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In this episode of We Are Venice, we meet Myriah Rose. She is a skater, filmaker, and one of the co-founders of Grlswirl .

We Are Venice showcases the people and culture of Venice Beach, California and will inspire you to be the best version of yourself. This is a series of premium documentary profile pieces on Venice’s most important and influential individuals.




Reigning North America Regional Pro Junior victor Talia Swindal has officially qualified for the 2024 Challenger Series

Malibu's Talia Swindal just earned a spot on the WSL Challenger Series with her Second Place finish in the BTMI Barbados Surf Pro and Live Like Zander Junior Pro this past weekend. She even scored a near-perfect 9.77 in the semi-finals. Talia is now the #2 in the WSL 2023/2024 North America Women's QS Final Regional Rankings.

"It's hard for me to put into words how much this last week has meant to me. I am so happy to end the QS season with a 2nd place at the QS 5,000 in Barbados. This has been one of the best years of my life and I'm so thankful to be able to do what I love along side some of my best friends.

At the begining of the season I wrote down that my biggest goal was to qualify for the Challenger Series. I'm so excited to have finished runner up in the North American rankings and be able to continue to chase my dreams on the Challenger Series. I'm so grateful for everyone who constantly supports me, it means the world. Can't wait for Australia."




From beach babes to surfing sirens, get ready to ride the waves in style as we dive into the world of women's long-sleeved swimsuit tops with Body Glove. Whether you're gearing up for winter surf sessions or just looking to protect that sun-kissed skin, these long-sleeved beauties are here to keep you shredding in comfort while never compromising on style. Slay the waves and the fashion game? Easy. So, wax up your boards, babes, and let's ride.

Why Long Sleeve Swimsuits?

Sure, bikinis are classic favorites, but we can’t help but maneuver from traditional triangle bikini tops to a little more unchartered waters where sleeves reign supreme. Let's talk about why long-sleeved swimsuit tops are making waves in the surfing scene. First off, they're not just a winter necessity – they're a year-round game-changer. Picture this: the sun blazing, waves crashing, and you're out there catching the best barrels with your skin shielded from harmful UV rays. Long sleeves are your surf armor, protecting you from sunburn and unwanted board wax kisses. Our skincare routines go beyond slathering on some suntan lotion…we take it to the water. And for those chillier days? Oh, girlfriend, long sleeves have your back (and arms) covered! When the winter swell hits, you'll be snug as a bug in your long-sleeved swimsuit top. Say goodbye to shivers and hello to endless surf sessions. It's all about staying stylish and warm – the ultimate win-win! Whether you are sporting a pair of women’s shorts or a cute pair of swimsuit bottoms, your long-sleeve top will always be the perfect complement to your beach day wear.



Dive into Long-Sleeve Style Bliss with Body Glove

Now, let's talk about the real MVPs of long-sleeved swimsuit tops – the ones that'll have you looking like a beach goddess while conquering those waves. With Body Glove's Women's Long-Sleeved Swimsuits Collection, you’ll be able to witness the magic for yourself. We have nailed the perfect blend of style, functionality, and quality, making this swimsuit top collection a must-see for every surfer babe out there. Whether you are looking for vibrancy, durability, protection from the sun, or just a new surf top to add to your collection, these options will not disappoint.

1. Surf in Color

Gone are the days of boring beachwear – we bring you a kaleidoscope of colors to choose from. Whether you're into bold neons, soothing pastels, or classic blacks, they've got it all. Express your unique style and stand out against the backdrop of the ocean with vibrant hues that'll have everyone turning their heads as you ride those waves. From our Vivid Field Plus Size Wave Long Sleeve Swimsuit to our Smoothies Channel Cross-Over Long Sleeve Swimsuit color takes center stage and you can’t help but feel as bright as the sun (and protected from it).

