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UPDATED - LA Beaches & Harbors made this statement:

What does it mean when beaches are closed?

NO swimming
NO surfing
NO running
NO picnics
NO bicycling
NO volleyball


The LACoFD Lifeguard Division made this statement:

"Effective immediately, all Los Angeles County Beaches will be closed until at least April, 19th by the Order of the Public Health Officer.

The Los Angeles County Fire Departmental Lifeguard Division will continue to patrol the beaches to advise unknowing patrons of this new closure. All public piers, public beach parking lots, beach bike paths, and beach access points will be closed to reduce beach and bike path crowding and increase social distancing. We urge the public to #stayhome and practice #socialdistancing when conducting essential activities. Do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19. We’re all in this together. Stay home to save lives."

When asked if surfing was still allowed, they say to read their comment about clarification on the term beach, which is:

17.12.030 - Beach.
"Beach" means a public beach or shoreline area, inclusive of all appurtenant areas such as, by way of illustration and not by limitation, beach facilities, bicycle paths, promenades, service and emergency roads, parking lots, pedestrian stairways and access-ways, landscaping, slopes, jetties, creek beds, revetments, drains, and all navigable waters within one thousand feet from the public beach or shoreline area, bordering the Pacific Ocean owned, controlled, or managed by the County, in incorporated or unincorporated territory.
(Ord. 2012-0005 § 15, 2012: Ord. 9767

So it appears they are stating, without directly stating it, is that you are not allowed to surf in LA County till at least April 15th.

We will keep up on this as it develops.

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










“The crowds we saw at our beaches last weekend were unacceptable,” Supervisor Janice Hahn said in a written statement. “In order to save lives, beaches in LA County will be temporarily closed.”

The order goes into effect “immediately” and runs through April 19, 2020, according to the L.A. County Department of public health.

Officials said beaches will reopen when public health officials deem it safe.

“We cannot risk another sunny weekend with crowds at the beach spreading this virus,” Hahn said.

In less than a week, confirmed COVID-19 cases in L.A. County have more than tripled, climbing from 409 to 1,465 as of Friday, according to Barbara Ferrer, the director the L.A. County Department of Public Health.

“I ask that you help us by not going to out beaches and not going on our hiking trails at least for the next few weeks while we, again, try desperately to slow the spread of COVID-19,” Ferrer told residents in a news conference Thursday.

The public health order also applies to piers, promenades and beach bike paths and bathrooms across the county, officials said.

LACoFD Lifeguard Division add:
The Los Angeles County Lifeguards will continue to patrol the beaches to advise unknowing patrons of this new closure. All public piers, public beach parking lots, beach bike paths, and beach access points will also be closed to reduce beach and bike path crowding. We urge the public to stay home and practice social distancing when conducting essential activities. Do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19. We’re all in this together.

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


Here's an update to the Santa Monica Can Fine You $100 for NOT Social Distancing report that was posted a few days ago:

The Santa Monica Police made this statement, "We have received a few calls asking if SMPD personnel are ticketing for exercising outside or violating the Safer At Home orders. This is FALSE. Officers continue their regular patrols & encourage everyone to take social distancing and Stay At Home requirements seriously."

"SMPD officers, while legally authorized to issues citations, they are not doing so."

@LAPDHQ made this statement via their twitter: "We’ve heard the rumors, so let’s put an end to them. No, the LAPD is not stopping or ticketing people for exercising outdoors. Spreading false rumors during this time does no good."



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




ZJ Boarding House will now offer private shopping:

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
STARTING TOMORROW 3/26 from 10am - 3pm
Email TR to set up appointment tr@zjbh.com

While still following the rules and guidelines by the CDC to keep us safe, we will be setting up private shopping appointments. We will be practicing social distancing and encourage contactless payment only • $100 minimum purchase • 1 person per appointment only unless prior authorization is given • Shoot us a DM with any questions. •


ZJ Boarding House
2619 Main St. Santa Monica, CA
(310) • 392 • 5646
Store Hours:
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


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


The City of Santa Monica updated the Stay at Home Orders to include ticketing people who are not following them:
City officers are authorized to issue administrative citations to enforce emergency orders issued to date as follows:

Eighth Supplement to the Executive Order (Stay at Home / Safer at Home Orders) - for individuals: $100 for first violation, $250 for second violation within one year, $500 for third or subsequent violations within one year; for violations by businesses: $500 for first violation, $750 for second violation within one year, $1000 for third or subsequent violations within one year

“Our first priority is to remind and educate the public when they are not following our local orders,” said City Manager Rick Cole. “However, it’s important for people to know that our local orders include the ability to fine individuals and businesses that do not abide voluntarily.”

