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Beach Water Use Advisory: Advisory for all Los Angeles County beaches extended until Thursday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents who are planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers. Bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around these outlets after a rainfall. Individuals who enter the water in these areas could become ill.

Discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers only comprise a small portion of the beach; therefore, anybody who wants to go to other areas at the beach can still enjoy their beach outing.

Areas of the beach apart from discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers are exempted from this advisory. This advisory will be in effect until at least Monday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m. This advisory may be extended depending on further rainfall.

Recorded information on beach conditions is available 24 hours a day on the County's beach closure hotline: 1-800- 525-5662. Information is also available online at:

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

The Mighty Under Dogs and the Malibu Foundation have established the COVID-19 Response Form to ensure essential services for community members who find themselves at the intersection of being most vulnerable to the virus and most impacted by inequity. As of current, we are supporting errand running for food and medicine.

The foundation's promise is to be a catalyst and to fight inequity by creating systems where all people can thrive. At this critical time, investing in continuing access to food, hygiene, shelter, and other services for the most vulnerable is important to keeping the entire community healthy. As of current, we are supporting errand running for food and medicine.

We are offering our help to those who are most vulnerable: the elderly, immunocompromised, quarantined, immobile or otherwise unable to leave their homes.

The Mighty Under Dogs will be sending volunteers door-to-door to deliver groceries, water, medications, pet food, etc. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please fill out the form below:

OR Text COVID to 833-407-0117

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

Due to the recent developments surrounding COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, the Mighty Under Dogs have made the hard decission to cancel the annual March MUDness Surf Therapy Event with Senator Henry Stern and friends.

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

Due to rain The Waterfront Venice has postponed the launch of party of Rinsed Magazine.

Hi There,
Writing to let you know that we need to postpone this Saturday’s Wet Gala until further notice. It’s supposed to rain on Saturday and since The Waterfront is partially open air, we felt like the Wet Gala might get a little to wet - made the joke so you don’t have to. We do not have a new date yet, but will reach out when it is set. We appreciate your patience and understanding and are eager to see you at Wet Gala in the near future!

From Surfrider LA:

"In light of recent developments surrounding COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, we have decided to cancel all remaining events this month out of concern for the well being of our community. It is critical that we all do everything we can to help stop the spread of coronavirus. We will be sending periodic updates through our social network and newsletters and look forward to getting through these trying times safely and efficiently. In the meantime, please take all necessary precautions to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, and most importantly, don't panic and remember to be kind and patient with one another. Take care out there, friends!"

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

Springtime in California typically brings out the diversity of the region’s weather and surf. This week lives up to that, with a blend of south swell and northwest swell. The combo makes for peaky shape at beachbreaks -- but local winds will play a major factor in wave quality.

Southerly windswell and modest WNW swell Wed, long-period S swell Wed-Fri

Long period S swell (195-175) is on the rise all day, peaking overnight into Thursday. The Southerly windswell that picked up today will peak tonight then drops quickly through the morning as modest WNW swell lingers, the added swell energy likely enough to keep the beachbreaks in play. The most size in the morning will be reserved for long period S swell focal points (southernmost Ventura through western North LA, OC, and northernmost SD) and spots that pull in the combo of swells, where surf is in the waist-shoulder high range for the most part, lully sets to head high at select OC spots. Long-period magnets (of mainly OC) are overhead by the afternoon/evening. Light/variable flow in the morning trends light onshore from the S/SW through the early afternoon.

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

Saturday, March 14, 2020
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Get out your (wet)suits, it’s time for the most anticipated (?) surf event of the season.

You are cordially invited to the official launch party of Rinsed Magazine . Walk the red carpet and brush elbows with surf’s finest.

The event will feature photo ops with Rinsed Magazine’s most notable memes, passed hors d’oeuvres, and DJ sets from special guests.

The Waterfront Venice
205 Ocean Front Walk,
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 309-5331

The average water temps as of March 2nd.

Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means. It's the annual March MUDness surf therapy event, March 22, 2020 at Surfrider Beach, Malibu with guest Senator Henry Stern and friends.

Help the Mighty Under Dogs fund the annual March MUDness Surf Therapy Event with Senator Henry Stern and friends. Join and volunteer, donate or just come and support.

Mighty Under Dogs provides surf therapy for children of all backgrounds and abilities. Nothing is better than to watch these kids light up when we get to take them surfing with us. Being a part of the magical transformation these children experience is something we cherish deeply and watching their confidence build wave after wave is priceless. Help us share the stoke and bring smiles to these brave and beautiful faces. We hope we can count on your support. And join us March 22, 2020 at Surfrider Beach, Malibu for a day of surf therapy you will never forget!

