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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.





New Release from the City of Santa Monica about the Santa Monica Pier will now be closed on weekends till the end of January:

" Out of an abundance of caution and to contribute to regional efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, the Santa Monica Pier will temporarily close today, Sunday, January 10 and remaining weekends in January. The best way to slow the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home as much as possible and the closure is part of meeting this need.

The City’s Code Enforcement COVID-19 details, including Health Ambassadors brought on specifically to promote public health during COVID-19, reactive throughout Santa Monica to enforce unpermitted business operations, gatherings, and face masks. Please follow all Los Angeles County guidelines to promote community health."



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






Beginning the week of January 4, 2021, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin a project to upgrade the tunnel lighting system and install a queue warning system at the McClure Tunnel on Interstate 10 (I-10) and State Route 1 (SR-1). Overnight full closures of the McClure Tunnel and nearby ramps will occur during construction.

Anticipated roadway impacts: McClure Tunnel:

CLOSED in both directions - 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

I-10 lane closure for both directions:


One lane CLOSED from Lincoln Blvd. to McClure Tunnel – 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Ramp Closures – 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

WB I-10

Lincoln Blvd./Olympic Blvd. On-Ramp

EB I-10

4th St. On-Ramp

Lincoln Blvd. Off-Ramp

SB 1

Ocean Ave. Off-Ramp


Beginning the week of January 4, 2021, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin a project to upgrade the tunnel lighting system and install a queue warning system at the McClure Tunnel on Interstate 10 (I-10) and State Route 1 (SR-1). Overnight full closures of the McClure Tunnel and nearby ramps will occur during construction.

Anticipated roadway impacts: McClure Tunnel:

CLOSED in both directions - 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

I-10 lane closure for both directions:


One lane CLOSED from Lincoln Blvd. to McClure Tunnel – 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Ramp Closures – 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

WB I-10

Lincoln Blvd./Olympic Blvd. On-Ramp

EB I-10

4th St. On-Ramp

Lincoln Blvd. Off-Ramp

SB 1

Ocean Ave. Off-Ramp


New Release from the City of Santa Monica:

"In an effort to slow the rampant spread of COVID-19 throughout Los Angeles County, the Santa Monica Pier will temporarily close for the New Year’s holiday weekend. The closure will be effective at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30 through 6 a.m. on Monday, January 4. The closure aligns with public health officials’ plea with members of the public to stay home as much as possible and dissuade the public from gathering in crowds.

We are in the middle of the worst part of the public health crisis with hospitals stretched beyond their capacity as people continue to gather and infect friends and family. Right now, one county resident dies of COVID-19 every ten minutes. Be part of curbing this trend by not gathering and staying home.

The City’s Code Enforcement COVID-19 details will be active throughout the weekend to enforce unpermitted business operations, gatherings, and face masks. Please follow all Los Angeles County guidelines to promote community health."



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






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.



This is what LA's coastline could have looked like had city planners from the 1950s/60s actually had their proposed futurist projects been built. Historically these projects were blocked or defunded through protests, environmental concerns, and budget cuts..


Last 2 days for the Spooky Light Show at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. Spooky characters and seasonal colors from till 11/2 and there is offerings of candy corn-flavored cotton candy, fall-inspired drinks and treats and more!

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.



Santa Monica Cultural Affairs is accepting submissions from Santa Monica nonprofits, businesses and Los Angeles artists for art and culture projects as part of the City of Santa Monica’s economic recovery efforts. Cultural Affairs has launched a new Art of Recovery initiative to harness the power of the arts in the City’s economic, community, and health recovery efforts.

Art of Recovery is launching with a pair of projects at some of the City’s most notable locations, Main Street, Santa Monica Pier, and Downtown. Local artists will transform the plain k-rail concrete safety dividers that line Main Street’s al fresco dining and retail experience into colorful works of art to create a vibrant destination and corridor.



So if you want to put your art on some of the K-Rails throughout the city, sign up on the Art of Recovery Artist Application




Pacific Park will light up the wheel with spooky characters and seasonal colors from 10/24 - 11/2 and will be offering candy corn-flavored cotton candy, fall-inspired drinks and treats and more!


LA area we invite you to join a group of socially distanced cruisers who will be starting at the Santa Monica Pier at 9AM

Boarding For Breast Cancer is excited to announce the 13th Annual [Virtual] Skate the Coast Presented by SUJA will be taking place on Sunday October 25,2020! B4BC is inviting friends, family and partners to skate-bike-roll their local trail, path, or neighborhood in honor of breast cancer awareness and prevention while promoting B4BC’s mission of a healthy, active lifestyle. Help us in reaching our $50K goal!



Historically, Skate The Coast is a 19-mile cruise from the Santa Monica Pier to Redondo Beach and is our biggest fundraising event of the year. This year due to COVID19 the event will be VIRTUAL and we are inviting our entire global community to skate/bike/roll/ride/hike/walk their local trails and path. Be it 19 miles or just a few laps around your block get outside, ‘Be Healthy, Get Active, Ride’ and help us raise funds for B4BC’s education, prevention and survivorship programs!

LA area we invite you to join a group of socially distanced cruisers who will be starting at the Santa Monica Pier at 9AM



CLICK HERE for more info and to register for the Virtual Event.





The Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project of approximately three acres aims to return a healthy and beautiful ecosystem to this beach, which in turn, will address climate change issues for both humans and wildlife. The project will evaluate increased protection for our coastal infrastructure and residences from sea level rise and erosion, while also providing a vital refuge for invertebrates, birds, and rare coastal vegetation species. It will also serve as a model for the region, showing that heavy recreational use of beaches and meaningful habitat restoration are both possible!



