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The Parkour Jesus of Santa Monica



Able to climb buildings with his bare hands? Balance on causeways above moving vehicles? He's like a real-life Spiderman!

He calls himself "The Parkour Jesus of Santa Monica, CA." His name is Kane Safari. He is one of the pioneers of back country snowboarding and has travelled all over the country filming and doing photography, until he was told he would never walk again after falling off a 250ft cliff and hitting a tree at 70 mph. After having his leg fully reconstructed, Kane decided to take his fate into his own hands and changed his lifestyle to focus on healing.

Kane has dedicated himself to proving the doctors wrong by eating a plant-based diet, staying mobile and changing his mindset to constant positivity.

Jon and Kathryn Gordon chat with Kane about everything from addiction to spirituality and how mindset is so critical for doing what he does.

Venice Classic - Dogtown Devils Car Show



Dogtown Devils hosts the 1st Annual Venice Classic. Over 200 classic showed up this car show held on Venice Beach.



Cars Driving Down The Venice Boardwalk



Last week, two cars on the boardwalk at the same time. A block a apart.

Reggie's Riptide At Venice Breakwater w/Tonan



Tonan gives a surf report and brief history of Reggie's Riptide at Venice Breakwater, while he is at the Venice Classic.

Check out Tonan's Clothing Line: Naybor Hoodiez





Upcoming DUI Checkpoints In Santa Monica



Santa Monica police are going to hold a DUI Checkpoint on Friday Sept 2nd and a Know Your Limit event on Saturday, Sept. 3rd.

On Friday, September 2, 2022 the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) Checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location. The Department will also host a "Know Your Limit" event on Saturday, September 3rd from 7 p.m. to midnight.

DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints are to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off the road.

Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk. Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety.

SMPD reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

The “Know Your Limit” program raises awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving and is an interactive way to show how much, or little, it can take to reach the legal limit to operate a vehicle. Officers will ask customers how many drinks they have consumed and whether they believe they are still able to drive safely. Officers will then invite volunteers to take a breathalyzer test to see if they are able to guess their blood alcohol content (BAC). Customers are provided information on alcohol intake and average BAC levels.

It is illegal for anyone 21 or older to drive with a BAC of .08% or higher.

According to the California Driver Handbook, it takes two drinks consumed within one hour by a woman between 120-160 pounds and three drinks by a man between 180-220 pounds to be over the legal limit of .08%. One drink is based on 1.5 oz. of liquor (40% alcohol), 12 oz. of beer (4.5% alcohol) or a 5 oz. glass of wine (12% alcohol). The BAC lowers at a rate of .01% for every 40 minutes between drinks.

The goal is to help people understand the effects of alcohol so they can make smart decisions about how they get home. It only takes a few drinks to impair, and that’s why it is important that people know their limit.

Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Surfing From The Sky



Between the Code Red 2 Swell and the surf that Hurricane Frank brought the west coast we have had a wealth of good waves.

BodyGlove Labor Day Sale



BodyGlove Labor Day Sale 9/1-9/7, 25% Off Site-Wide at BodyGlove.com , use Code LABORDAY25! Shop Now!



Scoring At Malibu



From Brad Jacobson:

"I headed to Malibu on Sunday August 28th to catch a fun south swell for the second episode in my new series "the Daily Chase".
Great weather, fun surf and... chickens?

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

Jack's Mystery Bikini Deal



Jack's Mystery Bikini Deal!⁠
Buy 1 Jack's Bikini Set (1 Bottom & 1 Top), Get 2 Jack's Mystery Bikini Sets for FREE! ⁠
Happening now through Thursday, 9/1.⁠
Online only. Shop the link below!

Jacks Surfboards Mystery Bikini Deal!⁠



Man VS Big Blue Bus



From Santa Monica Close Up:

"A man stops a Big Blue Bus on Main Street on Tueaday, August 30, 2022. A Santa Monica Police Officer responded. The man walked away. No arrests or citations were issued."

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

Support Santa Monica Closeup/Fabian Lewkowicz with Venmo or PayPal to help earn money to make these videos:

https://venmo.com/u/santamonicacloseup

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Innocnts Pop-Up & Surf Movie Premiere



Innocnts Pop-Up/// Next Friday (9/2)

Innocnts is doing an event in Santa Monica at Bay Street Boards . Save the date and come hang!

Showing their SOUTH AFRICA surf video, street food by @trutners_true_bbq, one nite only selection of vintage boards for sale by The Inland Empire Kook, wines, and more!

Friday, September 2nd 7pm

Bay Street Boards
πŸ“3216 Santa Monica Blvd
πŸ“ž310.310.2485

Tonan W/ Dogtown's Tim Jackson At Venice Classic



Tonan checks out Tim Jackson's booth at the Venice Classic Car Show on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Tim shows off his custom painted skateboard decks and Tonan recalls some old memories.

Tim Jackson Instagram





Surfboard Broker Pop-Up



On Sunday 9/4, SurfboardBroker will be in Santa Monica at Ashland Hill from 10am til 6pm! Come stop by for good vibes and great deals!

For more info, SurfboardBroker.

Surf Photos - Topanga - Monday 8-29-2022



Here's surfing photos from Monday, August 29th at Topanga.

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

This labor Day weekend, get 25% Off at BodyGlove.com with code: LABORDAY25.

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 link to the complete gallery is down below.
















You can find about 100 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

Topanga - Monday 8-29-2022 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 from this photographer?
Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.

Pan African Beach Day-Summer Session



It’s time for the Black Surfers Collective Pan African Beach Day.

For more details and to register, Click Here

Spidey On The Santa Monica Pier



From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Pop-up event at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, August 28, 2022."

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

Support Santa Monica Closeup/Fabian Lewkowicz with Venmo or PayPal to help earn money to make these videos:

https://venmo.com/u/santamonicacloseup

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/fabianlewkowicz

German In Venice Goes To The Venice Classic



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

"Today was a huge classic car show on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. I have never seen such a big car show, stretching from the skatepark all the way to the basketball courts. Lots of classic cars, old timers, and lowriders. It was a fantastic show, beautiful cars. I had an awesome time."

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

Sunset - Sunday 8-28-2022



Here's surfing photos from Sunday, August 28th at Sunset.

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

This weekend only, get 25% Off at BodyGlove.com with code: LABORDAY25.

These are just a few of the 200+ 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 about 200 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in these 2 photo galleries:

Sunset - Sunday 8-28-2022 Gallery #1
Sunset - Sunday 8-28-2022 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 from this photographer?
Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.