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A few photos of the lightning over the Santa Monica Bay from Monday afternoon's thunderstorm.

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From Santa Monica Close Up:

"A lowrider hops at Santa Monica Cruisin' Classics meetup at Santa Monica Beach on Friday, October 1, 2021. The car club meets-up every Friday night at Santa Monica Beach"

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Saturday morning, August 7, 2021 at approximately 2:30am, Santa Monica Police Department officers assigned to the Major Accident Response Team (MART) responded to a traffic collision involving a solo vehicle and a pedestrian near Main and Ashland.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with officers. The unidentified victim was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her  injuries.

This remains an active investigation. Anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident can contact the Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Division at 310-458-8993 or Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427. 

From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Santa Monica Cruisin' Classics, with other neighboring car clubs, meetup at Santa Monica Beach, Friday, June 11, 2021. The car clubs meet every Friday night at Santa Monica Beach during summer."

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It's another busy weekend!

Santa Monica Beach Parking Lots 2 and 3 South are full and Lot 1 North will be at capacity very soon.

Lot 2 South - 1670 Appian Way
Lot 3 South - 1750 Appian Way

Here's some footage rom Santa Monica Close Up of the Grlswirl group skate at the Venetians Car Club Car Car Show held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. am

From Santa Monica Close Up, here's some footage of the Venetians Car Club Car Car Show held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Car Meet-up at the Beach, Sunday, April 18, 2021."

New Covid Beach Rules from LA Beaches & Harbors:

-Wear a mask at all times when out of the water
-Groups up to 15 people (max 3 households)
-Keep 6+ ft. apart from others outside your group
-NO events

But of course, it's not like these are being enforce or people are actually following them anyways.

For more of our coverage of the Coronavirus lockdown, closures, and how our local surf community and businesses are doing, CLICK HERE

A map depicting what Los Angeles would look like if all the ice caps melted.

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Sony TV is developing TV adaptation of the 2005 skateboarding film “Lords of Dogtown” , which was an adaption of the 2001 documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys".

Described as a one-hour drama ensemble-drama, the Lords of Dogtown TV show is "set in the 1970's skateboarding scene in southern California and centers on a hell-raising teenage girl growing up in the foster care system. She falls in with a crowd of skaters who idolize the famed Zephyr Skateboard Team."

Going off that info from the press release, seems the story will not actually be about Zephyr skaters, it will be about some random skaters.

This show is being developed and written by some lady from Georgia, named Kat Candler, because who else would Hollywood get to write a TV show about California and skateboarding than a non-skater from Georgia who says she is a Texan.

Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the original movie in 2005, will slap her name on as an executive producer for the project, and the guy who made the The Shield will also be an executive producer. As of right now, seems none of the real Dogtown or Z-boys are invovle with this. And no one has been cast for any parts yet.

Seven Adams, son of Jay Adams, appears pissed off about this and is calling for a boycott of this show. Check out this screenshot from his most recent Instagram Story:

Seven's not having it.

The show is going to be for Amazon‘s free streaming service, IMDb TV. It's still in the early development stage, so there's not even a release date yet.

The iconic Santa Monica board shop secures a new lease, extensive new renovations, and will reopen in the Spring of 2021. The temporary store will remain open for business in adjacent building next door, during the renovation.

Boardriders Inc. is pleased to announce a new go-forward lease and substantial renovation of its iconic ZJ Boarding House in Santa Monica – a pillar of the local community for more than three decades.

Working closely with the building’s landlord and local leaders, a new five-year lease has been signed and major renovations are underway at the original corner location on Main Street and Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica. These steps ensure ZJ’s ongoing service to the community in all things boardriding for the foreseeable future.

“What a silver lining at the end of such a challenging year,” says Todd Roberts, co-founder of ZJ. “ZJ Boarding House is such an integral part of the community and we can’t thank our customers enough for their patience and support of us over the years. Thanks to the hard work of the community, of Boardriders, and of our landlord, we now have a plan in place that will continue to make this space the ultimate destination for everyone looking to have fun in and around the ocean, the mountains and beyond.”

After the Main Street renovations, which include the replacement of the roof, seismic retrofits, and substantial interior upgrades, the entire 4,900 square foot space will be open and ready to share the stoke in just a few months’ time. “Spring 2021 can’t come soon enough,” says Ajai Datta, who leads US retail operations for Boardriders. “We’re all looking to turn the page on challenging year that will ultimately make us stronger in the long run.”

The rumors are true, ZJ Boarding House officially announced that they will reopen.

