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Legendary Venice board shaper Guy Okazaki takes us through the history of surfing, our changing climate, and what it means to be a local.                                                                                          

Video Directed By Lindsay Sunada                                                  


Legendary Venice board shaper Guy Okazaki takes us through the history of surfing, our changing climate, and what it means to be a local.

Video Directed By Lindsay Sunada.


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

"Today was the annual Malibu Chili Cook Off. It is also a fair or carnival, lots of rides, lots of fun, and food. When I hear Malibu, it automatically feels like vacation. I was surprised how many people went to this event."

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


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."


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. "
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.


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
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!


From Brad Jacobson:

"Surfing Malibu
This is the one you've been asking for... the Truth About Surfing Malibu
For this episode I only discuss First, Second and Third point.
Yes, it's an incredible wave to surf, the people are beautiful and the houses are amazing but there's much more to it."


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

"TodayAugust 4, 2021, I went to Venice Beach to record that there are no more homeless encampments. I compared the videos to the videos a few weeks ago and you can see the difference."

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


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

"Mayor Eric Garcetti agreed on no more camping on Venice Beach. It is legal now. Friday, July 30 was the deadlin,e all tents have to be removed from Venice Beach. I was there at 2:30 AM to see how the city clean the 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




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

"This Is an update video about the homeless encampment cleanup in Venice Beach, California. Today, they are cleaning up zone number three from Sunset Street all the way to Navy."

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


Malibu's longtime musician and surfer Billy Wilson was found dead in his truck on Saturday, July 24. His truck was parked in the lot at Surfrider.


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Los Angeles Police Officers search for a dead body at the Rose Avenue storm drain at Venice Beach, Friday, July 16, 2021. The L.A.P.D. Under Water Dive Unit did not find a human body after hours of searching."

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


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

"Today, Saint Joseph brought in two very large trailers that they are usinggfor storage for the homeless people on Venice Beach. They also removed a few tents from the beach. And after two weeks I have seen the sheriffs for the first time again."

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


PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: 17 million gallons of raw sewage were spilled into the Santa Monica Bay on July 11-12. Currently Dockweiler State Beach and El Segundo Beach are closed to the public. The City of Los Angeles and LA County Department of Public Health are testing beaches and water in the Santa Monica Bay.

This is a developing story from Heal The Bay and we will update information as new details come to light.

When did the spill occur? The sewage spill started at 7 pm on 7/11/2021 and stopped at about 5 am on 7/12/2021. We are told by City of LA’s Bureau of Sanitation that the spill was stopped early this morning at around 5 am and all sewage is now being treated normally.

How much was spilled? We understand 17 million gallons of raw sewage were spilled through the 1-mile outfall, which is directly offshore from the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant in El Segundo.

Which beaches are impacted? Currently Dockweiler State Beach and El Segundo Beach are closed to the public. The City of Los Angeles and LA County Department of Public Health are testing beaches and water in the Santa Monica Bay.

What should the public do to protect themselves? We recommend the public stay out of the water until further notice. Also, check the Beach Report Card for the latest ocean water quality alerts in California, and review the River Report Card for water quality information about freshwater swimming holes in Los Angeles County.

What issues does this cause to people and to ocean wildlife? Bacteria and viruses in raw sewage are extremely dangerous to people and can carry a variety of diseases. Debris such as tampons and plastic trash, when released into the Bay, can harbor bacteria and can cause entanglement of wildlife, but it seems in this case those debris were successfully filtered out of the spill before it made it to the Bay.

Why did this happen? We understand the inflow to the Hyperion plant in El Segundo was severely clogged and flooded the facility. The sewage left the facility untreated through the 1-mile pipe and outfall.

More info at Heal The Bay
So there's this pathetic self-rightious clout-chasing Tik Toker guy that feels because he has been sober for like 15 years, that it entitles him to go around being a douchebag to people in order to get video footage of them confronting him to use on his struggling social media accounts.

Because as we all know, drama = views, and eventually views = $.

But, this scum's money comes from whoring out his wife on Only Fans. As he proudly proclaims in the video, as he also puts down people who work "9-to-5" jobs.

In the video this idiot posted (which is below), he paints himself as the all rightious victim of localism by a surfer at Malibu.

But what really happened is that the second he arrived at the parking lot at Surfrider, he tries to get himself into a confrontation over a parking spot. According to many of the comments made throughout a few of his social media accounts, getting into drama with people is something he is constantly doing.

He aggressively approaches a beachgoer with his phone filming and tries to instagate a confrontation over the beachgoer parking in the spot he claims he wanted.

A fairly well-known surfer can then be heard in the background trying to defuse the situation, calling out this scumbag for trying to instigate drama.

So then Mr. Holier-Than-Everyone goes up to the surfer to get the drama footage he so pathetically needs.

The video is like 8 minutes of this idiot trying to get a rise out of the surfer, and bragging about himself and what a social media star he thinks he is (pfffft, his follower counts are not even a high number). But at the end, he shows that when he returned to his SUV, someone wrote "Influence This Bitch" with wax on his window.



So beware surfer guy from the video, whoever you are, this Tik-Tokking-Wife-Whoring-Out-Superstar says he is going to be looking out for you at Malibu in the future.


Video by Sealaka.


This Week In Malibu: Episode 5- 'THE WHOLE DAMN PACK', from Grant Hilling:

Surfing by:
Donald Day
Tristan Day
Andy lyon
Allen Sarlo
Sophia Sarlo
Taylor Jensen
Eric Gross
Kirra Seale
Alberto
Tosh Tudor
Joel Tudor
Leah Smith
Solei Errico
Rachel Lord
Francessca Seely
Blue
And many more!


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

"I went to the candlelight vigil for the victim of the stabbing, Michael Hall. After this, police ordered back up after trying to arrest a man after crowd tried to stop the arrest."

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