2. Performance Meets Fashion

Our long-sleeved swimsuit tops aren't just a pretty face – they're high-performance gear designed for the serious surfer. Crafted with top-notch materials and cutting-edge technology, these suits provide the perfect balance of flexibility and durability. From our UPF 50+ protective fabric to flatlock seams, you’ll be able to move freely, catch those waves effortlessly, protect your skin, and look damn good while doing it. It's like a second skin, only better!

3. Sun Protection, Sis!

Want to take your skincare up a notch? Say good-bye to sun damage with Body Glove's UPF-rated long-sleeved swimsuits. Sun protection is the name of the game, these suits have got you covered. Surf all day without worrying about harmful UV rays – your skin will than



Choosing the Perfect Fit

Alright, surfer sisters, let's get down to the nitty-gritty of finding the perfect fit. Body Glove offers a range of styles to suit every body type and personal preference. Whether you are pairing your long-sleeve swimsuit with some of our women’s beach apparel or just putting together the ultimate swimsuit look, here are some tips to help you find your ideal match on top. Sleeves included.

1. Size Matters

Don't guess your size – measure up! Body Glove provides detailed women's swimwear size charts for each style, ensuring you get the perfect fit. Whether you're petite or curvy, finding the right size is the first step to looking and feeling amazing in your long-sleeved swimsuit top.

2. Style Magic

Are you a one-piece wonder or a mix-and-match maven? We have both (hair flip)! Choose from stylish one-piece long-sleeved suits or take a look at our Body Glove rash guards that offer long-sleeve options with your favorite bikini bottoms. Mix up the patterns, and play with colors – the style game is yours to conquer, and the waves…those you already own.

3. Comfort is Queen

Surfing is all about freedom, and your swimsuit should feel like a second skin. Look for suits with flatlock seams, tagless labels, and soft, stretchy fabrics. We make sure to give a lot of attention to comfort details ensuring you'll be riding the waves without any unnecessary distractions.



Surf's Up, Babe!

With your Body Glove long-sleeved swimsuit top in tow, you're ready to conquer the waves and the fashion game. Whether it's a summer stunner or a winter warmer, these suits are the epitome of chic surfing. So, embrace the salty air, feel the sand between your toes, and ride those waves with confidence – because you're not just a surfer; you're a surf goddess in the making. Ready to elevate your surf style? Dive into the Body Glove Women's Long-Sleeved Swimsuits Collection now, and let the sea set you free.



Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier celebrates Women’s History Month with a special lighting of the Pacific Wheel on March 8, International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day is a day of activism and celebration for everyone committed to women’s equality. To mark the occasion, Pacific Park’s famous, solar-powered Ferris wheel will be lit up using the colors purple, green and white. These official IWD colors signify justice, dignity, and hope.

The special light program will run from dusk (around 6–7 pm) to midnight on Friday, March 8. The best views of the Pacific Wheel lights are from the Santa Monica Pier boardwalk just west of the amusement park, or from the beaches south of the Pier.

For more info, Click Here.

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The SLO CAL Open Pismo Beach wrapped up in epic, summer-like conditions on Sunday. Taking the win in the North America Qualifying Series (QS) 3,000 women’s event was Malibu’s Talia Swindal.



For Talia, the win was an emotional one as she dedicated it to Malibu surfer Lyon Herron, who recently succumb to a long fight with cancer. “I want to dedicate this win to Lyon Herron, Lyon forever,” Talia said, "He was an amazing surfer and Malibu guy. He passed away last month. I’ve always looked up to Lyon. He’s such an inspiration and yeah this is for him.”


Photo by Jonathon Reis

Talia, who earned the win over hyper-talented Bella Kenworthy, also sharde "I know she can throw a 9 or a 10 whenever she has to so I’m never comfortable out there with her having priority and needing a score. This means so much and just thank you to everyone supporting me; my family, my friends. This is incredible.”

Swindal now moves into a tie for first on the North America Qualifying Series with San Clemente's Kirra Pinkerton.


