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Being alongside an inner-city youth for the first time as the experience the thrill of the ocean can be life-changing. If you have a passion for the waves and desire to empower youth, this is an exciting opportunity!

Youth Mentoring Connection provides Los Angeles youth the opportunity to ride the waves at local beaches. For many of LA's youth, this program means seeing the beach for the first time in their lives, despite the fact that they live less than a 30 minute drive away. Others who did not know how to swim will learn to be comfortable in the water. Our youth face enormous obstacles and live in high crime areas where they are constantly exposed to gangs, drugs and violence. Surfing is a retreat from the daily environment they face and many use the sea to heal their wounds.

Next session is Sunday - July 21st by Tower 49 at Dockweiler.

Now, because of the huge huge youth attendance, Youth Mentoring Connection is in need of more SURF INSTRUCTORS!!! If you or someone you know would like to volunteer to become a surf instructor, please contact Ray via email at: or visit: Youth Mentoring Connection Volunteer Page

The average water temps as of 7-15-2019.

Glen Kennedy passed away earlier this month Come support the legend Glen Kennedy, who passed away earlier this month at the paddle out in Malibu on Sunday, July 28th.

A Girls-Only Day in Venice Beach presented by GRLSWIRL and Changing Tides Foundation raising money for philanthropic trips to get more women on boards.

Bringing women together to share in surf, skate, yoga, enviroment, & empowerment.


This will be an amazing opportunity to not only skate and hang with sisters in GRLSWIRL but to also meet and get to know girls from Changing tides! Changing Tides is a group of water women and adventurers from Southern California. They work globally to address social, environmental, health and safety issues. With their environmentally-focused projects, their aim is to do their best to fight single-use plastic and marine pollution as well as raising awareness of how we can all work together to protect our planet and combat climate change. This specific event is helping raise funds not only for GRLSWIRLS Skate Mentorship Programs, but also Changing Tides female empowerment projects. Their aim is to connect with and support women of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds through our love for the ocean.

Untamed Daughters and GRLSWIRL are bringing women together not only from surf and skate but other sports from pro snowboarders (Elena Hight) to pro photographers. You will be meeting and hanging with incredible women who have paved the way in their given sports for women like us to feel safe to learn

This event is the first ever of its kind!

Were going to take over Venice skate park! If you’re not digging the park, flat ground carving as well !

There will be great photos and video available after the event documenting the day : )

Its a great opportunity to learn to surf or skate if you don’t already, or to collaborate to perfect your skills.

All ticket sale funds will be donated to both Changing Tides Foundation and GRLSWIRL, going towards Changing Tides Women’s Outreach Mentorship Program in Peru and GS Skate Mentorship Programs in the states and abroad.

Click Here for Tickets and more info!

Stop in on your lunch break or after work for non-alcoholic refreshments and enjoy 25% off the entire store at our Volcom Retail stores at Westfield Century City and Santa Monica on the 3rd St Promenade on Fri July 12th from 12-2pm & 6-9pm.

Volcom Santa Monica (3rd St Promenade)
1340 3rd Street Promenade,
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 587-0777

Volcom Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd #2330,
Los Angeles, CA 90067 (310) 201-960

There will be selective, small to fun-sized SSE swell for parts of SoCal and North Baja through Tuesday

A 30-foot whale carcass washed ashore Saturday morning at the Will Rogers between tower 14 and 15. The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the beach around 8:20 a.m. after receiving a call about the carcass.

A rescue group is taking samples of blubber and vertebrae to determine a cause of death, said Pono Barnes with L.A. County Fire. The area was roped off which for the day to ensure safety to emergency workers and beach goers.

The Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors got a third party contractor to safely remove the carcass from the beach.

On Friday, July 5th, 2019, a shark jumps up out of the water near surfers at Sunset Surf Spot just north of Santa Monica, CA.

Earlier the same morning there was a Shark Sighting At The Venice Breakwater

A group has started a petition to get a skatepark built in Malibu. They are on Instagram at @malibuskatepark and they officially got the petition for a skatepark on the agenda for the city council meeting on July 8.

If you would like to show support and attend the meeting, you can meet them in front of the Malibu City Hall on Monday, July 8th at 6:00pm.

Malibu City Hall
23825 Stuart Ranch Rd
Malibu, CA 90265

A wave pool just 90 minutes away.

Waves powered by The Wavegarden Cove.
Ocean-like waves in clean, crystal-clear water.
Consistent rights and lefts, barrels, walls, and turn sections for experienced surfers.
Gentle inside sections for cruising, learning and sharing with family and friends.
Surfing all day and into the night with limited crowds and optimized wave conditions.

"I’m very excited to announce the DSRT Surf project I’m a part of. This world class surf pool resort will be nestled into the beautiful surroundings of Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert. We have an amazing team that has spent countless hours in the last 2 years to make this dream a reality. We’re getting close to having it across the line and breaking ground!

More than anything I’m excited to spend time out here with my family and friends! Yes of course you’re all invited too!" - Josh Kerr

They say they are going to start construction at the end of the year, and say it should be open sometime in 2012. And it looks like it's gonna be run like a golf resort, be all fancy mancy and stuffs, but who knows.... Anyhows, here's some more info:

The DSRT SURF team consists of life-long, passionate surfers. Several are elite, world-class professionals and others are local surfers just trying to share a few waves with family and friends. We’ve all felt the positive impact of surfing and memorable surf trips and want to share that feeling through the DSRT SURF experience.