Please consider donating. All donations will go towards March MUDness event day expenses (including breakfast/lunch, awards, permits, lifeguards etc.) Any surplus will go towards future 2020 surf therapy events. We thank you!

CLICK HERE to donate.


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

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

Join us for a global day of snowboarding to celebrate the legacy of Burton Snowboards founder Jake Burton Carpenter.

In honor of Jake, Bear Mt and 12 other resorts are offering free lift passes for March 13, 2020. REGISTER HERE with the resort of your choice, or just get out and ride. Ride to remember, and ride because snowboarding is what brings us together.

Jake’s vision was to bring snowboarding to all. His dream, his perseverance and his generosity were his gift to the world. As an industry, and as a community we come together for this day to remember, reflect and ride. Together we open our doors and open our hearts to carry Jake’s spirit forward; to share our love of the mountains and the joy of a perfect turn. Because snowboarding makes us happy. Snowboarding makes us hopeful. Snowboarding makes us free.

Jake Burton in the late 1970s.

O'Neill is running the 2nd Annual Wave Of The Winter Regional Edition Contest. It's a regional video submission contest, and the Southern West Coast is one of the five regions. If you want to enter, here's the press release:

O’Neill Wave of the Winter: Regional Edition

The Wave of the Winter will be undoubtedly ridden on Oahu’s North Shore this season. Mostly because Pipe, Backdoor and Off-the-Wall are the heaviest waves on earth and the people pulling into those barrels are the best surfers on the planet.

But here’s the thing: 99% of the surfing universe doesn’t have access to that hallowed stretch of reef. 99% of the surfing universe does 99% of its surfing at home. And “home” in the United States at least, includes all kinds of different surf, all winter long. From frigid teepees in New Jersey to tapered pointbreaks in Santa Barbara; from shallow reefs in Puerto Rico to unrelenting XXL a-frames in San Francisco — and everything and everywhere in between.

And every surf community in the world huddles on sand dunes or in parking lots and talks in hushed tones about the Wave of the Day or the Wave of the Season. It means everything to the locals you see every day. (If only because it means you’ve moved a little higher in the pecking order and thus get more waves.)

Welcome to the Wave of the Winter for the people, created to celebrate unsung local heroes who charge at beaches around the country, all winter long. Surfline’s Regional O’Neill Wave of the Winter contests will be judged via online user voting after the four-month holding period. (December 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.)

And because this will be judged by you, here’s the criteria our official North Shore judges use to use as a framework:
– Wave Size (25%) –
– Degree of Difficulty of Maneuvers (25%) –
– Style (25%) – and
– Overall “Heaviness” Factor (25%) –

There are five regions:
East Coast North: Maine to Delaware
East Coast South: Virginia to Florida
West Coast North: Point Conception to Oregon border
West Coast South: Point Conception to Mexico border
Puerto Rico/Caribbean Islands

Winners receive:
$1,000, a bunch of O’Neill gear and internet fame. (And hopefully more waves.)

How to upload:
YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram videos are all accepted.
Go to THIS PAGE to upload your ride.
*Keep in mind there’s no limit to uploads, but you’re trying to win this thing.
Head dips won’t count.

Live Salted Spirit Podcast with Seea Swimwear founder Amanda Chinchelli-Greer.

To celebrate the launch of our Surf/Swim Changing Cape, Traveler Surf Club & Coastal Outpost and Seea Swimwear are hosting a live podcast and and conversation with Seea founder and designer Amanda Chinchelli-Greer.

Stacie Vanags of the Salted Spirit Podcast will interview Amanda about her experiences as a designer, surfer and entrepreneur.

Enjoy a chance to check out the new Seea collection with a pop-up sale after the interview.

Receive a complimentary Traveler Surf Club Day Pass with purchase of any changing cape.

Tea & light refreshments provided.

Sat, March 14, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT

Traveler Surf Club & Coastal Outpost
22941 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA 90265
For more information: 424.425.8033


Two surfers. One skateboarder.

One 1994 stretch limo.

120 cans of PBR.

One long road down the east coast of the US.

9 days of fucken good times.

"Last year we bought a ’94 stretch limo and headed down the East Coat of the USA making the film ‘This Way’. As soon as the trip was done we all wanted to do it again…so we did. This time we fired up the ol' girl and headed west. With Nora Vasconcellos, Laura Enever, Jaleesa Vincent and special guests Shanae Collins and Malibu's Frankie Harrer. We drove across dusty roads from Texas to California. Skateboarding and Surfing our way through small towns, snow capped mountains and desert plains."

