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The The Cove Skatepark at Memorial Park in Santa Monica has reopened with the following modifications:

Capacity is limited, a time limit and waitlist will be active.
Only Patrons that are Skating will be allowed into the Skatepark.
All patrons must wear face coverings in addition to helmets and pads.
No equipment rentals will be allowed.
Lost and found items will be discarded.
Skatepark hours will be for general skate and rollerblade use.
Membership is required as well as either a day pass or a valid quarterly pass.
For patrons under 18, a parent must be present to sign-in on the first visit

COVID-19 Re-opening Hours:
Sunday - Closed
Monday – 2pm-7pm
Tuesday – 2pm-7pm
Wednesday – 2pm-7pm
Thursday – 2pm-7pm
Friday – 2pm-7pm
Saturday – 12pm-5pm

No more BMX Sessions.

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




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



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




Santa Monica Police will look the other way when people steal from stores, but don't wear a face mask, get a ticket.

Interim City Manager and Director of Emergency Services Lane Dilg has issued a Twentieth Supplement to Santa Monica’s local emergency declaration strengthening and clarifying requirements for wearing face coverings and setting penalties for those who do not wear them when required.

Under the Twentieth Supplement, businesses can refuse service to any person who does not wear a face covering or fails to comply with social distancing. Businesses must also take all reasonable steps to ensure those in line or entering their business wear face coverings and comply with physical distancing requirements. The supplement authorizes administrative citations for failing to wear face coverings, for individuals, as $100 for a first violation, $250 for a second violation, and $500 for a third violation. For businesses, the administrative citations are $500 for a first violation, $750 for a second violation, and $1,000 for a third violation.

There is a long list of requirements and exemptions to this, if you are outside alone, with members of your household, or able to stay 6' away from others, you don't have to wear a face mask. And if you are surfing or swimming, you are not required to wear one. And of course, if you are eating. We copypastaed the requirements/exemptions from the city below:

The supplement clarifies that the face covering requirement applies:
- When individuals are or can be in contact with or walking near or past others who are non-household members in both public and private spaces, including, but not limited to, walking through common areas such as hallways, stairways, elevators, and parking facilities, meaning that a face covering must be visible and ready to be immediately put on whenever a moving person approaches within 30 feet of a non-household member;
- When patronizing a business, including while standing in line to enter any business;
- When obtaining services from healthcare operations, unless otherwise directed by the healthcare provider;
- When obtaining services from and while inside or at any location or facility engaging in essential government functions;
- When waiting for or riding on public transportation or paratransit or while in a taxi, private car service, or ride-sharing vehicle;
- When driving or operating any public transportation or paratransit vehicle, taxi, or private car service or ride-sharing vehicle when passengers are present;
- When participating in an in-person protest; and
- When engaged in work, either at a business or off-site (other than at one’s own residence) and (i) interacting in-person with any member of the public; (ii) working in any space visited by members of the public, regardless of whether anyone from the public is present at the time; (iii) working in any space where food is prepared or packaged for sale or distribution to others; (iv) working in or walking through common areas, such as hallways, stairways, elevators, and parking facilities; or (v) in any room or enclosed area where people who are non-household members are present and unable to maintain a minimum six-foot separation from one another.

Exemptions from the face covering requirement apply to the following:
- Persons younger than two years old;
- Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering;
- Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication;
- Persons for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines;
- Persons who are obtaining a service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service;
- Persons who are (i) outdoors alone or with household members; (ii) stationary; and (iii) maintaining at least six feet between the edge of the area they are in and the edge of the next closest person’s area;
- Persons who are actively engaged in a water-based activity, including, but not limited to, swimming and surfing.
- Persons compliant with the County Department of Health’s Protocol for Restaurants Opening for On-Site Dining under which customers who are seated at a restaurant or other establishment that offers food or beverage service are not required to wear face coverings while they are eating or drinking;
- Persons wearing personal protective equipment (“PPE”), such as medical-grade N95 respirator or a similar mask that is more protective than a face covering;
- Persons compliant with any other reopening protocol issued by the County Department of Health authorizing persons to remove their face coverings.

Santa Monica’s order is in effect until July 31, 2020.



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




Orange County caved in and announced they are closing their beaches this weekend, but unlike LA and Ventura, OC Beaches are closed on only Saturday and Sunday. They are staying open on Friday.





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





Ventura County has decided to join LA County and shut it's beaches for the 4th Of July Weekend.

Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin says the problem is people are getting together with others outside of their immediate households.

Because of the concern about gatherings, Ventura County is closing its beaches over the 4th of July weekend. They’ll be closed from 5 a.m. July 3 through 5 a.m. July 6. Parking areas and restrooms will also be shut down.

