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Join Surfrider LA this Saturday, September 21st from 9am-12pm at the Venice Pier for International Coastal Cleanup Day. Surfrider LA will be staged on the sand just north of the pier at the end of Washington Boulevard and will need plenty of volunteers on hand to not only pick up trash but to help sort and analyze the findings. The data gathered during beach cleanups are critical in leveraging policy initiatives aimed at reducing plastic pollution at the source. They'll have everything you need so bring a friend and your reusable water bottle to fill at our drinking station! Register Here.

This 2 day event will cost just under $10,000. At 120 kids that's $83 bucks a head for the day of a lifetime. That $10K will start a fire that will NEVER go out. That's what the Mighty Under Dogs do. 💪 Please DONATE today and sponsor one.

This week's hurricane hypebeast is Hurricane Kiko, you'll start to hear about this one in all the upcoming surf forecasts for all of California. All the sites need click-bait, and what better way for surf sites to get visits than hyping up any hope of a good swell (we're guilty of it, but at least we admit it, Surflies won't).

Anyways, Kiko isn't going to bring a significant swell, it doesn't have the size and is not on the track for Socal. It will bring "rideable S to SSW" to Socal spots.

The Tony Alva Story will be featured at the Other Venice Film Festival on Oct. 5th.

The OVFF is a nonprofit community event dedicated to screening full- length features, short and animated films that embody the spirit, energy and diversity of Venice, California. Filmmakers descended on Venice for two days of film screenings, premieres, sell out crowds, spirited Q&A sessions, panel discussions, local art on display and parties with live music.

The Tony Alva Story
61-years-old Alva, the oldest professional, skateboarder in the world, is considered by many to be the godfather of modern day skateboarding. Alva’s brand of aggression and bravado in the 70’s set the stage for the way skateboarding would be forever defined.

Vans’ The Tony Alva Story chronicles T.A.’s humble beginnings on the streets of Santa Monica to his rise to superstardom as part of the legendary Z-Boys, his inevitable drug-induced implosion and his ultimate rise from the ashes to accept his rightful place as a beacon of hope and inspiration for generations of skateboarders the world over.

Also they will be showing:

Surfing With Sugar
His path to healing came in an unlikely form meeting and rescuing a street dog and future surfing partner Sugar. The two have since become local legends inspiring visitors and locals with their abilities in the waves and their special relationship.His path to healing came in an unlikely form meeting and rescuing a street dog and future surfing partner Sugar. The two have since become local legends inspiring visitors and locals with their abilities in the waves and their special relationship.

Tickets are $15 and available HERE.

Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90291

Thursday night at the The Waterfront Venice we’re hosting a party/premiere for Stab x Vans Surf's new film, “Go Easy on the Zambezi” — an adventure deep into the heart of Sub-Saharan Africa in search of a river wave that offers rides longer than the most toned thighs can bare and, more importantly, tubes! It stars Dylan Graves, Harry Bryant and Michael February. If you're in the area we encourage you to come by, enjoy a libation or brew and watch the film (playing at 8PM). Mr. Graves will be joining us. Welcome to the Zambezi River. Don’t forget to pack your quiver!

The Waterfront Venice
205 Ocean Front Walk,
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 309-5331

Surfing has long been a key component of California culture. In 2018, the California Legislature declared surfing the official state sport and named Sept. 20 as California Surfing Day.

So this Friday is the second California Surfing Day, which means....... use the hashtag #CaliforniaSurfingDay on your Instagram and twitter posts on Friday. Because other than a big group photo and surf session all the way down in Oceanside, there is no events happening California Surfing Day. Maybe some shops will have some sales or something.

From Visit California"
"Please join Visit California in taking part in celebrating the Golden State’s famed surf culture on Sept. 20. A number of resources have been developed for businesses and destinations to help spread the word in your local communities, including social media imagery and posts, an official logo and more. Share your celebrations online using the hashtag #CaliforniaSurfingDay to show the world how the Golden State rides its waves."

Well here's the logo:

And here's the lifestyle image they chose:

On September 21 & 22, the Adaptive Surf League is hosting their Malibu event.

Click Here to register

SURF FILM NIGHT at The Waterfront Venice tomorrow night (Monday 9/16) starting at 7pm. Join the crowd for a special viewing of WITHIN REACH a film by Mike Cochran presented by Mark McInnis featuring the surfing of WITHIN REACH . It’s a FREE event so come hang!

The Waterfront Venice
205 Ocean Front Walk,
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 309-5331

Shark breaches right in front of standup paddleboarder Darcio Fao at Sunset on September 11, 2019, in this footage taken from the Surflies Cam that he posted to his Instagram Story.

Join Ocean Goddess Surf for their first morning surf meetup! Free Surf + Coffee. Ladies only! This Wednesday, Sept 18th! Catch some waves and grab some coffee to start your day!

Wake + Break Morning Surf Sesh
Topanga Beach
Meet at picnic table down by the beach at 7 so we can paddle out together!
Free Dogtown Coffee!

You must be able to paddle out and surf on your own for this meetup. Beg-int to adv surfers only. We will not have board rentals or surf instruction.

Bring your girlfriends for an empowering all female surf sesh! See you there!

Get all the details on, and by following their Instagram: @oceangoddesssurf

Overlapping SW/SSW swells maintain fun-size surf for the West Coast throughout this week. Shorter period NW swell is also in the mix, with beachbreaks likely to see peaky shape off the combo of swells. Wind/conditions improving for many areas through the second half of the week, with particularly favorable conditions in the mornings.

The average water temps as the 9th of September.

A multivehicle crash which injured four people and shut down the southbound lanes of the Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades for several hours Tuesday morning.