March 5th 2020
All Ages
Doors open at 7pm

2027 E 7th St
Downtown Los Angeles 90021


Are you a lover of classic longboarding? Are you mesmerized watching surfers effortlessly doing dropknees and bottom turns? Do you yearn to cross-step and perch on the nose, just like them, but not sure how to do it? Or are you a beginner who wants a chance to ask all the questions you have about how to improve, catch more waves and longer rides?

Carla Zamora grew up at First Point Malibu, one of the best longboarding waves in the world. Under the guidance of her father as well as a long list of logging legends, Carla learned the proper nuances exclusive to traditional longboarding.

Join Carla for a series of one-hour workshops at Traveler Surf Club in Malibu, geared specifically for the longboarder looking to improve their game. The workshops will progress from basic beginner level through to more advanced techniques and topics.

Come for the sessions that are of most interest to you, or sign on for the full set so that you can build on new knowledge each time.

$30 with advance purchase, $35 at door

22941 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA 90265

For more information: 424.425.8033

Session 4 | Saturday March 7th "Party Wave" | 9-10 AM
Finally, we will do a cumulative review of what we've learned and go into detail on any topics that were not covered in-depth. Topic covered include:
Combining skills
Taking your skills to the next level
Advanced Equipment
Squaretail vs
Fin Placement
The Proper Noserider


Team USA surfers Caroline Marks and Kolohe Andino and two-time US Open champion and junior national coach Brett Simpson met with Lakers fans, signed autographs and were introduced center court today, in a special Toyota presentation recognizing surfing’s Olympic debut.

These Californians plus Hawaiians Carissa Moore and John John Florence are headed to Tokyo for surfing’s first Olympics in just five months. To celebrate surfing's first Olympic Games, each team member received a custom Lakers jersey from the Lakers and Toyota.

Team USA’s Golden State surfers and coach were stoked to watch the legendary Lakers players, three of whom have won gold medals at the Olympics – LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Dwight Howard.

USA Surfing’s junior national coach and two-time U.S. Open champion Brett Simpson is an avid Lakers fan. “What a special opportunity! I’m so stoked to stand with America’s best surfers and be introduced during the famed Lakers organization’s home game,” Simpson said. “We get to watch one of the best ever - Lebron James, who has earned two gold medals!”

“The United States fielded an absolute dream team of surfers. I am so proud of these word class athletes and excited about what they will bring to surfing’s first Olympics,” said USA Surfing CEO Greg Cruse. “It will be fun for the team to interact with the Lakers’ hometown crowd in a city that will host the 2028 Olympics, where surfing is expected to be a major highlight of the Games.”

USA Surfing is grateful to partner with Toyota to raise the sport’s visibility and help the athletes prepare for success. “We’re excited to present Team USA’s first Olympic surf team,” said Dedra DeLilli, group manager, Olympic and Paralympic marketing, Toyota Motor North America. “In just a few short months, this exceptionally talented group of athletes will make history as surfing debuts at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and we’re honored to partner with USA Surfing as we support them on their journey to the Games.”

Team USA surfers are gold medal contenders with formidable talent. Moore is the current world No. 1 and has four world titles to her name. Florence is a two-time world champion. Marks is ranked No. 2 in the world at just 18 years old. Andino is ranked No. 5 in the world and has an acrobatic style made for Japan’s waves.

“I’m super honored to represent my country and share it with my family and friends,” Marks said. “I’m excited for surfing’s fan base to expand and bring more attention to the WSL and to the sport.”

“I am so happy and could not be more excited to compete in Tokyo,” Andino said. "I love my country and I always love watching the Olympics, so it will be really rad to march in the Opening Ceremony and to be a part of everything.”

Cruse said an Olympic gold medal will represent a pinnacle of achievement for surf athletes with more national and worldwide attention than surfing has ever known.

“Carissa, Caroline, Kolohe and John will be the pioneers in surfing’s Olympic movement. I’m looking forward to having them experience all the exposure, resources, history and inspiration of the world’s biggest sporting stage,” Cruse said.

USA Surfing became the national governing body for surfing in the Olympics in 2017 and is creating a high-performance path to the Olympic stage and cultivating the next generations of talent.

Tonight at the The Waterfont Venice, there will be a screening of the new feature length film from California's youngest World Tour star, Griffin Colapinto.

Filmed and edited masterfully by Jacob Van Derwork, "Why Not" was filmed over 2019, and stars Griffin's tourmate and longtime bestie, Seth Moniz, as well as Ethan Ewing.

the The Waterfont Venice

205 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291