The DSRT SURF team brings diverse expertise to the project. We have deep roots in surf pool development, the surf industry, finance, hospitality, real estate development, law, land use, environmental initiatives, politics, and community building.

DSRT Surf’s roster provides an unparalleled platform for creating the world’s first destination surf resort beyond the ocean.

Some details on the resort and offerings:

Premium villas or hotel rooms in a laid-back setting. Epic surf surrounded by the World Class Desert Willow golf courses. Yoga, pickleball, volleyball, and more. Spa and Fitness Center to build up or wind down. Surf Academy for lessons, camps, and retreats to serve individual and groups at all surfing levels. Locally sourced food offerings. A world class hospitality team dedicated to maximizing your surf resort experience.

No pricing info yet.

The lifeguard tower on the Venice Pier was broken into late Friday night.

The unofficial info we got was that one or two people broke into the tower, they rummaged through everything and made a mess. They smoked out while inside, then they took off with 2 surfboards that were stored in there. We will update with more info and the board photos once they are available.

"STOLEN from DTLA 725 Hill St parking lot. 6’0 Hull shape 4+1 setup shaped by Michael Arenal please spread the word, I need to get this board back" - Sophea Khem

Click Here for more Stolen Surfboard Alerts.

On Friday morning, Yves Bright posted this to his Instagram story:

And a couple surfers at Sunset told us they saw a shark on Thursday.

Save The Waves
Featuring speakers from Surfrider LA, Sustainable Surf and Earth Technologies
Thursday, July 18
7-9 PM
13211 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066

For more info:

"Sadly, Glen Kennedy, long time surfer/shaper passed away 2 days ago. He was fishing with his grandkids and had a heart attack. Another of the good guys gone."

Glen Kennedy, a San Fernando valley surfboard shaper, was a fixture in Malibu and the valley. Kennedy Surf Shop opened in 1972 and since then, Glen has hand-shaped a wide range of surfboards, including classic longboards, mid range surfboards and high-performance shortboards.

"Glen Kennedy, if you surfed Malibu and had any ties to the valley, you knew Glen Kennedy. A legend, a neighbor, a mentor, a man of many adventures, the nicest person you would ever meet." - Joe Balint

"Glen was a great man, he took me in, gave me one of my favorite jobs and taught me to shape my own board. So many great memories; night surfing Bu on full moons, Friday night fish fries at the shop, drinks at Pickwick’s... I will never forget you Glen." - Tom Bugg

"We will miss our friend Glen Kennedy. A legend in the surf industry, amazing surfer/shaper/businessman and great guy, whose surf shop in the west end of the San Fernando valley has been in the same location for as long as I can remember. I’m sure Glen’s son will continue his legacy as Glen will now be Surfing the Ranch for eternity! Love you" - OnIt Pro

Glen on the left.

Glen Kennedy Surf Rodeo 2014

Glen's 2 Facebook Pages: Glen Kennedy Custom Shapes and Kennedy Surf Shop. And Glen's Instagram is @kennedysurfshop
An earthquake rattles Southern California on Fourth of July.

The 6.4 magnitude quake struck at 10:33 a.m. in the Mojave Desert, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles, near the town of Ridgecrest, California. It is the strongest quake to hit the region in 20 years.

It was captured on our own Instagram Stories. While shooting surf clips of Topanga for our stories, the ground started moving and all the birds went crazy, taking off from ground and trees and started flying around the water.

None of the surfers coming in from the water said they felt anything.

No damages or injuries reported along the beaches.

A group has started a petition to get a skatepark built in Malibu. They are on Instagram at @malibuskatepark and they officially got the petition for a skatepark on the agenda for the city council meeting on July 8.

If you would like to show support and attend the meeting, you can meet them in front of the Malibu City Hall on Monday, July 8th at 6:00pm.

Your favorite morning in the sand is back!

Join Team RWB on June 13, at Zuma as they support patients from the West LA VA as they learn how to surf.

Volunteers are needed to help with both ground support and to help in the water as a surf coach or board catcher.

More Info, Click Here

Join Surfrider LA this Sunday June 30th for the kickoff of SUMMERTIME, BEACHES! cleanup and concert series sponsored by Angel City Brewery, KROQ, and Aviator Nation. Tickets are required. $20 advance online tickets, $25 at the door. Buy the tickets online at All proceeds benefitting Surfrider LA.


6.30 | Venice Breakwater Cleanup + Brandon Jenner
7.14 | First Point Malibu Cleanup + SWIMM and Goldensuns Concert
7.28 | Venice Breakwater Cleanup + Trapdoor Social Concert
8.18 | First Point Malibu Cleanup + Your Favorite Color Concert
Jacks Surfboards will be hosting a Surf Swap at the Santa Monica shop parking lot on Sunday, June 30th 10AM - 1PM.

BUY, SELL or TRADE any surf related gear & accessories - Surfboards, Wetsuits, Fins, Bags, etc with your local community!

- Bring & sell your used gear that your grom grew out of, mismatched fin sets, old surfboards you don't use anymore, or just come shop around!

Creatures of Leisure & OTIS Eyewear will also be grilling some FREE BBQ and offering 20% OFF their products in-store.

-Plenty of parking in our lot & free parking on the street.

-Free to attend and sell

*Contact the store for any questions (310) 450-6569

Jacks Surfboards
2012 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Store Hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-8pm