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Join the Harry Barovsky Youth Commission-sponsored Zuma Beach clean-up days on Sundays, February 9 and March 29 and help keep our coast clean and beautiful! To RSVP for either day, please visit MalibuCity.org/Volunteer or call 310-456-2489 ext. 279. RSVPs are needed.


The average water temps as of January 13th.


This classroom-based workshop is designed for surfers of all levels who are interested in deepening their understanding of short-board wave riding and setting personal goals towards improving ability, style and self awareness. The workshop uses video analysis of waves and people riding waves to get into granular detail on specific on-board movements and technical positioning. There is also plenty of two-way discussion around how to get the most out of every surf session. Come with questions and and open mind.

About the instructor: Mike has been researching, practicing and helping others improve surfing performance through improving movement, nutrition, mindset and technique for 15 years. As a surf coach, he uses video analysis, performance neurology, surf-specific skateboarding, bodyweight strength training, meditation, DNS, performance neurology & vision training to fast track client's surfing progression. Mike is based in Malibu where he's focused on helping others to surf better through education, practice, and refinement.

What to Expect:

Session 1 "The Big Picture" | Saturday January 25th | 9-11 AM
Topics covered include:
Surfboard design
Detailing the design aspects of the shortboard and what it is designed to do on a wave.
Different rail shapes, tail shapes and how they work.
Wave reading
Reading the wave and the way water moves is the foundation of all surfing.
Learn where the power & speed zones are on the wave so you know where to look and what to look for.
Q&A
A large part of the workshops focusses on working through individual questions and discussing personal experiences so that each attendee can get the most out of the session to set and achieve individual goals.

Session 2 "Strength & Motion" | Sunday January 26th | 9-11 AM
Topics covered include:
Surfing technique

How to position and move your body.
Covering, the pop-up, the bottom turn, top turn, cutback, snap, and tube riding.
How to distribute your weight, foot placement, where to hold your arms, where to look, etc.
Training for surfing
What works, what doesn't.
How to learn and strengthen surfing techniques on dry-land.
Some practical takeaways to start practicing.
Review and Q&A

Coffee, Tea, Fruit and Breakfast Bars included.
$140 for both sessions (includes 2 day passes to Traveler Surf Club.)
$160/ at door (if space permits) 22941 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA 90265
For more information: 424.425.8033

BUY TICKETS HERE


Are you a lover of classic longboarding? Are you mesmerized watching surfers effortlessly doing dropknees and bottom turns? Do you yearn to cross-step and perch on the nose, just like them, but not sure how to do it? Or are you a beginner who wants a chance to ask all the questions you have about how to improve, catch more waves and longer rides?

Carla Zamora grew up at First Point Malibu, one of the best longboarding waves in the world. Under the guidance of her father as well as a long list of logging legends, Carla learned the proper nuances exclusive to traditional longboarding.

Join Carla for a series of one-hour workshops at Traveler Surf Club in Malibu, geared specifically for the longboarder looking to improve their game. The workshops will progress from basic beginner level through to more advanced techniques and topics.

Come for the sessions that are of most interest to you, or sign on for the full set so that you can build on new knowledge each time.

$30 with advance purchase, $35 at door

22941 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA 90265

For more information: 424.425.8033

Session 1 | Saturday February 15th "New to the Bu" | 9-10 AM
If you are a beginner and want more knowledge about how to navigate the breaks in and around LA county, this session offers insider guidance on how to best to get your feet wet. Topics covered include:
Etiquette
Pop-ups
Paddling and positioning
Going down the line
Proper Equipment

Session 2 | Saturday February 22nd "Motion in the Ocean" | 9-10 AM
Maneuvering your board as an extension of your body is a key element to gliding gracefully and safely across the water. Topics covered include:
Bottom Turning
Cutbacks and redirecting
Staying with the Curl


Session 3 | Saturday February 29th "Fancy Footwork" | 9-10 AM
So you think you can dance? Learn how to move along the length of your board in classic longboard style. Topics covered include:
Drop-Knee
Cross-Stepping
Nose-Riding

Session 4 | Saturday March 7th "Party Wave" | 9-10 AM
Finally, we will do a cumulative review of what we've learned and go into detail on any topics that were not covered in-depth. Topic covered include:
Combining skills
Taking your skills to the next level
Advanced Equipment
Squaretail vs
Fin Placement
The Proper Noserider

BUY TICKETS HERE


Come down to The Waterfront Venice on Thursday January 23rd for another run of Surf Film Night at The Waterfront. This installment brings us a great film from film maker Perry Gershkow. ELUDE featuring Noah Wegrich, Nat Young, Nate Tyler, Jake Kelly, Gearoid Mcdaid, Colin Moran, and Conor Maguire. Film starts around 7pm so show up early to secure your seat and beverage

Check out the trailer for ELUDE, a visual surf odyssey through five different countries:



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


Come join Project Save Our Surf for a fun afternoon of mimosas and music all while cleaning the beach. Food, buckets and gloves will also be provided for the clean up. Come connect with others in Los Angeles working to support our environment. Every 2nd Saturday of the month rain or shine!


