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Rip Curl Malibu Shop Team Rider Talia Swindal representing Malibu to the fullest this weekend at the National Scholastic Surfing Association Western Surf Championships! 2nd Place in Super Girls and 3rd Place in Girls!

LA County Sheriff's Department says there's been a spike in car break-ins recently.

According to the department, more than 30 vehicles were broken into during the month of April and the majority of those vehicles have been locked. Deputies say the thieves have been watching people hide their keys as they go surfing. Once you hit the water, they hit your car looking for anything of value.

Deputies say Surfrider Beach has been among the very hardest hit in Malibu.

Bay Street Boards is having a sale: , 25% off on all their winter gear. It's still gloomy and cold these mornings, stock up on some new hoodies, long sleeve t's and beanies in their store or order online.

Bay Street Boards
🌴☀️Santa Monica ☀️🌴
Surf & Skate Shop
3216 Santa Monica Blvd
Mon-Fri 10a-8p Sat 10a-7p Sun 10a-5p
Next Thursday (5/16) in Los Angeles, Vissla will be hosting a launch party for their Jason Woodside Collection. There will be food, drinks, music, and that junky car in the poster, the Cortex Cruiser will be in attendance for all to view. And who knows, maybe the gentle people at Vissla will eventually give it away!

1052 South Olive St
Los Angeles, Ca 90015
Come celebrate the launch of Amanita Surfboards by Keegan Gibbs at Boardriders Malibu

Boardriders Malibu
18820 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca 80265
310 - 359 - 8274
By Peter Ruiz, head of Venice Pier Project

At 12:15 pm Tuesday an unidentified man jumped off the north side of the Venice Pier.

Under estimating the undertow and the wind, he struggled to swim away from the pilings. A set of 3- to 5-foot waves rolled in a few minutes later and slammed the man into not one but two pilings. A near by surfer assisted along with Los Angeles fire and rescue and county lifeguards. Five minutes later LAFD was on scene. The man refused to be treated and was informed that it’s a fine or even arrest for jumping off the Venice Pier. Dazed and bleeding from all the mussels tearing into his torso, the man limped away to the showers.

Patagonia Surf ambassador, Paige Alms , is heading out on tour with her new film: Paige. This film looks at the passion, dedication and work ethic that has helped Paige break down barriers while becoming one of the best big wave surfers in the world. Paige will do Q&A after the short film. On May 22nd, the film will screen at the Patagonia Santa Monica store.

Come join us for an awesome all female lineup highlighting empowered women from our community:

-Things will kick off at 7pm with music from The Brave Kind, small bites and drinks.

Doors at 7pm film starts at 7:30pm.

Patagonia Santa Monica store
1344 4th Street ,
Santa Monica , California , 90401

Story by Laylan Connelly.

Mike Doyle, a regular on the Malibu surf scene during the ’50s.

Mike Doyle, a waterman known for his big-wave prowess — one of the original “hot doggers” — died in his sleep early Tuesday morning, April 30. He was 78.

Doyle, who had been battling ALS, was a champion, inventor, boardmaker — an icon in the sport of surfing. Born in 1941, he grew up in Lawndale and caught his first wave at the Manhattan Beach Pier at age 13. He would soon become a pivotal figure in the South Bay and Malibu surf culture.

He spent his later years as an artist in Mexico, at San Jose del Cabo, where he died.

“It is a beautiful day here in San Jose, the waves are perfect and we know Mike is in Heaven with a smile on his face, surfing an endless wave,” an announcement on the Doyle Surfboards Facebook page reads, noting he was with his wife, Annie, when he passed.

Doyle, who was inducted into the Surfer’s Hall of Fame in Hermosa Beach in 2013, noted then that his “biggest memory was winning the Hermosa Beach annual surf festival contest and winning the tandem event and getting married – all in the same day.”

Competitively, Doyle was among the world’s best in the ’50s and ’60s, earning numerous surf championships, including the Duke Kahanamoku title and the West Coast Surfboard Championship.

He’s also a member of the Surfers’ Hall of Fame and Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, inducted to both in 2003, and the International Surfboard Builders Hall of Fame, where he was inducted in 2009.

Doyle’s life as a surfer started in 1954, while he watched South Bay icons Dale Velzy, Bob Hogans and Greg Noll ride waves at the Manhattan Beach Pier, according to an article in the Daily Breeze. He worked as an apprentice to Velzy and Noll building balsa boards in 1959. He was also a Manhattan Beach lifeguard in 1960 and 1961.

According to the Surfing Heritage and Cultural Center in San Clemente, Doyle famously sold Kathy Kohner, aka “Gidget,” her first surfboard in 1956 and then worked as a stunt double in “Gidget” in 1959.

