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Today we're embarking on an exhilarating journey to the iconic shores of Malibu California circa 1996. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the thrilling world of the Malibu surf scene capturing the essence of a pivotal era in surfing history.

"In this documentary short about the evolution of the 'Venice Beach' Memorial skate park, I avoid a generic gentrified point of view with my duties as an experienced filmmaker and local. My aim in this 'close to my heart' subject, was to share an authentically genuine account of how things were, developed and put into motion in a very condensed positive way.

As I plan and organize legit funding for the publishing of a full length book, I leave you with this actual, factual account in the now. The written will detail many more aspects, history and views. In honor of our radical forefathers, last of tribe, legends and new generation pioneers. Keep Venice True Blue!" - Bart Saric

Starring : Geri Lewis, Jesse Martinez, Pat Ngoho, Bill Rosenthal, Christian Hosoi, Mark Jones and many, many more ..

Music by : LUICIDAL courtesy of Louichi Mayorga & Dale Hendersen © Luicidal 2014. DJ Samurasta © DJ Samurasta 2014.

Produced by Skater Made © Bart Saric 2014, 2023. All Rights Reserved.

"Stay Stoked 4L!"

Malibu pier approx. 1910 Point Dume in the distance. (From The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens)

The smallest pier, south of Santa Monica Pier at Hollister Avenue, existed from 1905 to 1949. It was built in 1905 as the White Star. In 1908 it was renamed the Bristol Pier. From 1919 to 1949 it was the Crystal Pier. The pier was demolished in 1949.

Join us for an illustrated lecture on the history of Pacific Ocean Park with authors Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore!

Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles' Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier - Lecture and Booksigning with authors Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore

Friday, May 5 · 7pm
Philosophical Research Society
3910 Los Feliz Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Pacific Ocean Park -- or as it was commonly known in Los Angeles from the '50s through the '70s, P.O.P. -- was extraordinary in both its glamorous rise and spectacular fall. As a family-oriented attraction in the '50s with modernist-styled rides designed by Hollywood's best, P.O.P.'s attendance briefly surpassed that of Disneyland.

This illustrated lecture on the history of this Southern California icon with authors Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore, whose spectacular book Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles' Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier includes hundreds of images, most of them unseen elsewhere, including original ride designs and illustrations, including Tiki-rich, space age, and nautical rides. P.O.P. was often widely seen in movies and television shows throughout the '60s. Its Cheetah auditorium hosted important early rock shows, including those by Ritchie Valens, The Doors, and Pink Floyd. P.O.P. was located at the dividing line between Santa Monica and Venice, the only spot during Prohibition-era Los Angeles where residents were allowed to dance and consort in a carnival-like atmosphere. The book also backgrounds the infamous "Dogtown" of the '70s in which surfers took advantage of big waves that rolled through P.O.P.'s rotting piers near homeless junkies.

Following the presentation, authors Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore will sign copies of their book on Pacific Ocean Park, available right now on Amazon!

Ticket Price: $15 (in-person and Zoom options available)

For more info & to buy tickets, Click Here

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

Tonan finds one of his old surf trophies and reclls some good times with Christian Fletcher, Matt Biolos, and more....

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Check out Tonan's Clothing Line: Naybor Hoodiez

Surfboard Palooza is BACK- April 1st Mar Vista, 9 am - 3 pm

Over 70 used surfboards etc etc Slo | Studio ceramics open studio sneak peek Location:
Wasatch Ave. x Windward Ave.,
Mar Vista, Los Angeles, 90066

For more info, Click Here

Discover the fascinating history of America's Venice Beach in this video. Join us as we explore the life of Abbot Kinney, learn about the snowstorm that led to its creation, and the coin flip that changed Venice Beach forever. Discover the construction of the famous beach, how the canals worked, and why they became a nightmare. Find out what remains of the canals today and join us on a journey to retrace the lost canals under Venice Beach, Los Angeles roads.

The The Vintage Surfboard Collector Clubis holding a Vintage Surf Swap this Saturday 2/18 at Boardriders Malibu. Starting at 7am, check out awesome vintage surfboards (and bring your own!)

Boardriders Malibu
18820 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca 80265
310 - 359 - 8274

Check out photos from a previous swap event: Topanga Vintage Surf Swap

Pictorial History of Venice, California, Coastal Beach community and suburb of Los Angeles. A documentary by Tom Sewell, a long term resident of Venice, Ca.

From Real Skate Stories:

"Tim Jackson put the "O" in O.G. In 1990 he was quietly innovating an entire repetoire of wall tricks, street moves and surf- inspired flatground that is untouched to this day."

From DjTyChannel:

"Surfing Venice Breakwater - North Side , Locals Only. Ty, B, Paul, Masao, Nick."

Malibu Beach Party (1940) - Jack Bunny (a spoof of Jack Benny) invites Hollywood celebrities to his Malibu house for a party.

Surfing is all about fun in the now and Andy Nieblas has a blast at a beautiful evening session at the longboard energy center of California, Malibu's iconic Surfrider Beach.

Malibu is the most iconic, relevant, and revered break in all of longboard surfing. Housed in history and home to timeless style, it’s the perfect spot to host the deciding event on tour - the Cuervo Classic Malibu Longboard Championship. With the title on the line, the top surfers descend on First Point to end the year in style and decide the 2022 Longboard World Champions

A perfect day in Malibu...again! Start off the day with a morning surf. Then, Kyle, Brian, Brandon, and I get rowdy at first point. We end the evening with full on Golden Hour at third point. Author Patrick presents the history of George Freeth who brought surfing to Venice Beach and all of Southern California. In the early 1900s, Freeth taught surfing and swimming, including coaching legendary waterman and Olympian Duke Kahanamoku. While working for visionary Abbot Kinney in Venice, and at beaches and bath houses in San Diego, Long Beach, Redondo, and Santa Monica, Freeth established modern lifeguarding practices still in use today. He transformed the beach into a destination for fun, sport, and excitement.

The book is currently avaliable on Amazon:

The legendary Allen Sarlo recently came across previously unseen Super 8 surfing footage from the 1970s (including Venice, POP, and the North Shore). Working with an editor, he cut it all together beautifully . He screened the film with a Q & A session at Venice Beach. .

"Breakline" is short documentary film about the history of African American surfers in Venice. "Breakline" was an official selection of the All American High School Film Festival 2018.

Made in 2016-2017 by the Direct This class, students ages 12-16

The legendary Allen Sarlo recently came across previously unseen Super 8 surfing footage from the 1970s (including Venice, POP, and the North Shore). Working with an editor, he cut it all together beautifully and has graciously offered to premiere the new film for the Venice Surfing Association (VSA).

The film will screen on Thursday, September 29th at The Waterfront in Venice.

This will be the first official screening of Sarlo's Super 8 Time Capsule and will feature a Q&A session with Allen and Guy Okazaki.

Venice Beach, CA early 90's