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




Santa Monica has just shut down all beach parking lots indefinitely. If you saw our Instagram Story today, we were there as they put the locks on the Ocean Park lot. According to the Santa Monica Police officer we spoke to, the beach is not closed, just the parking lots. The parking lots at Venice and Malibu are still open.

This happened at 12:00PM. A few hours later the city released this press notice:

The City of Santa Monica is taking additional measures to protect the health and safety of the Santa Monica community and our neighbors by closing the beach parking lots. This comes after one-and-a-half days of large numbers of beachgoers coming to the coastline amidst the Safer at Home statewide measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  These measures are being taken in accordance with State and local health directives that prohibit gatherings and call for social distancing of non-household members.  

All residents and visitors are advised to avoid the beach, beach bike path, and Palisades Park today and in the days to come to protect themselves and others. As a beach city we know the draw to be outside and in nature is more powerful than ever, but to truly have an impact in our region and state, we must all remain at home and six feet from others when out for essential trips only.  

“Today is not the day to go to the beach. We know that it’s difficult to stay at home when the weather is so nice and being close to the beach is one of the primary reasons why we love to call Santa Monica home,” said City Manager Rick Cole. “Yet this is a time when we must take the guidelines from our health officials to heart. We urge our residents to avoid any public spaces where social distancing is a challenge.”

Parking lots at the beach are closed, effective immediately. Residents of Santa Monica who live in the area of the beach and who hold residential parking permits for the relevant lots will be permitted to park, as will essential personnel consistent with the Governor's Stay at Home and the County Department of Public Health's Safer at Home orders.

For more of our coverage of the Coronavirus lockdown, CLICK HERE




To help slow down the spread of COVID-19, Jacks Surfboards' doors are temporarily closed, but you can set up an appointment to shop while social distancing at any of their retail locations, which includes the Santa Monica store! Besides being the only customers in the store... you’ll get 20% OFF storewide (exclusions apply). Just email jacksmarketing57@gmail.com for more info.

Same saving applies to their online store. Shop JacksSurfboards.com and save 25% OFF SITEWIDE for a limited time with code SAVE25.



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




Because of the mandatory Coronavirus lockdown, all surf shops are closed, but for those of you who still need repairs, boards, accessories,etc... Bay Street Boards plans to show up 12-2 daily for quick drop-offs and pick-ups at their shop. No hanging out, they not open for shopping. Only to drop off or pick up during those 2 hours.

"Please call us or DM us if you have any particular need and we will try to do the best we can to accommodate. If there is anything we can do to help anybody in our community during these times, we are always a call away. Please don’t hesitate to ask for our help."

Bay Street Boards
🌴☀️Santa Monica ☀️🌴
Surf & Skate Shop
3216 Santa Monica Blvd
310.310.2485


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




To help slow down the spread of COVID-19, Jacks Surfboards will temporarily close all stores starting March 19th.

Jacks Surfboards will stay committed to serving customers through their online shop and are offering 25% OFF SITEWIDE for a limited time with code SAVE25.

Shop online @ Jacks Surfboards




The Santa Monica Pier released this statement:

The City of Santa Monica will issue an executive order under emergency powers to temporarily close Santa Monica Pier to the public as of Monday, March 16.

The Santa Monica Pier Corporation is in full support of the city's decision. Though this will heavily impact the Pier businesses and their staff, in this historic moment it's the right thing to do.

We know that once it's safe, our iconic Pier will play an important role in bringing back the best in fun! To all of our visitors, from all over the world, and from all walks of life, we look forward to welcoming you back.