This pilot project used low-lying sand fencing and native plant seeds installed in December 2016 to restore a highly impacted beach system with the goal of bringing back a diverse, endemic-rich, coastal plant and wildlife community which has been almost completely eliminated from the Los Angeles region. We believe that the iconic beaches of Santa Monica are a beautiful and important location to try out this restoration project, which utilizes existing sand to transform a portion of the beach into a sustainable coastal strand and foredune habitat complex resilient to sea level rise and wave erosion.



This demonstration site will provide not only a scientific basis to develop guidelines and protocols but an integrated, locally-based program for increasing the usefulness of natural environments in a developed area. It will evaluate “soft” low-cost natural shore protection from sea-level rise and storms while providing public benefits and enhancing natural resource values.

Design aspects feature curved, flowing, low-lying fence lines, a path through the restoration area, and an unenclosed perimeter along the water’s edge. Many of these design components were incorporated to minimize disturbance, and even enhance your interaction with the beach. The site allows visitors to continue to recreate as well as enjoy the local native flora and fauna that are absent along the groomed beaches of the Santa Monica Bay.

For more info, visit the The Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project Website.


Casey Neistat and Jamie O'Brien troll the Kook who runs that Kook Of The Day account on Instagram.


A hipster surfer from Orange County was arrested for setting a cop car on fire during the Santa Monica Riots.

Back in June, a wanted poster for the undercover police car arson was issued the FBI and the Santa Monica Police Department, who's incompentant lying Police Cheif Cynthia Renaud allowed the looting to happen in the first place by completely ignoring the numerious warnings sent in via phone calls and messages days prior to the attack on the city.

The wanted poster read, "On Sunday, May 31, 2020, at approximately 5:05 p.m., an unmarked Ford Crown Victoria SMPD vehicle was parked at the loading dock of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium." The unknown suspect may have been involved in the arson of the vehicle, which was completely engulfed anddestroyed by fire. And it included photos of the suspect in all his hipster glory (see the above photos).

Nathan Wilson, aged 27, was soon ratted out by his friends. They told the investigators they had driven him to Santa Monica that day, most likely becuase his beloved junky ass Surfer Jeep wasn't working (photos of that Pep-Boys outfitted thing are down below). His friend even showed the investigators Nathan’s Instagram account “yup_i_eat_crayons”, which had him in a selfie in front of the burning police car. He even had the same "Don Pisto" Mexican bar hat on in his profile photo that he is seen wearing in the wanted poster.

That still wasn't enough for them to slap the cuffs on him.

It wasn't till he became a suspect in another vehicle arson that they decided they should arrest him.

This gun nut was in a domestic disputed with whom the cops are calling his "live-in partner", and he went a set his partner's vehicle on fire.

When the FBI went to arrest him at his Irvine home, they found this hipster surfer coward hiding in a matress box spring. They also recovered several items of clothing that directly links him to the Santa Monica arson.

Nathan is now charged in a federal criminal complaint with malicious damage to property owned by an institution or organization receiving federal financial assistance, and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison and a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years.

BTW, here's Nathan's bitchin' Surf Jeep that he was proudly posting on all the Jeep pages:







Santa Monica is honoring Día de los Muertos, highlighting the traditional Mexican cultural celebration of life and death, with a larger than the after-life art installation on Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Pier.

Sculptures of La Catrina, one of Día de los Muertos' most recognizable figures, by Los Angeles-based artist Ricardo Soltero will be viewable at nine locations throughout the Promenade and four locations on the Pier beginning Saturday, October 31 - Monday, November 2.



Soltero's iconic sculptures of La Catrina range up to 14 feet in height and welcome guests to the Promenade and Pier in brightly colored traditional Mexican attire inspired by Day of the Dead traditions and Mexican icons and embroidery. La Catrina was first born out of Mexican social satire and has become a well-known figure in celebration of the holiday.

WHEN:
Saturday, October 31 - Monday, November 2
Third Street Promenade sculptures to be on display from 10 am - 8 pm

WHERE:
La Catrina sculptures are viewable at nine locations on Third Street Promenade and four locations on the Santa Monica Pier.

PARKING:
Parking is widely available in the downtown structures including the Santa Monica Public Library or Parking Structures 9 and 10 just north of Wilshire Boulevard. Biking, walking and public transit are encouraged.

MORE INFORMATION:
For more information, visit downtownsm.com

About Ricardo Soltero
Mexican artist Ricardo Soltero is the director and stage-set designer behind the largest Day of the Dead celebration in the United States, which takes place annually at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. Born in Nayarit, Mexico, Ricardo has introduced color and culture to exhibits and fundraisers throughout the country with papier-mâché, wood, fiberglass, recycled materials and most importantly, his heritage at the forefront of each piece.



Ricardo's current and ongoing creative project collaborations include: the annual Hollywood Forever Día de los Muertos celebration, Meet Me at the Metro, the 20-year running play of Frida Kahlo with the Synergy Theatre Group, 24th Street Theatre set design, Semblanza Latinoamericana, The Autry Museum, East L.A. Meets Napa, Denver Botanic Gardens, Santa Clarita Valley Festival for Day of the Dead, La Vista Memorial Park's annual Día de los Muertos celebration, UNICEF's Annual Gala, and the Metropolitan Fashion Show.