Photo by Jonathon Reis



Xcel team riders Sage Erickson and Sally Cohen sit with Chase to review our lightest, most stretchy wetsuit we offer: the Comp fullsuit (available in both 3/2mm and 4/3mm). The 100% ultra-stretch exterior combined with our Thermolite IR core, and critically taped seams, make this women's wetsuit insanely comfortable.



"Hi Barbie! Hi Barbie! Hi Barbie!" We imagine that is all you will be hearing when you are sporting our Malibu Collection. Inspired by the classic doll herself, these swimsuit styles will be the ultimate beach club look…minus the plastic pink purse. We suggest inserting a surfboard. *Wink, wink*

From convertible cars to sunny surfs, and swaying palm trees to beach volleyball on this infamous coast, our Malibu Collection is the epitome of West Coast ease and stylish feels. Featuring bikini options and cover-up styles, you will feel like a total beach babe every time you put one of these quintessential Barbie-influenced styles on.



With a classic black and white palette, our Malibu Collection gives an ode to an iconic color duo while featuring bikini bottoms, bikini tops, and cover-ups that combine trendy 'fun-in-the-sun' appeal with a classic, retro vibe.

With high-waisted styles, triangle bikini tops, mesh skirts, and much more, these women’s swimsuits and accompanying pieces are simplistic so that you can wear them anytime and anywhere. With figure-flattering fits and undeniable comfort, you can enjoy a beach or pool day while still being the boss babe that you are. Barbie approved.



We at Body Glove support all women, no matter what you look like, no matter your size, no matter your educational background, no matter your job, and no matter if you are single or not! We could keep going…literally. Ken, who? That is why this collection is about complementing the women who inspire us every day. We wanted to provide a collection that highlights the beauty of accepting, loving, and celebrating yourself and always doing it in style! Your identity is uniquely your own and what you wear (even to the beach) is all about accentuating your individuality and paving the way for others in the process.



Combining imagination and style, these select pieces will be the new water-friendlyandBarbie-commemorating wardrobe additions that your bikini roster has been waiting for. Explore our favorite interchangeable bikini sets and find the perfect one that will be your tribute to the icon herself: Malibu Barbie.

Shop the Malibu Collection now and get 50% off, Click Here! Now, where are our roller skates?


This Thursday at the Bungalow Santa Monica will be showing Zoë McDougall's new film “I Love You”.


8:30pm - Late
Bungalow Santa Monica
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401


Body Glove is having a sale, 25% Off sitewide. Use code:XMAS25



Boarding For Breast Cancer is thrilled to announce the 16th Annual Skate The Coast Presented by Suja Organic on October 21 + 22, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA.

Skate the Coast is a 15 mile skate-bike-roll from the Santa Monica Pier to Redondo Beach along the iconic Southern California Strand with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop for this mellow cruise.

Participants of all ages and abilities on wheels are welcome to join B4BC as they skate-bike-roll 15 miles to promote its mission of staying healthy and being active while raising funds for its breast cancer education, prevention and survivorship programs. Participants can also join in on the fun virtually by cruising down their local trail or path and posting to social media if they can’t make it in person.

To kick off the weekend, there will be a Registration Party on October 21st from 3pm-8 pm at Firestone Walker Brewery in Venice, CA. People are welcome to swing by, sign waivers, grab their event tees and goodie bags while enjoying some good music, eats, drinks, raffles and auction​s.



The 15-mile event is taking place on October 22nd, with participants meeting up at 7:00 am at Veteran’s Park in Redondo Beach for check in and shuttles. The skating begins at 9 am at Santa Monica Pier and will end at 1:00 pm at Redondo Beach, with a three hydration stops in between. Following the event there will be a finish line party from 12 pm – 4 pm at Dive N Surf. The goal is to fundraise $75,000 and B4BC looks forward to getting the community together for some fresh air and movement, all for breast cancer awareness!

For more info, Click Here

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The now three-time WSL Longboard Champion Soleil Errico earned back-to-back World Titles at her home break of Malibu after besting Kelis Kaleopa'a in a two-out-of-three World Title showdown. Errico's dominant form led to a 15.83 heat total in their Title Match 2 and secured her third World Title, her second at Malibu.

