boardwalk



On August 21 at 2:57 p.m. in the area of Venice Boulevard and Ocean Front Walk, two teens from a 'youth group' became "suddenly ill" and had to be taken to an area hospital by LAFD Paramedics after they became suddenly ill following suspected use or contact with a still undetermined illicit substance. One in grave condition with Advanced Life Support measures underway during transport, while the other patient was in serious condition with an altered level of consciousness.

Both teens were taken to UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, where one of the subjects died, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The other teen remains in serious condition.

According to the LAPD, the teens bought what they thought was Percocet in McFarland, California.

Skid Rose Clean Up



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

"Today, I went to Hampton Drive right in front of Golds Gym in Venice Beach, California. They had a few big homeless encampments right in front of Golds Gym and today LAPD and the sanitation crew came down and cleaned up all the homeless encampments on the sidewalk."

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

Topanga - Saturday 8-21-2021

Here's surfing photos from Saturday, August 21st at Topanga.

This set of surf photos was shot by Six12 Media and brought to you by Xcel Wetsuits. Shop now at xcelwetsuits.com and also get free shipping with orders over $99.

These are just a few of the 600+ 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 about 600 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in these 5 photo galleries:

Topanga - Saturday 8-21-2021 - Gallery #1
Topanga - Saturday 8-21-2021 - Gallery #2
Topanga - Saturday 8-21-2021 - Gallery #3
Topanga - Saturday 8-21-2021 - Gallery #4
Topanga - Saturday 8-21-2021 - Gallery #5


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 from this photographer?
Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.

Southern Hemi Swell Continues

Largest Southern Hemi Swell of the season.

Southern hemi swell continues to provide good size surf for summer locations through this weekend. Easing SSW swell continues to provide widespread surf in the chest-head high range for better breaks of North LA.

Making Friends Surfing Malibu



Video by Noshington Wells.

They Will Skate Again

On Saturday, August 14th, Life Rolls On host They Will Skate Again at the Venice Skatepark.

They Will Skate Again is an adaptive skate clinic. Adaptive athletes of all ages come and learn how to ride a skatepark from some of the top adaptive skaters and wheelchair athletes, including Nitro Circus' Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham , as well as regular Venice Skatepark adaptive athletes Tracie Garacochea and Jesse Swalley

These photos were shot by Six12 Media
















You can find about 150+ more photos from this event, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

They Will Skate Again 2021 Photo Gallery


If you were out there, we probably got some cool shots of you, go check them out!