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Ready for some more swell hype:



Tropical Storm Elida, off the coast of Southwest Mexico, has been upgraded to a hurricane on Monday as it skirts into the Southern California swell window, bringing potential to see a small pulse of SSE swell move in through the middle to back half of the upcoming week, mixing with lingering Southern Hemi swell.



According to Surfline, "S/SSW swell peaks Tuesday; small NW windswell lingerss."



Monday, August 10th: New S/SSW swell builds. 3-5’+ surf — largest in PM, small NW windswell mixes in. Light wind in the AM.
SSW trending S swell (195-180) is gradually building all day — expect early morning to be a slow and inconsistent with waist-chest high surf at good spots. Surf becomes a bit more consistent in the afternoon while those standout summer focal points pull in head high to slightly overhead sets by sundown. Calm to light onshore winds early — generally clean conditions early (some spots may see a touch of surface lump/bump). Winds are trending light+ onshore through the morning from the W. Light+ to locally moderate onshore winds pick up for the afternoon adding bump/texture at most spots.

Tuesday-Wednesday, August 11th-12th: S/SSW swell peaks for 3-5’+ surf. Minor NW windswell mixes in. Light wind in the AM.
Our SSW trending S swell (195-180) strongest days, look for fun-zone surf (3-4’+ faces) at the better breaks across western North LA. Standouts see head high sets at times and a couple of spots may go larger.



The Coronavirus Lockdown claims another local event.

"It is with great sadness, we announce that the Malibu Chili Cook-Off hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu will not be taking place this year."

The organizers of Malibu Chili Cook-Off recently made the announcement about the annual Labor Day Weekend Event.

"This was a very difficult decision that we hoped would come to a different outcome. 2020 has been a tumultuous year, no doubt, and with the recent spikes in cases and the near future being unpredictable, we feel this is the best decision in interest of our community’s health and safety. We have weighed all possible options, and we cannot hold an event that may further jeopardize the well-being of our community."



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


According to Surfline, "Modest scale SW swell gradually picks up over the weekend, as little NW windswell lingers."



Sunday, August 9th: Small SW swell peaks, little NW windswell hangs on and some new S swell starts to show, for 2-3 surf, some better sets at top spots. AM winds are light. .
Modest scale SW swell tops out, as smaller NW windswell persists, and a fresh, long-period begins to join in, with knee-waist high waves at breaks with a good SW view. SW challenged areas get the smallest surf, mainly in the 1-2′ zone. Morning winds are mainly light/variable to light onshore (possibility for some light surface bump), then light+ to locally moderate onshore flow develops for the afternoon.

Monday, August 10th: New S/SSW swell builds for 3-5’+ surf in PM, leftover NW windswell mixes in. Light wind in the AM..
SSW trending S swell (195-180) is trending up all day with waist-shoulder high+ surf building through the morning — longer-period focal points should see some larger sets through the morning hours, inconsistent overall, but likely up to head high or so. Chest-head high sets show more frequently through the afternoon. Calm to light onshore winds early — generally clean conditions early but some spots may see a touch of surface bump. Winds are trending light+ onshore through the morning from the W. Light+ to locally moderate onshore winds pick up for the afternoon adding bump/texture at most spots.



@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



The City Of Santa Monica made it known via their social media accounts that $100 tickets will be given to anyone not wearing a face mask. According to their statement, they are targeting certain areas first:

"Beginning this week, we’ll be doing targeted enforcement for face coverings in business districts and parks in Santa Monica. Save $100 and save your health by masking up."

But according to the City Of Santa Monica's Face Covering Requirement Page, face masks do not have to be worn 100% of the time, like when surfing or swimming. And if you're outside and not within 6' of other people, a face mask is not required, but a face mask "must be visible and ready to be immediately" when in certain public areas.

See the Face Covering Requirement Page for the complete requirements of when the must be worn and when they don't.



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


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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On Saturday, Lost Hills Sheriff reported that both eastbound lanes and #1 westbound lane of PCH closed at the Malibu Pier due to a motorcycle crashing into a vehicle. Reports say the crash was caused by the vehilce making an illegal u-turn from the shoulder.



A Paddle Out for Mike Vaughan, who passed away last month, will be held this 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


According to Lost Hills Sheriff, on Friday "deputies contacted a male adult on the beach, showing signs of being under the influence. The man was arrested for felony possession of concealed knife, possession of suspected methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia."

"Deputies are out daily to ensure the safety of all beach goers," they posted on their Facebook Page.


Posted by Augustus F. Hawkins HS :

THIS SATURDAY
HISTORIC "BAY STREET BEACH"
SANTA MONICA
MELINATED SURF CIRCLE

SWIM. HAVE FUN. CONNECT. DIALOGUE


We are gathering community for a day of purpose. Back in the day this was a segregated stretch of beach were black people could enjoy aquatic culture with the least racial harassment and physical confrontation. In community, The Inkwell was renamed THE BAY STREET BEACH because "Inkwell" was a derrogatory term racist whites used to denigrate areas where black people gathered.

