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July started off good, and we got a ton of surf photos from a bunch of days at different spots, from Venice up to County Line.

Below is the list of Surf Spots with the days we got photos for during the entire month of May. Each link will take you to the page with a few surf photos and at the bottom of those photos there will be a link to that photographer's gallery where you can find all the surf photos for that day (many times there's well over 100 photos to check out). Most of these photographers offer high-res downloads and prints for sale.

County Line

County Line - Saturday 7-4-2020 Photo Gallery


Leo Carrillo

Leo Carrillo - Friday 7-3-202 Photo Gallery


Zeros

Zeros - Wednesday 7-1-2020 Photo Gallery
Zeros - Thursday 7-2-2020 Photo Gallery
Zeros - Sunday 7-5-2020 Photo Gallery
Zeros - Monday 7-6-2020 Photo Gallery


Malibu

Malibu - Monday 7-28-2020 Photo Gallery


Topanga

Topanga -Sunday 7-5-2020 Photo Gallery


Sunset

Sunset - Wednesday 7-1-2020 - Part 1 Photo Gallery
Sunset - Wednesday 7-1-2020 - Part 2 Photo Gallery
Sunset - Saturday 7-4-2020 Photo Gallery
Sunset - Sunday 7-5-2020 Photo Gallery
Sunset - Sunday 7-26-2020 Photo Gallery


Venice Breakwater

Venice Breakwater - Wednesday 7-26-2020 Photo Gallery
Venice Breakwater - Friday 7-31-2020 Photo Gallery



Here's some of the surf photos from Friday at Venice.

This set of surf photos was shot by Scot Bice Photography.

These are just a few of the 100+ photos from this session. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots, probably multiple photos, they will be in the complete photo gallery for this day, check them out, the link to the complete gallery is down below.






You can find more photos from this session in this photo gallery:

Venice Breakwater - Friday 7-31-2020 Photo Gallery



Here's some of the surf photos from Sunday at Venice.

This set of surf photos was shot by Scot Bice Photography.

These are just a few of the 100+ photos from this session. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots, probably multiple photos, they will be in the complete photo gallery for this day, check them out, the link to the complete gallery is down below.






You can find more photos from this session in this photo gallery:

Venice Breakwater - Wednesday 7-26-2020 Photo Gallery




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.





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.





Originally posted by Ross Furukawa on the Santa Monica Daily Press

Local entrepreneur, extreme sportsman and original Dogtown local Mike Vaughan passed away suddenly on June 18th. He was 48 years old.

A third generation Santa Monican, Mike attended Grant Elementary, John Adams Middle School and Santa Monica High School. Many locals knew the Vaughan family, they owned DSJ Printers on Pico Blvd for many years.



Mike started his printing career at DSJ, then launched his own printing company, Positive Existence Printing. Mike built Positive Existence to become an industry leader, printing movie posters, point of purchase displays and many of the billboards you see throughout Los Angeles.

Mike served on the boards of the Boys and Girls Clubs council and the Santa Monica YMCA.

In 2005, Mike started Pro Sup Shop with his then-partner Nikki Von Reisen, Ross Furukawa and his father, Mike Vaughan Sr. Through insight, hard work and a long term vision, Pro Sup Shop became the largest Santa Up Paddle board business in LA County, operating at Mother’s Beach in Marina Del Rey.

Mike touched the lives of many through Pro Sup Shop. He introduced thousands of people to his love of the ocean through this accessible water sport, and was always generous with his time, resources and skills with anyone who showed interest.

He was instrumental in facilitating and building Stand Up Paddleboarding as a team building, social activity, and found it a great way to network with everyone on the water.



Mike played a huge role in starting the Santa Monica Pier Paddle and Ocean Festival, one of the largest water sports events on the West Coast.

A true waterman, Mike competed on a national level in Stand Up Paddleboard racing, eventually cracking the top 5 in his class. He would jump off his board to try to catch sharks with his bare hands. He paddled from San Pedro to Catalina, ran a marathon, then paddled back. He competed in the San Diego Bay to Bay 20 mile race in 10 ft swells during a winter storm. He never quit.

Mike was always the first to go out and the last to come in. He was always the guy who caught the biggest wave, surfed closest to the rock, and got stuffed in the deepest tube.



Most of all, he had a passion for sharing his love of sports and this infected everyone around him.

Mike Vaughan is survived by his wife Jennifer, son Cole, father Mike Vaughn Sr, mother Linda, brother Matt and sisters Diana, Christine and many nieces and nephews.