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




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, March 14, 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


On Tuesday, March 10th, from 4 - 7pm, Solid Surfboard shaper Dan O’Hara will be at ZJ Boarding House with the solid surf van stuffed full of boards!! Save $100 on ALL Solid Surfboards in the shop or $100 on a Solid Surfboard custom order. Check out the latest bioflex organic hand dyed hemp surfboard constructions and shapes and learn about bio flex sustainable performance construction materials.


ZJ Boarding House
2619 Main St. Santa Monica, CA
(310) • 392 • 5646
Store Hours:
Mon - Sat 10am - 7pm
Sun 10am - 6pm


30% OFF ALL FULLSUITS!

The water is still pretty chilly. Starting today, head into any of our store locations and grab a new fullsuit for 30% off through the month of March!



Sale is valid in-stores only.

Jacks Surfboards
2012 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Store Hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-8pm




Join Surfrider LA Sunday Feb 23rd from 11am - 3pm at their new event space in Santa Monica for the first zero waste fair, featuring some of local vendors.

Registration required – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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, February 8, 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


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


Jacks Surfboards end of the year Sale is here until January 5th... get up to 50% OFF in-stores! 20% OFF Sitewide, $50 OFF Surfboards, 30% OFF sunglasses, watches, hats & much much more! $50 OFF surfboards (excludes soft-tops)

Shop online and save 20% OFF Sitewide at Jackssurfboards.com
Use code: NEWYEAR20





Jacks Surfboards
2012 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Store Hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-8pm


Excludes surfboards, Go Pro cameras, Fjallraven merchandise & gift cards. $50 off surfboards excludes soft-tops. 20% off snow apparel & snow gear sale is valid in stores only, not valid online. Sale cannot be combined with any other sales, discounts or offers.



Jacks Surfboards end of the year Sale is here until January 5th... get up to 50% OFF in-stores! 20% OFF Sitewide, $50 OFF Surfboards, 30% OFF sunglasses, watches, hats & much much more! $50 OFF surfboards (excludes soft-tops)

Shop online and save 20% OFF Sitewide at Jackssurfboards.com
Use code: NEWYEAR20





Jacks Surfboards
2012 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Store Hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-8pm


Excludes surfboards, Go Pro cameras, Fjallraven merchandise & gift cards. $50 off surfboards excludes soft-tops. 20% off snow apparel & snow gear sale is valid in stores only, not valid online. Sale cannot be combined with any other sales, discounts or offers.



Santa Monica's ZJ Boarding House celebrates 31 years today!

"Ever since our humble beginnings as a hole-in-the-wall surf shop back in 1988, ZJ Boarding House has been sharing its passion for Surfing and Skateboarding with the local Santa Monica community and beyond. As the store grew both physically and in inventory, the same levels of knowledge and passion were applied to Skateboarding and Surfing. Our passion for boards, customer service, and product knowledge continues to grow as we are entering our 30th year of business. We pass on our stoke and knowledge to our customers and strive to assist them in making the best decisions for new gear based on their budget and skill levels. We have a wide selection and cater to the whole family. Our selection for Ladies and Grommets is the best in the area.

We carry all kinds of gear, clothing and accessories from best brand names the industry has to offer. Surfboards, Skateboards, Bodyboards and Softboards line the walls of our store. Our Billabong and RVCA sister stores next door carry all the latest gear from those brands and have a huge selection of the finest apparel.

ZJ Boarding House is located just a block and a half from the beach in Santa Monica, proving grounds for Southern California’s Surf & Skate culture. We Surf and Skate everyday and share the stoke of our experiences with all that visit ZJ Boarding House.

We are looking forward to seeing you here!"




ZJ Boarding House
2619 Main St. Santa Monica, CA
(310) • 392 • 5646
Store Hours:
Mon - Sat 10am - 7pm
Sun 10am - 6pm


BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

WHAT...Large waves of 6 to 10 feet and dangerous rip currents. Minor beach flooding.

WHERE...Santa Barbara County South Coast, Ventura County Coast, Los Angeles County Coast, and Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands.

WHEN...From Thursday evening through Sunday morning.

IMPACTS...Dangerous swimming conditions. Minor flooding of sea water over beaches, around the time of high tide.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS...This is an extended outlook statement. A High Surf Advisory will likely be issued on Thursday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Monitor future forecasts for more details as the expected event approaches.