The wreck involving a box truck and at least three cars occurred at 7:52 a.m. on the PCH between Chautauqua Boulevard and Temescal Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol's incident log. The area is right by Will Rogers State Beach.

California Highway Patrol reported that some of the occupants may have been ejected. Aerial footage showed at least one vehicle completely destroyed.

Motorists initially were getting around the crash site by driving on the northbound shoulder, which was alternately closed for both sides so cars could pass, according to the aerial footage.

PCH at Chautauqua Boulevard was fully reopened at 1 p.m.

The lifeguards rescued this guy who was unconscious after jumping off the Venice Pier at 11:47am on Sunday, as seen in these photos shot by Six12 Media. It was also on our Instagram Story being posted as it happened.

According to several witnesses the guy "was on something".

He had passed a couple surfers on his walk to the pier, and they said he had a backpack and they noticed he was.

Two ladies who on the pier saw him sitting on the ledge of the pier, jokingly told him to be careful, that he could fall over. But they said he didn't acknowledge them, almost as if he couldn't even hear him.

A surfer who saw him jump said he kinda of jumped off with his arms flailing and he hit the water flat on his side.

The lifeguards ran out right away and rescued him. They got him to shore and onto an ambulance.

Seems like the hit knocked him out, because he was unconscious when they were bringing him in.

He looked dead to most of the people on the pier. But he did have a pulse, according to someone who later asked one of the lifeguards about it.

Come out and join Surfrider LA a in cleaning up one of our favorite beaches! After the clean-up there will be wine, music and a GREAT raffle for all participants with pieces from iSEAuMovement and Dog Beach Jewelry and bottles of delicious Rosenthal Wine and MORE!

Hurricane Juliette has formed in the East Pacific and is expected to strengthen before traveling over cooler waters far from the Hawaiian island. “Additional strengthening is anticipated for the next day or two. Weakening is forecast to begin by Thursday,” forecasters said.

And she continues to look quite impressive on satellite Monday afternoon, while taking a favorable track within the SoCal swell window.

By Saturday, the end of the current five-day forecast, Juliette is expected to be a weakening tropical storm still hundreds of miles east of the Central Pacific and more than 1,500 miles east of Hawaii, according to the hurricane center.

The average water temps as the 2nd of September..

Innocnts just announce the details for their Beach Break Boogie Longboard Video Contest.

Visit Innocnts for more info.

Twice a month Ocean Goddess Surf hosts Open Ladies Surf Meets for women in the LA area.

The next one is Sunday, Sept 8th, at Tower 26 in Ocean Park, Santa Monica. Beginners welcome, get all the details on, and by following their Instagram: @oceangoddesssurf

Here's some info from the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art about their upcoming event:

The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art and Venice Heritage Museum present ‘A History of Venice’, a People/Place/Art/Word/Sound Exhibition opening September 3 at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA, and continuing through September 30. The lobby and mezzanine galleries will showcase installations that highlight the diverse and influential histories of Venice through the lens of its inhabitants -- from the indigenous Tongva population, to Abbot Kinney and his wild fantasy come true to create a playground for the Los Angeles elite, to the artists, activists, and renegades who have made their home in Venice and their mark over generations. The displays, interpreted by a diverse array of guest curators, honor a sampling of the many groups that have contributed to the cultural depth of this immensely influential beachside community. In particular, the exhibition seeks to center the Venetians whose influence may be known to insiders but whose legacies are at risk of being forgotten during this time of rapid cultural change.

An accompanying suite of special live evenings of storytelling, media, and performance will kick off on September 5th with a night of behind-the-scenes storytelling about Venice’s complex and fascinating history, told by local residents themselves as well as devoted historians. On September 14th, the official Opening Reception for the exhibition will be held from 2-6 pm. Following, an evening talk will feature Tosh Berman sharing excerpts from his new book about his father , influential Venice artist, Wallace Berman, and readings of works by Venice scribes such as one-time resident, Ray Bradbury , and beloved poet, Wanda Coleman, with other special guests to be announced.

A film night will take place on September 19th, which will feature rare archives from the gritty surf and skate culture of Dogtown’s second generation in the 1980s. Films by the youth of Venice Arts will be shown, as well as a selection from noted archivist, Tom Sewell, among other shorts. The final gathering on September 29th will open with an indigenous ceremony and blessing to provide good luck and wishes for the continued cultural evolution of the city of Venice and its residents. The evening will conclude with a variety show in the evening, featuring performances by the many wonderful and talented characters of Venice, both past and present (...who knows, Abbot Kinney himself might appear!). All in all, the program promises to be a moving and entertaining, not-to-be-missed celebration of the cultural legacies of Venice, a city so many lay claim to and yet still defies definition.

“Venice was... (and still is) a last stop-off at the edge of America ...oceans and outlaws. Its setting is a perfect balance for poetry. Beauty and danger. Agony and rapture.” -Philomene Long

Public viewing hours: Friday 4:00-10:00 pm, Saturday 3:00-10:00 pm, Sunday 2:00-7:00 pm. Exhibition on view from September 3rd-30th.

"A History of Venice" programs and events
A Night of Storytelling - Thursday, September 5, 8:00-10:00 pm
Opening Reception - Saturday, September 14, 2:00-6:00 pm
A Night of Literature and Art - Saturday, September 14, 8:00-10:00 pm
A Night of Film - Thursday, September 19, 8:00-10:00 pm
Closing Ceremony & Variety Show - Sunday, September 29, 2:00-6:00 pm

Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90291

Get nore info and tickets for tyhe special events at: ahistoryofvenice.linktree