June was a good month for waves at our local spots and we got a ton of surf photos from a bunch of days at different spots, from Venice up to County Line.

Below is the list of Surf Spots with the days we got photos for during the entire month of May. Each link will take you to the page with a few surf photos and at the bottom of those photos there will be a link to that photographer's gallery where you can find all the surf photos for that day (many times there's well over 100 photos to check out). Most of these photographers offer high-res downloads and prints for sale.

County Line

County Line - Tuesday 6-9-2020 Photo Gallery


Leo Carrillo

Leo Carrillo - Thursday 6-4-2020 Photo Gallery
Leo Carrillo - Friday 6-5-2020 Photo Gallery
Leo Carrillo - Tuesday 6-9-2020 Photo Gallery
Leo Carrillo - Thursday 6-11- 2020 Photo Gallery
Leo Carrillo - Friday 6-12-2020 Photo Gallery
Leo Carrillo - Monday 6-22-2020 Photo Gallery
Leo Carrillo - Monday 6-29-2020 Photo Gallery
Leo Carrillo - Tuesday 6-30-2020 Photo Gallery


Zeros

Zeros - Wednesday 6-3-2020 Photo Gallery
Zeros - Thursday 6-4-2020 Photo Gallery
Zeros - Friday 6-5-2020 Photo Gallery
Zeros - Saturday 6-6-2020 Photo Gallery
Zeros - Monday 6-8-2020 Photo Gallery
Zero's - Tuesday 6-30-2020 Photo Gallery



Zuma

Zuma - Monday 6-8-2020 Photo Gallery


Sunset

Sunset - Wednesday 6-24-2020 Photo Gallery
Sunset - Sunday 6-28-2020 Photo Gallery
Sunset - Monday 6-29-2020 Photo Gallery
Sunset - Tuesday 6-30-2020 Photo Gallery


Venice Breakwater

Venice Breakwater - Wednesday 6-3-2020 Photo Gallery
Venice Breakwater - Sunday 6-7-2020 Photo Gallery




Join Bobby Hundreds on Venice Beach in Los Angeles as he starts his day with a ritualistic solo surf session. Amongst all the noise and distractions, his morning routine gives him pause for thought and a moment to catch his breath in preparation for the day ahead; remaining driven by what lays out of view, beyond the horizon.

Arbor Venice, is looking to hire part time and full time employees to work in the retail showroom in Venice California.

Arbor Venice Store // 310.577.1131
102 Washington Blvd. Venice, CA 90292


On June 11th, 2020, a surfer's vehicle was stolen from 18th Ave at Venice Beach. The car thief took the keys that were hidden under the fender and stole the vehicle.

It appears he may have been watching the driver the whole time, he walks right up to the car, looks back and then goes right to where the keys were hidden. As of the time of publishing this video, this thief has not been caught, LAPD has done nothing yet.

Thieves have been targeting surfers' vehicles in the Los Angeles area. Watching for them to hide the keys and go out into the water, then using the keys and either stealing items from the vehicle, or as in this case, driving off with the vehicle. So don't hide your keys at your vehicle. At the very least, use a lock box, do something to not make yourself an easy target. While, lock boxes are not 100% theft prove, they are a good deterrent. Most of the car burglaries and thefts we have heard about have involved keys that were hidden on or near the vehicle.

Below are two different lock boxes available on Amazon. Longtime surf photographer Randy Wright recommends the WordLock Key Lock Box both for it's security and for it's large capacity cylindrical container.





Video and text by David Malana

#Colorthewater

The death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many more is absolutely unacceptable, and I can't sit idle or away anymore. Protests are continuing to make real change, and I am all for it (please stay healthy y'all!) I am 100% down with it as long as it lasts, but when it dies down, I am hoping everyone involved, including myself, can find ways to take the motivation and community we find in it and move it into our daily lives, that uncomfortable place where we all need to have it to be able to shift the paradigm. Policy changing is important too, this is not to downplay any of it... but the personal life change I think is where we as individuals can really dispel the lies created to keep us divided. So, as we plan to try and incorporate that kind of change into our daily lives, here is mine.

I want there to be more equity in the water. One thing noticeable in the paddle outs that I have been going to is that most people there are white. That's great that people are showing up, but it's also a really good indicator of the demographic of surfing. Surfing is something I think could really help a lot of people... it's really helped me, and there are so many barriers that BIPOC have to break through to make it happen. So I am hoping to help remedy that by offering FREE surf lessons and surf media to any BIPOC interested in learning. I also call on all my surfers out there to do the same, and help me close this gap between people and the ocean.