Dr. Levin says people really need to think carefully about what they can do to keep themselves and other safe. He notes most people don’t realize that the state’s stay at home order was never lifted by the governor. It’s still in effect.



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On Wednesday, the nearby city of Newport Beach disclosed that two of their seasonal lifeguards tested positive for the coronavirus. An additional 20 lifeguards are currently under isolation to determine if they develop symptoms. According to a statement from city lifeguards, one more has developed symptoms and has not yet been tested.

The seasonal lifeguards staff lives works and plays together in a lot of cases, according to the city lifeguards. Staffing is not a problem as of Wednesday, but out of caution to employees.

Contact tracing for the lifeguards who tested positive is underway, according to the city manager's office.

"The extraordinary situation of the COVID situation, and the possibility of lifeguards having to possibly rescue victims infected with the virus," Newport Beach Mayor Will O'Neill said.

Even with these lifeguards being out, there is an enhanced level of staffing in Newport Beach, Newport Beach lifeguards say. The suggestions on whether or not to close the beaches are not a matter of staffing.

During the meeting, it was disclosed that 76 lifeguards were scheduled for staffing on Friday, 79, for Saturday and more for Sunday.

Those exposed to coronavirus were referred for follow-up care, which may include testing and quarantine, the city reported.

Newport Beach's City Manager has the discretion to close beaches the remainder of the weekend, based on prevailing conditions, according to O'Neill.

"We are serious about this, and everyone needs to get the message," Mayor O'Neill said.



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LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has made a couple statements showing he is upset about the beach closures scheduled for this 4th Of July weekend, and that the sheriff department will only be enforcing the parking and vehicle codes.

"We were not consulted on the beach closure, and will only assist our beach cities in closing parking lots and traffic enforcement on PCH," Villanueva told Fox 11 on Monday. "In regards to enforcing the beach closure, we will not be enforcing it because we are 'Care First, Jail Last.'"

On Tuesday he stated, "Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department advises the beaches are CLOSED Fri, Jul 3-Mon Jul 6. Enforcement efforts will be focused on vehicle & penal code violations, beach parking lot closures, & street parking restrictions. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department beach patrol will be patrolling the county beaches to ensure public safety"



Now his statements are in contrast to those made by the Lost Hills Sheriff Department, who stated: "Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced the closure of our beaches, piers, beach bike paths, and beach access points beginning 7/3/2020 through 7/6/2020. The Malibu/Lost Hills Station Beach Team will be patrolling the beaches throughout the weekend and late into the evening. This new order makes it illegal to trespass at these locations and is punishable by law to include, but not limited to, a $1000 fine."



So now where are back to all the police and city officials being all confused again about what to due. More contradicting statements from different city official clowns will follow.

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The City Of Malibu announced all that they are fulling closing all their beaches this upcoming weekend, "NO watersports, walking, jogging, gatherings, fireworks."

As we all know already, Barbara Ferrer, the clueless idiot who is Director of Public Health Los Angeles, wants all the beaches in Los Angeles County closed. So instead of all the crowds at the beaches, all the crowds are just going to gather at the parks and other event venues where the air is not as clean as along the coast (hence why we call this lady a clueless idiot).







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





The County of Los Angeles just announced all that they are closing all Los Angeles beaches this upcoming weekend. Here's part of their press release:



The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is ordering L.A. County beaches closed from July 3 through July 6 at 5:00 a.m. to prevent dangerous crowding that results in the spread of deadly COVID-19.

For that same reason, the department is also prohibiting fireworks displays in the County this July 4th holiday weekend.

A modified Health Officer Order will be issued today.

During the holiday weekend, beaches will be totally closed to all recreational activities. Beach parking lots will be closed, as well.

All public beaches, piers, public beach parking lots, beach bike paths that traverse that sanded portion of the beach, and beach access points will be temporarily closed to the public as of 12:01 a.m. on July 3, 2020, until 5 a.m. on July 6, 2020. Long Beach has its own health department and this announcement does not apply to that city, at this time.


It is reported that this new order makes it illegal to trespass at these locations and is punishable by law to include, but not limited to, a $1000 fine.

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has told reporters that he will NOT enforce the beach closure order for 4th of July weekend. Says LASD was not consulted, and they'll only enforce closing parking lots/traffic on PCH.



The Lost Hills Sheriffs Department, which patrols Malibu made this announcement via their Facebook:
"Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced the closure of our beaches, piers, beach bike paths, and beach access points beginning 7/3/2020 through 7/6/2020. The Malibu/Lost Hills Station Beach Team will be patrolling the beaches throughout the weekend and late into the evening. This new order makes it illegal to trespass at these locations and is punishable by law to include, but not limited to, a $1000 fine."