Boogie board inventor Tom Morey remembers seeing Doyle as a regular on the Malibu surf scene during the ’50s.

“When I first met him, he was already an accomplished rider in the South Bay area,” Morey, who lives in San Clemente, said recently.

He recalled Doyle’s big smile under a floppy hat his mother made — a popular character with a big stature and unique style in the surf.

“If there’s a show, Doyle’s in it … he’s one of the original hot-doggers,” said Morey, referring to a surfer’s showboating style on the waves.

The two surfers had something in common – a passion for invention.

Doyle, while working in Encinitas, used the boogie board material for the first soft-top board ever made, in 1970, the same boards that countless beginners use in waves today.

He also helped to create surf wax and a single ski, the Monoski, the seed for what would become the modern-day snowboard.

“To sum up Doyle in some kind of words, here’s a really fabulous guy, a real icon and definitely a champion,” Morey said. “I don’t know how many surf contests he’s won, but quite a few. And how many giant waves he’s ridden, but a lot. And how many innovations he’s had in the surfing world … revolutionizing, with his pals, the soft board is his deal and surf wax is a big deal.”

Doyle wasn’t in it for the riches, and in his book Morning Glass wrote about how people over the years would say “how rich I would be if only I’d had the good sense to invest in this or that project.”

“But I don’t look at it that way. Most people have to choose between money and freedom, and I made my choice a long time ago,” he wrote in an excerpt of the book published in the San Diego Reader.

He wrote that his heart still leaped when he saw a car full of surfers going down the highway with a rack of surfboards.

“Probably no man alive has gone on more surf adventures than I have, yet I still haven’t had enough,” wrote Doyle, who moved to Mexico in the ’80s to be an artist and to run a surf school. “If the conditions are right, I’ll walk away from anything to spend a day in the water with my friends.”

The surf is only good at certain times, and if you’re a serious surfer, you’ve designed your life around it, he noted.

“You have to make the time to be there when the surf is good.”

Big Wave Badass and World Champion, Keala Kennelly, is coming to the Malibu this weekend! Come hear her tales from the tour... from this year's massive Jaws contest, thick lips at Teahupoo, filming Blue Crush, DJing, and everything in between... Keala has some stories to tell!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀

Sunday, May 5th 4-6pm at Traveler Surf Club & Coastal Outpost in Malibu.

Tickets are $20

Space is limited, reserve your spot early!


'THIS WAY' One skateboarder. Two surfers. One 1994 stretch limo. 120 cans of PBR. One long road down the east coast of the US. 8 days of good times

Featuring Nora Vasconcellos, Laura Enever and Jaleesa Vincent

The film will premiere on My 8th at 1700 Naud Gallery in Chinatown. A night presented by Patti People & Pabst Blue Ribbon. FREE show with free drinks & music.

MUST RSVP limited entry, come early!
The National Weather Service issued a thunderstorm warning for our area.

Here is the storm total rainfall graphic for this afternoon through Monday evening, as an upper closed low crosses the area with showers and thunderstorm chances.

Malibu's Francesca Seely just got two of her surfboards stolen from her house. Keep an eye out for them. Any info on them contact her via Instagram: @franksterseely

A woman was sunbathing on the sand at Venice Beach Sunday when she was accidentally run over by a Los Angeles Police Department patrol cruiser.

Los Angeles Fire Department reported the incident occurred at about 2:10 p.m. near 1000 Ocean Front Walk, just off of the boardwalk.

According to reports, police in the vehicle were patrolling the sandy part of the beach and turned their vehicle when they hit someone.

They exited the vehicle and found a 25 to 30-year-old-woman under the SUV cruiser.

Medical personnel on the beach ran to the scene and was able to give first aid before paramedics arrived. The woman was transported to a hospital where she is in stable condition. Police say preliminary reports indicate that the woman has no broken bones or significant internal injuries.

The 9th Annual Life Rolls On Charity Poker Tourney & Casino Lounge is Sunday, May 19 at The Rose Room in Venice Beach. Whether you're a novice or a pro poker player, come on out and raise money for people with disabilities. If poker just isn't your game, you can hang in the Casino Lounge, with a DJ, raffle, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Fun for all!

Click Here to Buy Tickets

A reportedly drunk driver rammed into the Vans store on Washington in Culver City around 2am. The driver fled the scene before the Fire Department arrived. No injuries were reported.