This Saturday...this Saturday we are pay homage and reconnect with those before us who paved the way to create our soulful history of aquatic culture. We are also celebrating those who today continue that legacy. The ocean is freedom and that freedom is for all of us.

So showing up in unity is the best form of resistance...it is a revolutionary act.

Showing up in numbers and being seen by each other is healing and affirming and joyful. We welcome you to join us at The Bay Street Beach. Paid parking is available at this spot. Light refreshments and hydration will be available. Bring everything that brings you comfort for the day...umbrellas, sun hats, sunscreen, your favorite eats. We will be there until sunset. That will be a beautiful hour to close a beautiful day!

Feel free to bring folk and repost!
Blessings

DM hosts via Instagram for more info if needed:
@hawins_green
@ambiguous_digs
@chewroh


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:








According to Surfline, "South-southwest swell and northwest windswell combo maintains small, but rideable surf, for many spots along the West Coast. Light wind and generally clean conditions are expected for the morning hours. ."



Saturday, July 25th: 1-2′ surf at summer/combo breaks, occ. AM wind is light.
Small scale mix of SSW swell and NW windswell for waves at or under knee high at average breaks. Light/variable wind early, before trending from the S/SW through the later morning, then becoming light+ to locally more (4-8kts) out of the W for the afternoon in most areas.

Sunday, July 26th: 1-2′ waves off small SSW/SSE swell mix and a little NW swell, top summer/combo breaks, occ. 3′ sets. Light winds for the morning.
A small blend of SSW and SSE Southern Hemi swells moves in as a little NW windswell lingers. Most spots see weak surf down in the 1-2′ zone, while best summertime exposures/combo breaks hit waist high on sets. Light winds for most of the morning, shift to light+/locally moderate onshores over the afternoon.




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:












The dead body that was discovered at Venice Breakwater on Tuesday morning has been identified.

Authorities got the call just before 6:00AM.

The naked body was a 48 year old homeless woman named Miriam Montufar.

A pair of shoes, some clothing, and other items were found in a pile near the body.

Sheriff's deputies are still investigating the death.





The one-year-old skating facility has been vandalized for the second time this month, in the same way as before.

A black substance that feels and smells like motor oil was strategically poured all over the ramps and quarter-pipes, such that it hinders a smooth ride up or down.

This time, some sand was also added to the oil, and dumped elsewhere in the skating area. There is a sandbox adjacent to the skatepark.

This latest incident seems to have happened sometimes around the weekend of July 18-19. Some of the oil is still damp.

The park was struck in a similar fashion last July 4 weekend - though with less oil and no sand.



Info and photos from Eastsider Reader


A dead body was discovered at Venice Breakwater on Tuesday morning.

Authorities got the call just before 6:00AM.

Reports state that the naked body was female, believed to be approximately 30 to 35 years old.

A pair of shoes, some clothing, and other items were found in a pile near the body.

Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death and believe it could be a suicide.





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
According to Surfline, "Just minor pulses of southerly swell for California through the upcoming weekend."



Saturday, July 18th: 1-2’+ waves for summer/combo breaks, occ. 3′ set at standouts. Light AM wind.
Small SSW swell holds and NW windswell lingers, small new S swell creeping in late. Average breaks are knee-thigh high through the better tides. Surf remains best suited for big boards or small humans but should have a little more push than Friday. Light/variable wind starts out the day with mostly clean conditions. Wind trends onshore from the W through the morning, becoming moderate+ (8-12kts+) out of the W for most areas in the afternoon.

Sunday, July 19th: 1-2’+ waves for summer/combo breaks, occ. 3′ set at standouts. Light AM wind. Small SSW swell lingers, a new S swell creeps up, and NW windswell rebounds through the PM. Average breaks are knee-thigh+ high through the better tides. Light/variable wind starts out the day with mostly clean conditions. Wind trends onshore from the W through the morning, becoming moderate+ to breezy (10-14kts+) out of the W for most areas in the afternoon.



Looks like the rumors and fears of another lockdown may be true, the City OF Malibu just announced these closures:

"Due to current COVID-19 conditions, and to protect the health and safety of visitors and City staff, Malibu Bluffs Park and the Temporary Skate Park will temporarily close effective immediately."

"We hope to reopen the Skate Park as soon as possible, and apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to our local skaters."

"Due to the closure, we have suspended reservations through our online booking system, and all current reservations in the system have been canceled."


City Manager Reva Feldman told KBUU News that Sheriff's deputies have been called to Bluffs Park "multiple times every day to try and enforce the rules. Skaters are not following the limit of people allowed in the skate park (12 max) and are not leaving when asked by city staff."

"Parents are refusing to wear masks and continue to congregate."



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