Santa Monica Beach Tower 26
2559 Ocean Front Walk
Sat, January 11, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Please support Project Save Our Surf capital campaign that helps make this event and others possible, visit: Project Save Our Surf GoFundMe Page


The average water temps as of January 6th.


A King Tide is a non-scientific term people often use to describe exceptionally high tides. Tides are long-period waves that roll around the planet as the ocean is "pulled" back and forth by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun as these bodies interact with the Earth in their monthly and yearly orbits. Higher than normal tides typically occur during a new or full moon and when the Moon is at its perigee, or during specific seasons around the country.

King Tides naturally occur a few times a year when the moon, sun, and earth gravitationally align to cause higher and more dramatic tides than normal.

Surfrider needs help documenting the upcoming King Tides.

For several years, Surfrider has been documenting King Tides. As these tides become more frequent and dramatic, Surfrider is asking people to help document King Tides from the ground or by drone if possible. As in previous years, they will be partnering with LightHawk Conservation Flying to conduct flights to document the impact King Tides are having on our coastlines and communities. A major tenent of Surfrider’s climate change work is to help local communities better plan for sea level rise impacts and documenting King Tides helps provide a glimpse into what major changes will look like in the future. Check the tide calendar below and head to your favorite local beach to see what it looks like at high water. Tag us in your photos and feel free to send any imagery to us at info@la.surfrider.org.

WEST COAST KING TIDES:
JAN 10th at 8:15am | 6.6' high
JAN 11th at 8:56am | 6.7' high
JAN 12th at 9:39am | 6.6' high
FEB 8th at 8:01am | 6.6' high
FEB 9th at 8:44am | 6.7' high

📷: Tyler Schiffman


Join Ocean Goddess Surf this Saturday, January 11th at Traveler Surf Club Malibu to kick off the new year with a group surf at 10am at First Point Malibu, followed by a can’t-miss screening and Q&A with the ladies of Textured Waves presented by The Gnar Gnar Honeys from 1-3pm! Dj set by Loa, CARVE DESIGNS raffle and JuneShine on tap. Come by for a day of surf and fun!

There will be have access to Traveler Surf Club Malibu. hot shower and changing room so feel free to make a day of it.

Address is 22941 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Hope to see you all there!

Check out the Ocean Goddess Surf Website for more info.

Boardriders Malibu and Vintage Surfboard Collector Club are hosting the first Surf Swap of the new year. Mark your calendars, Saturday January 4th, for some epic vibes! Whether your looking to buy, sell or trade, there will be boards and gear for everyone!

Boardriders Malibu
18820 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca 80265
310 - 359 - 8274


Check out photos from a previous swap event: Topanga Vintage Surf Swap


Next month at Boardriders Malibu, everyone’s invited to the free screening of the surf film “Life In General”. It happens on Thursday the 9th, 7-9pm. There might be will be free food & beer, there was at the last screening.

Boardriders Malibu
18820 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca 80265
310 - 359 - 8274


"A large, long-period swell will move through the coastal waters through Thursday, and high surf will develop at most west-facing beaches this morning, especially the Central Coast! Swimmers and inexperienced surfers should stay out of the water through Friday!"

Source: National Weather Service


O'Neill is running the 2nd Annual Wave Of The Winter Regional Edition Contest. It's a regional video submission contest, and the Southern West Coast is one of the five regions. If you want to enter, here's the press release:

O’Neill Wave of the Winter: Regional Edition

The Wave of the Winter will be undoubtedly ridden on Oahu’s North Shore this season. Mostly because Pipe, Backdoor and Off-the-Wall are the heaviest waves on earth and the people pulling into those barrels are the best surfers on the planet.

But here’s the thing: 99% of the surfing universe doesn’t have access to that hallowed stretch of reef. 99% of the surfing universe does 99% of its surfing at home. And “home” in the United States at least, includes all kinds of different surf, all winter long. From frigid teepees in New Jersey to tapered pointbreaks in Santa Barbara; from shallow reefs in Puerto Rico to unrelenting XXL a-frames in San Francisco — and everything and everywhere in between.

And every surf community in the world huddles on sand dunes or in parking lots and talks in hushed tones about the Wave of the Day or the Wave of the Season. It means everything to the locals you see every day. (If only because it means you’ve moved a little higher in the pecking order and thus get more waves.)

Welcome to the Wave of the Winter for the people, created to celebrate unsung local heroes who charge at beaches around the country, all winter long. Surfline’s Regional O’Neill Wave of the Winter contests will be judged via online user voting after the four-month holding period. (December 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.)