A stretch of Santa Monica Beach that was once a gathering place for black Angelenos could find a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. That's the goal of black heritage activists who are gearing up for their next step in the drive to designate the 55-acre site near the end of Pico Boulevard once derogatorily known as “The Inkwell.” By Jorge Casuso
From left: Grace Williams, Albert Williams, Mary Mingleton, Willie Williams (no relation) in the segregated section of Santa Monica beach known as the Ink Well ca. 1926 (Shades of L.A. Collection, Los Angeles Public Library)

A stretch of Santa Monica Beach that was once a gathering place for black Angelenos could find a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

That's the goal of black heritage activists who are gearing up for their next step in the drive to designate the 55-acre site near the end of Pico Boulevard once derogatorily known as “The Inkwell.”

On May 8, California’s State Historical Resources Commission will review the nomination at its quarterly meeting in Palm Springs, activists said.

The Bay Street Beach Historic District, according to a draft of the National Register application, is "a rare example of an African American seaside recreation and leisure site as well as a community cultural focusing point."

Alison R. Jefferson, a prominent black historian who is co-sponsoring the application, said the designation makes "the history of the African American experience in the region more visible."

She is urging supporters to help by writing letters backing the nomination that are due on Tuesday, April 23. For instructions click here .

The designation -- which "aligns with the goals" of the California Coastal Commission’s landmark environmental justice policy adopted in March -- provides "a little more symbolic equity and social justice for all," Jefferson said,

The nomination's co-sponsor, Sea of Clouds, a nonprofit that focuses on preserving coastal places, says "The Inkwell" represents a part of the Jim Crow era that should not be forgotten.

“As much as beach recreation and sport are indelible parts of California’s identity, so too must be its history of exclusion in these public spaces," said Michael Blum, the organization's executive director.

"A National Register listing will work in service of the personal stories, remembrances, and connections to the Bay Street beach area, as it sits within a changing city, coastline, and climate.”

The Bay Street Beach Historic District became an extension of Santa Monica's black community and a destination for blacks living in Los Angeles shortly after the turn of the 20th Century.

The "period of significance" begins in 1908 when the Phillips Chapel Colored Methodist Episcopal Church building was purchased from the Santa Monica School District and relocated to the corner of Fourth and Bay Streets, according to the application.

The church became "an anchor for local African American spiritual and community life," the application said.

Soon, the beach just four blocks away became a haven for black beachgoers, who "faced exclusion, harassment, even violence" in other coastal areas.

The period ends in 1965 with the passage of the federal Voting Rights Act (VRA), which along with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ended "an era of de jure discrimination and segregation," the application said.

If the Bay Street Beach Historic District makes it on to the National Register, it would join an estimated 8 percent of the 93,000 properties and 1.4 million individual resources that represent women and minorities

The designation would help to better represent "the breadth of the American story," Jefferson said.

Info on this year's Santa Monica Pier SUP event has just been announce:

The ultimate beach festival awaits! Kick off summer at the Santa Monica Pier 360 June 22-23.

Tracing its roots back to the 1930's when paddleboard races first caught a wave at the Santa Monica Pier, the Santa Monica Pier 360 Ocean Sports & Beach Festival offers epic competition through a variety of disciplines on sand and sea. The family-friendly day will provide memorable entertainment and competition, including: Short Course Paddle, Long Course Paddle, Elite Races, SUP / Paddleboard Knockout, Ocean Swim, Beach Volleyball, 3k Sand Run, Youth Sports and more!

On the pier deck there will be live music, entertainment, a beach history museum, the epic Beer & Spirits Garden and more!

Register and get all the details here: SM Pier 360 Event Page.

It's all not SUP though, up on the pier there's a pop-up surf museum, and for the skateboarders, there will be a mini-ramp set up again, along with surf/skate vendors like Bay Street Boards .

The City of Malibu is holding a Waste to Waves polystyrene foam collection event. If you have waste polystyrene foam, aka “styrofoam”, this is the best way to get it recycled.

During the month before Earth Day, you can bring your foam to City Hall between 10am-2pm. Look for the Waste to Waves collection bin.

Only clean, white #6 polystyrene foam from packaging is acceptable. No food contaminated foam or construction foam can be recycled.

Last year, Waste to Waves rounded up a significant amount of foam from local residents. Some people even drove a good distance because they were so stoked to have their waste foam turned into new surfboards.

Visit Waste to Waves for more details.
Outerknown is giving you the chance to live every surfer’s dream by riding the perfect wave at Kelly Slater’s Surf Ranch in the best surf trunks with your closest friend.


Full day experience at Surf Ranch on June 18th, 2019 with the Outerknown crew*
Two winners chosen (one male, one female), each winner brings a friend
All expenses paid (flight, hotel and meals at the ranch)
Free Outerknown gear and a few pairs of Kelly's favorite APEX trunks
Free Firewire surfboard for each winner

*See terms and conditions for further details about what is included.

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