The shop closed it's doors back in August due to the landlord and Boardriders (the mega-corp that now owns ZJ) not being able to agree on the new lease. But, now it appears they were able to come to an agreement, as a new 5-year has been signed.

The doors to the newly remodeled will reopen in Spring 2021, after the buidling undergoes the much needed seismic retrofits and gets a new roof.

Until then, ZJ has set up in a "temporary" shop next door to the original location. They are open for business right now.

Some of the surfing on Halloween morning at Ocean Park. These photos were shot by Six12 Media and brought to you by Body Glove.

These are just some of the over 50 photos from this session. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots in the complete photo gallery, check them out, the link is down below.

You can find over 50 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

Ocean Park - Halloween 10-31-2020 Photo Gallery

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

Wanna see photos from previous days at this and other local surf spots?
Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.

With the sad news this weekend that ZJ Boarding House is closing, we dug up this 6 year old documentary about the shop.

"ZJ Boarding House is a true story about two surfers, Mikke Pierson and Todd Roberts and journey running a surf shop in Santa Monica, CA. An inside look at the surf culture through the lens of a business while they balance surfing, employees and community outreach to create a collective vision. A feel good adventure with lots of heart."

It's official, ZJ Boarding House announced today that they will be closing the shop for good.

"We are so grateful for all the love and support over the last 32 years. We couldn’t have done it without all of you! Sunday will be our last day open—we will close at 6pm." they wrote this afternoon on their Instagram.

Why is ZJ closing? Well, it has nothing to do with the Coronavirus. Business has been good (of course, you've all seen the increase in surfers in the water these past few months). We unofficially found out it was due to the lease negotiations. The shop was actually getting ready the building to be renovated and remodeled, hence the "remodeling sale" that had been going on for the past two weeks. Then all of a sudden, the powers that be and the landlord couldn't agree on a new lease, so now that "remodel sale" is now a "closing sale". So if you ever wanted some ZJ Boarding House tees, hats, or hoodies, better head down there this weekend.

So with the shop closing is that the end of the Night Sesh Surf Movie Nights and Annual Haunted Heats Surf Contest? Well,....they may still happen, stay tuned.

ZJ Boarding House
2619 Main St. Santa Monica, CA
(310) • 392 • 5646
Store Hours:
Sat & Sun 11-6

A skate battle of epic proportions at Ocean Park. Rivals crews duke it out on boards while the affections of some bodacious babes hang in the balance!

Shark to the shin! Come on down!

Posted by Mason Brown's Surf Report on Monday, August 3, 2020

Mason Brown of the Mason Brown's Surf Report reports that a shark bumped his shin while he was out in the water at Ocean Park on Monday.

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The man arrested is 26 year old Jacob Matthew Vanderburg.

We also found out some of the things he did before the police arrived. He was mouthing off to the lifeguard in Tower 28 and attempted to walk up on the tower. He had also took someone's boogy board and was bashing it into the sand.

As seen in the video we shot, he was heading back towards the lifeguard tower when the police approached him.

And here's some additional info from

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a loaded firearm and possession of illegal high capacity magazine. Lt. Joseph Cortez of the SMPD told that he apparently had a firearm holstered on his hip and police received information that he was possibly brandishing the gun.

"When speaking with the subject, officers became concerned about his mental health," Cortez said. "The officer placed the man on a mental evaluation hold, pursuant to 5150 WIC."

Here's our original story we posted about this:

On Thursday, at 12:15PM, beach-goers near Tower 28 in Ocean Park spotted a man with what appeared to be a handgun in his belt.

The Santa Monica Police were called and showed up to apprehended him.

He was walking towards Lifeguard Tower 28 when the cops approached him. "I didn't do anything...let me go." and "I'm gettin' outta this town, I don't like these fuckin' liberals." are among some of the things he yelled to the police as they drew their guns on him and instructed him to get down.

He was placed in cuffs fairly quickly, while yelling, "Blue lives matter!" among other ramblings.

He shouted "You better get back to work and stop protesting in the understand me!" to all the on-lookers who were watching him and his fancy hat being escorted off the sand to the police vehicles parked in the lot.

While getting placed in the police vehicle, he gets heckled by the dude from the nearby surf school to which he responds by threatening to come back and kill him.

The guy's VW car was parked on Bernard Way in front of Ocean View Park. It had Ohio Army Veteran plates on it, and inside the car was several large knives and a small axe. During the police search of the vehicle, they also found a sleeping bag in the back seat, and in the truck was clothing, food, a laptop, pots & pans, and more household items.

No word on this from the SMPD yet, but according to the surf school dude's heckling, the man will be spending the next 5 years having anal sex.

The complete uncut video from our Instagram Story is below: