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Showing posts with label Throwbacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Throwbacks. Show all posts

Mike, aka German in Venice, vlogs about daily life in Venice Beach, and the nearby communities.

"I found a really nice rollerskating video on my hard drive that I recorded last year before the pandemic. It was the first annual rollerskating party in Venice Beach. Lots of people showed up on the rollerskates, it was a great dance party."

If you would like to support German in Venice with some gas money or you want to buy him a coffee, you are welcome to donate to his paypal account:

With this Saturday being the 27th Annual Venice Surf-A-thon, let's throwback to 2014 with the video from the 21st Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon.

Also, there's a lot of photos from other past Venice Surf-A-Thons, see the links below.


2019 Venice Surf-A-Thon

2018 Venice Surf-A-Thon

2017 Venice Surf-A-Thon

2016 Venice Surf-A-Thon

2015 Venice Surf-A-Thon

2014 Venice Surf-A-Thon

2013 Venice Surf-A-Thon

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..

LA Graffiti Pioneer RISK talks to Pep Williams - Fine Art Photographer - 3rd Generation DogTown Skater - World Traveler. Risk and Pep talk about art, photography, Venice Beach and Graffiti.

Pep Williams is a self-taught African-American fine art and street photographer, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist and former professional skateboarder who grew up in South Central Los Angeles, California. He has traveled globally creating material for his photography exhibitions, which often feature real life portraits of heavily tattooed individuals. He is one of the only photographers we has ever been granted access into the California State Prison System where he created a series of inmate portraits titled - Out Of Bounds.

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."

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!

@clistboards is holding a board swap on Saturday, August 8th, at Blueys Cafe & Market in Santa Monica. Starting at 8am - come with old boards & new for a chance to swap, buy and sell.

Blueys Market & Cafe
1814 Berkley St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

A new video uploaded of Laird Hamilton from the Hurricane Marie swell.

Athletes, coaches, and long time friends Ryan Schafer and Tully Chapman discuss a broad range of health and fitness related topics on their Bourbon And Balance Podcast

This week they interview Solo Scott from Venice Beach, California. Solo tells us his story about growing up in California, skateboarding and surfing, and eventually touring the world as a professional surfer. Listen to the podcast in the player below:

SurfAid has just uploaded a video from their 2018 SurfAid Cup event in Malibu. Perfect timing, due to the Coronavirus closures, we haven't had any recent events to feature.

On September 8, the SurfAid Cup Malibu 2018 saw super-fun waves roll down first point, and competitors took full advantage. Over $74,000 was raised for SurfAid's Mother and Child Health Programs, which make a huge difference to the lives of people in communities connected to us through surfing. SurfAid

Groovy California and Hawaii 70's surfing at Malibu, Pipeline, Honolua Bay, Haleiwa, Oxnard, Moss Landing featuring surfers Jeff Hakman, Rolf Aurness, J. Riddle, Brad Mc Call, Angie Reno, Andy Davis, David Nuuhiwa, Greg Elterman, and more of the "Cosmic Children".

Check out this slideshow of photos of Venice Beach during the 1930's.

Travel along the California coast to surf Big Malibu as Dewey Weber, Miki Dora, Lance Carson and the local boyz strut their stuff on the wave they all claimed, that stretch of sand along Pacific Coast highway called Surfrider Beach. Hear a new original score that will take you back to a time when the beaches were pure and the waves were always breaking- surf music that makes you long for the Rendezvous’ Ballroom, laying down the line for the “Surfer’s Stomp!”

Graffiti Legend "RISK" talks to Jayme "Vision" Burtis, Jim "Red Dog" Muir, Josh "Bagel" Klassman, Nick "Tame" Bradley and DJ Dash talk about the early days of Venice Beach graffiti, skate and surf culture. From the roots of WCA to Dogtown Skateboards it's all here. Risk's @riskrock weekly Instagram Live "Happy Hour" feed.

Skateboarding, surfing, and dirt biking in Santa Monica, CA, captured by a pre-teen David Markey on 8mm film in 1976/ '77.