For more on this event. Click Here




Waikiki's young standout Kelis Kaleopa'a, who won the Huntington Beach Longboard Classic, is now set to take on the best of the best at iconic First Point Malibu. Kelis, with the top seed, will have her hands full with either defending 2x World Champ / Malibu local Soleil Errico, fellow Oahu surfer Sophia Culhane, 3x World Champ / North Shore Native Honolua Blomfield, France's Alice Lemoigne, Brazilian Chloe Calmon or the youngest World Champ in history, Racheal Tilly.

Malibu is the most iconic and revered break in all of longboard surfing. Housed in history, it’s the perfect spot to host the deciding event on tour - the Original Sprout Malibu Longboard Championships pres by Tractor Beverage Co. With the title on the line, the top eight men and eight women descend on First Point for a one-day battle to decide the 2023 Longboard World Champions.

The Original Sprout Malibu Longboard Championships is taking placein Malibu on October 3rd - 13th.

For more on this event. Click Here


For nearly a decade, the Women’s Surf Film Festival has been honoring the women of the surf community who make their impact felt through film, art, and photography. The Women’s Surf Film Festival makes its debut in California for the first time.

The Women's Surf Film Festival honors women in the surf community who work in filmmaking, art, and photography. Attendees will be able to meet well-known surfers, artists, and community leaders, The Women's Surf Film Festival is an amazing opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in the world of surfing while supporting gender equality.



The festival consists of 4 event over 3 day. The first 3 are in Venice Beach and the closing day event will held be in Ventura.

Here are all the events:



October 11th, 6-10pm // Waterfront Venice
Venice Beach, CA
Opening Night Celebrations & Screenings


Waterfront Venice | $25 | 6pm -10pm
Women's Surf Film Festival Presents: Opening Night Celebrations & Film Screenings at The Waterfront, Venice.

Get ready the 10th Annual Women's Surf Film Festival is making its California debut, and we're thrilled to announce that we'll be screening at The Waterfront, Venice. This is a momentous occasion, and we can't wait to bring the excitement of women's surf cinema to the West Coast for the very first time. Films start at 7pm (runtime 1 hour & 50 mins) Tickets are limited so get your’s before they all go!

Film Program:
Riding the Rhythms (40 mins)
Wahine & Waves (27 mins)
REBORN (10mins)
WOMP (10 mins)
Emergence (6 mins)
Jamaica (5 mins)
Momento (4 mins)
Synchronism (3:36 mins)

For more info on this event and tickets, Click Here



October 12th, 5-6pm // Deus Ex Machina
Venice Beach, CA
Wellness Session: Authentic Self-Care With Lia Avellino (free event)


Deus Ex Machina | Free event | 5pm -6pm

Join us for a free event with limited space—please RSVP to secure your spot. Afterward, stay for a captivating panel discussion and screening while enjoying complimentary tacos and drinks.

ELEVATE YOUR SURFING: BY ENHANCING YOUR MENTAL STRENGTH

Explore Lia Avellino's unique insights into transcending conventional self-care methods and discovering sustainable ways to nurture yourself. Learn how prioritizing self-care is the cornerstone of cultivating a positive mindset.

Many of us strive to lead healthier, fuller lives through self-care, yet often feel dissatisfied and burnt out. Join us for a Spoke Fireside Chat where we'll delve into why these efforts may leave us unfulfilled. Discover strategies to find internal flow and ease that align with your individual rhythms and passions. Connect with fellow travelers on a journey to authenticity and a lighter, more liberated self.

What to Expect: This 1-hour experience, hosted by Lia Avellino, blends mindfulness, body sensation awareness, self-reflection, and group discussion. You'll leave feeling more alive and equipped with new approaches to life's challenges.