And because this will be judged by you, here’s the criteria our official North Shore judges use to use as a framework:
– Wave Size (25%) –
– Degree of Difficulty of Maneuvers (25%) –
– Style (25%) – and
– Overall “Heaviness” Factor (25%) –

There are five regions:
East Coast North: Maine to Delaware
East Coast South: Virginia to Florida
West Coast North: Point Conception to Oregon border
West Coast South: Point Conception to Mexico border
Puerto Rico/Caribbean Islands

Winners receive:
$1,000, a bunch of O’Neill gear and internet fame. (And hopefully more waves.)

How to upload:
YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram videos are all accepted.
Go to THIS PAGE to upload your ride.
*Keep in mind there’s no limit to uploads, but you’re trying to win this thing.
Head dips won’t count.


A high surf warning is set to go into effect along California’s Central Coast on New Year’s Day as forecasters warn of potentially dangerous waves up to 20 feet tall.

From Wednesday through Friday, high surf is expected to develop along the coastline from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo counties, according to the National Weather Service.

The tallest waves are anticipated on west-facing beaches above Santa Barbara into San Luis Obispo County, where “dangerously large breaking waves of 15 to 20 feet with dangerous rip currents,” are possible, forecasters said.

A high surf advisory is in effect for that area through 2 p.m. Wednesday, when it will turn into a high surf warning. The warning is scheduled to expire 2 p.m. Thursday.

Potential impacts include strong rip currents that pose an “exceptional risk” of drowning to swimmers, as well as damage to coastal structures, according to NWS.

Large waves of 8 to 10 feet are expected to develop along Ventura County beginning Wednesday, with local sets of up to 12 feet possible.

The south coast of Santa Barbara along with Los Angeles County beaches will get relatively smaller waves of 4 to 7 feet on Wednesday and Thursday, the weather service said.

A high surf advisory is already in effect for coastal Ventura County, and one will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday in L.A. County, according to NWS. Both are expected to last through Friday night.

The conditions could create rip currents, and inexperienced swimmers are advised to stay out of the ocean during periods of high surf.



Source: KTLA


A large long-period swell will move into the region through Thursday from a distant storm system. High surf will develop will develop at beaches along the Central Coast and Ventura County through early Tuesday morning, then into Santa Barbara South Coast and Los Angeles County beaches Wednesday. The highest surf will occur at west and northwest beaches. Surf will peak on Thursday when there is a possibility of damaging sets at Central Coast beaches. Swimmers and inexperienced surfers should stay out of the water through Friday. People are advised to stay off of rock walls and jetties. Never ever turn your back to the ocean. Dangerous rip currents and minor beach erosion are possible. Sneaker waves can inundate beaches and overtop jetties at any moment.

Source: National Weather Service


The average water temps as of December 31st.


"2020 Starts With a Bang!"

Well that's what Surfline is claiming. "Large shot of northwest swell builds in and peaks for the West Coast mid-late week. Conditions are a little dicey, but the mornings look mostly clean with light winds."

Wednesday, January 1st: 3-4’+ average breaks, 4-6′ at winter standouts. Favorable winds.


Steep NW swell (295+) holds pretty steadily early, easing in the afternoon as new long period WNW swell (285-300; peak direction 290-295) builds in. Size generally holds from late Tuesday with better exposures in the waist-shoulder high range as top winter spots of southern Ventura, the South Bay, and South SD see sets pushing overhead. The fresh, long period WNW swell should level size off through the afternoon, the bulk of the new swell building in after dark. Variable to light offshore easterly wind early trends light southerly midday before dropping off in the afternoon.

Boardriders Malibu and Vintage Surfboard Collector Club are hosting the first Surf Swap of the new year. Mark your calendars, Saturday January 4th, for some epic vibes! Whether your looking to buy, sell or trade, there will be boards and gear for everyone!

Boardriders Malibu
18820 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca 80265
310 - 359 - 8274


Check out photos from a previous swap event: Topanga Vintage Surf Swap


Next month at Boardriders Malibu, everyone’s invited to the free screening of the surf film “Life In General”. It happens on Thursday the 9th, 7-9pm. There might be will be free food & beer, there was at the last screening.

Boardriders Malibu
18820 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca 80265
310 - 359 - 8274


Due to additional significant rainfall on 12/26/19, the Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory has been extended for all Los Angeles County beaches. The advisory will be in effect at least until 7:30 AM , Sunday, December 29, 2019. Beach users are cautioned to avoid water contact for at least 72 hours after significant rainfall. This advisory may be extended depending upon further rainfall. (The current rainfall has not yet reached a significant level).

Use the map below to obtain the current water quality status of your favorite beach location. Use your mouse wheel to zoom into a particular location. Click on the marker to identify the sampling location.