This video of a brave man that I met while surfing. He was teaching himself in really tough conditions and he was able to learn as fast as anyone I had ever met. Now, he is my friend, Winston, and I am happy to introduce you all to him.

ps. It's also Prince's Birthday that I made this in commemoration of, which is why I have the song lyrics and font that I do. He would have never guessed, but maybe he always knew that it would be in Minneapolis that the revolution would start.



Malibu has opened theirs with "limited capacity".

Topanga just recently open their parking lot.

Will Rogers is open, as is the Gladestones lot at Sunset. The seldom enforced parking restrictions along PCH appear to be no longer enforced.

Santa Monica opened Lot 4, which is the lot between Bay Street Ocean Park Blvd. All the others are still closed, including the Ocean Park lots. The street parking restrictions near Bay Street and Ocean have been removed.

In Venice, the 3 beach lots are closed. The small lots on Speedway and the big lot on Venice Blvd east of Pacific Ave are open.

Regarding Venice, LA Beaches & Harbors does not want to give a time when they will open or a reason why.

Here is what they stated:
"We're currently in talks with the City of LA about the lots. There are several factors to consider, including beach crowds, lot capacity and staffing for beach maintenance, to name just a few. Circumstances vary between lots, which is why they've been opening at different times."

"Topanga is a different story than Venice, yes. Venice is more akin to Malibu, where there are very few public parking lots. When the beach lots were closed, people jammed neighborhoods and parked illegally, with some folks even running across PCH for beach access."






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




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


There's was more police activity at the Venice Pier Wednesday morning.

According to Venice 311, an LAPD helicopter spotted a person with a gun in his waistband and radioed in for officers to go get him.

After a quick chase and a somersault, he was apprehended.

It ended up being a toy gun.

Here's the play by play report from Venice 311:

On June 12, 2020, LA County released this updated set on Beach Rules ALLOWED:

- Individual or family ocean activities (such as surfing, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and body surfing)
- Individual or family active recreation & exercise (such as walking, running and using the beach bike path)
- Sunbathing, sitting and lying on sand
- Picnicking
- Chairs, canopies or coolers
- Fishing

NOT ALLOWED:

- Beach volleyball
- Group or organized sports (such as volleyball)
- Gatherings or events


HEALTH & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: - More than 6 feet physical distance from others at all times (except between members of same household)
- Face coverings, when out of the water AND around others (except for children under age 2 and those with breathing problems)
- Stay at home if you, or someone you live with, is sick

CLOSURES STILL IN EFFECT (until further notice):

- Beach Accessways – CLOSED
- Beach Volleyball Courts – CLOSED
- Fire Pits – CLOSED
- RV Park – CLOSED




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



A SUV wrecked into the Parking Booth at the Venice Pier early Thursday morning.

It happened around 3:30AM, the driver sped west down Washington, lost control, hitting the big traffic control message board and smashing it into the parking booth.

A bystander pulled out the driver from the wreck, and rendered some first aid to him . The driver, reported to be a man in his 20's or 30's, was then sent to the hospital for his injuries.

Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Darryl Jacobs said the investigators believe the driver was speeding, which is damn obvious just by looking at the damage.




The 2020 They Will Skate Again at the Venice Skate Park has been fully cancelled, we were hoping the dates would be pushed back a couple months, but Life Rolls On this announcement this morning:

"Los Angeles County/Venice Beach Skate Park has decided to not give permits out for events at the skate park for the duration of 2020. Though we are certainly disappointed about this decision, the health and well being of our entire LROhana is of the utmost importance to us…it’s really all that matters. So we will look forward to seeing all the stoke, all the friendships, and all the laughter in 2021."



"Stay safe and love life. Because life loves you."



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



Here's just some of the surf photos from Sunday morning during the unity paddle out at the Venice Breakwater. This set of photos was shot by Six12 Media.

These are just a few of the photos from this session. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots, probably multiple photos, they will be in the complete photo gallery for this day, check them out, the link to the complete gallery is down below.















You can find over 50 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

Venice Breakwater - Sunday 6-7-2020 Photo Gallery



If you were out there, we probably got some cool surfing shots of you, go check them out!

Wanna see photos from previous days at this and other local surf spots?
Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.