The dawning of the Dogtown era; Road Rider 4's, Bennett Trucks, Logan Earth Ski's, 2 colored Vans. Shot at Bay Street, Kenter Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Harvard Street, and the former vacant lots of Santa Monica. Skaters include Paul Hoffman and Paul Cullen.

Throwing it back to 2004 with this video of this women's nigh time surf contest at Malibu.

{{{Malibu}}}, Calif. – (October 16, 2004) – With 180,000 watts of light focused on the action, the Red Bull 5X made history as Malibu’s first-ever night surfing event was held in reeling, shoulder-high waves at the famous First Point. Five of the sport’s most talented female longboarders, includingDaize Shayne, Mary Osborne, Kassia Meador, Kim Hamrock and SchuylerMcFerran, battled it out in a {{{90}}}-minute expression session.

Instead of the normal surf competition in which each surfer’s performance is critiqued by judges on the beach, the RB5X allows the surfers to push the limits of performance without the constraints of typical contest formats. A full film crew recorded all the action in the water and the surfers themselves will determine the winner during a playback session.

“It was so rad with no judges. You’re your own judge and you’re everybody else’s judge,” says pro surfer Kassia Meador of Oceanside, Calif. “The RB5Xis a cool way to push each other and push our surfing to the next level.It’s more about earning the respect of your peers and seeing who threw down, who’s doing the craziest stuff and who was surfing the best.”

Despite the impossibly long nose rides and graceful footwork on display, it was the unique night surfing format that caught the attention of the surfers. “It was so beautiful on the water,” says veteran pro Kim Hamrock of Huntington Beach, Calif. “Actually it was kind of hard to surf at times because I was just mesmerized watching the bottom and the fish.”
Need something to watch during the lockdown, check out this pro surfing championship contest from 1987 that was held at Surfrider Beach.

WINNER: Dino Andino (19 years old)
With: Mike Lambresi, Jim Hogan, Scott Daley, Craig Comen, Joey Buran, Bud Llamas, Chuy Reyna, Jeff Baldwin, Chris Burke, Colby Outlaw, Jeff Booth
WOMEN: Kim Mearig (winner), Jorja Smith, Tricia Gill, & Liz Benavidez
LONGBOARD: J Riddle (winner) Israel Paskowitz, Jonathon Paskowitz & Jeff Higgenbotham
BODYBOARD: Ben Seveson (winner), Mike Stewart, Kevin Cev & Keith Sasaki

Just a bunch of waves and surfing at Malibu and Playa Del Rey back in the mid to late 1970's

The Tony Alva Story will be featured at the Other Venice Film Festival on Oct. 5th.

The OVFF is a nonprofit community event dedicated to screening full- length features, short and animated films that embody the spirit, energy and diversity of Venice, California. Filmmakers descended on Venice for two days of film screenings, premieres, sell out crowds, spirited Q&A sessions, panel discussions, local art on display and parties with live music.

The Tony Alva Story
61-years-old Alva, the oldest professional, skateboarder in the world, is considered by many to be the godfather of modern day skateboarding. Alva’s brand of aggression and bravado in the 70’s set the stage for the way skateboarding would be forever defined.

Vans’ The Tony Alva Story chronicles T.A.’s humble beginnings on the streets of Santa Monica to his rise to superstardom as part of the legendary Z-Boys, his inevitable drug-induced implosion and his ultimate rise from the ashes to accept his rightful place as a beacon of hope and inspiration for generations of skateboarders the world over.

Also they will be showing:

Surfing With Sugar
His path to healing came in an unlikely form meeting and rescuing a street dog and future surfing partner Sugar. The two have since become local legends inspiring visitors and locals with their abilities in the waves and their special relationship.His path to healing came in an unlikely form meeting and rescuing a street dog and future surfing partner Sugar. The two have since become local legends inspiring visitors and locals with their abilities in the waves and their special relationship.

Tickets are $15 and available HERE.

Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90291