For more info on this event and to RSVP, Click Here



October 12th, 6-9pm // Deus Ex Machina
Venice Beach, NY
Reception, Panel Discussion: Surfing Narratives: Art & Empowerment & Film Screening (free event)


Deus Ex Machina | Free event | 6pm - 9pm

Secure your spot by RSVPing for our free event, where we delve into the intriguing crossroads of surfing, art, and empowerment. Join our esteemed guest speakers, including Ivana Bajic, a multimedia innovator known for her immersive surf projects, and Natalie Small, the founder of Groundswell Surf Therapy, who integrates counseling and the great outdoors for transformative experiences. Dive into Shelby Stanger's captivating work in "Will to Wild," inspiring outdoor exploration, and gain insights from Davina Grincevicius, the founder of the Women's Surf Film Festival. Enjoy live DJ music, complimentary tacos and drinks, and the CA premiere of two engaging films, including "With the Tide: A Yakutat Surf Club Story" and "Unplugged." This event promises a dynamic fusion of surf culture, artistic expression, and empowerment narratives.

For more info on this event and to RSVP, Click Here



October 13th, 5-9pm // Topa Topa Brewing
Ventura, CA
Closing Night Celebrations & Screenings


Topa Topa Brewing Co. | $25 | 5pm - 9pm

Get ready the 10th Annual Women's Surf Film Festival is making its California debut, and we're thrilled to announce that we'll be screening at the fantastic Topa Topa Brewing Co. This is a momentous occasion, and we can't wait to bring the excitement of women's surf cinema to the West Coast for the very first time. Local vendors and artists will be showcasing their offerings for the evening, and you can also look forward to the convenience of Game Over Catering's food truck on-site. Tickets are limited so get your’s before they all go!

For more info and tickets, Click Here

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Practice, Have Fun & Be Nice.

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Be Easy On Yourself & Set Goals.

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Saturday the 26th, Surfista is planning on meeting at Sunset Point.

For more info and to RSVP, Click Here

Aug 26, 9:00 AM
Sunset Point,
17300 Pacific Coast Hwy,
Pacific Palisades,

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.


Meet an Inspirac√≠on: Monica Medellin Creator of Amazon Prime’s Surf Girls Hawaii Mentorship Opportunity

Saturday, September 2 · 5 - 7pm
Deus Ex Machina - Emporium Of Post Modern Activities
1001 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90291



For more info & to reserve a spot, Click Here



Engaging Panel Discussion Interactive Photography Exhibition Special Aquarium Tour

Visit the Heal the Bay Aquarium for an inspiring evening celebrating the transformative power of the ocean and its waves. Experience art, enjoy our award-winning aquarium exhibit, and engage in meaningful discussions about the collaboration of science and surfing in healing individuals, communities, and nature.

Panel: The importance of female surf communities and the impact of environmental activism on our oceans. Learn about collaboration between scientists and surfers, harnessing cutting-edge technology to enhance the process of recovery from trauma and chronic pain.

Photography exhibition: Immerse yourself in captivating stories of women surfers in Costa Rica with audiovisual experience.

Special Aquarium Tour: Discover the sea life thriving in Santa Monica Bay and gain insights into water quality preservation on tour led by Heal the Bay Marine Scientists.



From summer to fall, Open Main Street will transform sidewalks and public spaces with different programming each month, including Drag Bingo inside the beer garden in August, a collaboration with the Day of the Dog on September 9th and the return of Rocktober, celebrating Halloween with a pumpkin patch and outdoor movie screening. Each weekend brings free, pop-up fitness classes, police and fire community booths, and two satellite bars featuring local DJ’s at every event.



Saturday, August 26 · 6 - 9pm
Heal the Bay Aquarium
1600 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90401

For more info & for tickets, Click Here
Here's surfing photos from the GRLSWIRL / Textured Waves Surf Skate Fest Group Paddle Out.

This set of surf photos was shot by Six12 Media and brought to you by Bodyglove. And use prmom code SWIM15 to save 15% Off swimwear at Bodyglove.com.



These are just a few of the 350+ photos from this event. 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 300+ more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

Surf Skate Fest Group Paddle Out Photo Gallery



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