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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 Patch.com:

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 Patch.com 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 street..you 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:










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 street..you 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:












A Paddle Out for Mike Vaughan, who passed away last month, will be held on Saturday, August 8th.

Come join friends and family to celebrate Mike Vaughan's life with a traditional paddle out memorial at Tower 26 in Santa Monica. Socially distanced, responsible and outside.

Please share with friends, loved ones and anyone else who was touched by Mike's love of ocean sports, living a big life and his generosity.

More info at the Mike Vaughan Paddle Out Facebook Event Page


Mike, aka German in Venice, heads up to Dogtown to check out the Friday night car meet.




The two big 4th Of July events in Santa Monica have been cancelled.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and restrictions of large-scale, in-person events, the parade down Main St has been cancelled by the city, and Santa Monica College has cancelled their pre-holiday fireworks show.

"It is particularly disappointing that Celebrate America had to be canceled this year, at a time when we at Santa Monica College would love to gather with our community," Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery, SMC Superintendent/President, said in a news release. "We look forward to future occasions, when we may celebrate with confidence, to host events safely. Please take care of yourself. Stay well. Stay strong! Stay connected."

“I can’t predict when events like Celebrate America will be allowed to resume, or when folks will begin to feel comfortable in crowds again,” said Linda Sullivan, SMC Event Producer and Associate Dean of Facilities Programming. “But when they do, they will be greeted with the greatest enthusiasm.”






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





The two big 4th Of July events in Santa Monica have been cancelled.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and restrictions of large-scale, in-person events, the parade down Main St has been cancelled by the city, and Santa Monica College has cancelled their pre-holiday fireworks show.

"It is particularly disappointing that Celebrate America had to be canceled this year, at a time when we at Santa Monica College would love to gather with our community," Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery, SMC Superintendent/President, said in a news release. "We look forward to future occasions, when we may celebrate with confidence, to host events safely. Please take care of yourself. Stay well. Stay strong! Stay connected."

“I can’t predict when events like Celebrate America will be allowed to resume, or when folks will begin to feel comfortable in crowds again,” said Linda Sullivan, SMC Event Producer and Associate Dean of Facilities Programming. “But when they do, they will be greeted with the greatest enthusiasm.”






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


On June 12, 2020, LA County released this updated set on Beach Rules ALLOWED:

- Individual or family ocean activities (such as surfing, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and body surfing)
- Individual or family active recreation & exercise (such as walking, running and using the beach bike path)
- Sunbathing, sitting and lying on sand
- Picnicking
- Chairs, canopies or coolers
- Fishing

NOT ALLOWED:

- Beach volleyball
- Group or organized sports (such as volleyball)
- Gatherings or events


HEALTH & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: - More than 6 feet physical distance from others at all times (except between members of same household)
- Face coverings, when out of the water AND around others (except for children under age 2 and those with breathing problems)
- Stay at home if you, or someone you live with, is sick

CLOSURES STILL IN EFFECT (until further notice):

- Beach Accessways – CLOSED
- Beach Volleyball Courts – CLOSED
- Fire Pits – CLOSED
- RV Park – CLOSED




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



Ocean Park's beloved Tower 26 is being replaced today, after it set on fire around 11:00PM the night of the Santa Monica looting.

"The city is replacing it with tower 29 for now, probably swapping them once tower 26 is completing repaired," local surfer Sergio Lira said. "A Good Samaritan saved the tower before the fire engulfed the outside, just the inside was severely damaged."



No graffiti was sprayed on it, so whether or not this was related to the lootings is unclear, could have been triggered by a local meth zombie, but we saw no evidence of that was left at the tower.

For more of our coverage of the protests and looting in our beach communities, CLICK HERE