And just a reminder, those mystical $1,000 surfing tickets that you heard a friend of a friend of another friend say someone got, or that you read about on some bullshit Surfline or lame Inertia article, there were none given out.



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The Santa Monica Pier reopened this morning. It is open with limited hours and operations. Rides are still closed, but shops and restaurants are expected to open. The new hours are 10am to 8pm.Here's info on what the reopened pier is going to be like now:

Entrance/Exit:
The is only one entrance to get on the pier, and only one exit. The Pier entrance and exit ramps are on Ocean Front Walk (across from Big Deans) on beach level (1614 Ocean Front Walk). The Pier bridge at Ocean & Colorado and all beach stairs will be closed. Each person entering will be counted, and each person that exits will be counted. Once the Pier reaches its limited capacity, guests will be asked to queue up and will be allowed to enter as capacity allows on a first come, first served basis. Both the entrance and exit are handicap accessible.

Parking:
The Pier Parking Deck and 1550 Lot (Lot 1 North) are both closed to the public. There are other nearby lots available as well as parking in Downtown Santa Monica garages. Vehicles displaying handicap license plates and hang tags are permitted to park at Lot 1-S 1640 Appian Way.

Bicycles
Bikes are allowed on the Pier. You can not ride them on the pier, but you can bring them onto the pier with you, that way you don't have to worry about leaving your bike on the boardwalk with the meth zombies and thieves.

Pets:
Pets on a leash are allowed on the Pier.

Health & Safety:
Everyone in California is currently required to wear a face covering or mask when outdoors or inside a business and near other people, so masks are mandatory on the pier. Signs all over the pier tell guests to maintain a 6’ physical distance from others not in your household.

Pier Businesses:
Due to the limited operating hours and limited number of guests allowed on the Pier at any one time, some businesses may be operating shorter hours, have limited services available, or may be closed altogether. Guests expecting to visit a specific business during this limited phase are encouraged to contact that business directly to confirm their hours and offerings.


Rides:
All amusement park rides at Pacific Park, including the Ferris Wheel, remain closed until further notice. The Pier merry-go-round will also remain closed until further notice.

New Features:
Little artificial grass squares have been set up on the pier parking lot to serves as the all-new, physical distance-friendly space for relaxing and dining outdoors. Many of the restaurants have expanded their patios.


The entrance ramp..


Once the pier is filled to the limited capacity, you will have to wait in this queue.


Signs everywehere.


The new "Pier Deck".


Pier Deck picnic squares.


Social Distancing warnings placed everywhere..


Tourist shops reopen.


Pease Stay 6ft Apart.



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





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."






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The two big 4th Of July events in Santa Monica have been cancelled.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and restrictions of large-scale, in-person events, the parade down Main St has been cancelled by the city, and Santa Monica College has cancelled their pre-holiday fireworks show.

"It is particularly disappointing that Celebrate America had to be canceled this year, at a time when we at Santa Monica College would love to gather with our community," Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery, SMC Superintendent/President, said in a news release. "We look forward to future occasions, when we may celebrate with confidence, to host events safely. Please take care of yourself. Stay well. Stay strong! Stay connected."

“I can’t predict when events like Celebrate America will be allowed to resume, or when folks will begin to feel comfortable in crowds again,” said Linda Sullivan, SMC Event Producer and Associate Dean of Facilities Programming. “But when they do, they will be greeted with the greatest enthusiasm.”






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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

Here is a list of surf shops in our Los Angeles area that are now open, their hours, and other info:



Santa Monica's Bay Street Boards officially opened 3 weeks ago. Hours are 11am-4pm until they figure out all the madness!

Bay Street Boards
🌴☀️Santa Monica ☀️🌴
Surf & Skate Shop
3216 Santa Monica Blvd
310.310.2485




At the Topanga/Malibu border, Boardriders Malibu is opening their doors again! 10am - 5pm are the shop hours to get you pumped!

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




Jacks Surfboards in Santa Monica is open 10am -8pm.

Masks are required to be worn while shopping. If you do not have a mask, no problem, they will be providing complimentary disposable masks. There will be a strict limit on max occupancy. In addition, each store will have staff on-site cleaning and sanitizing throughout the day. Jacks will be following all of the guidelines and protocols set by the County.

Jacks Surfboards
2012 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Store Hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-8pm




Rider Shack is now open for in store service daily from 11-3! You must wear a mask and enter in the back of the shop in our parking lot. Call the shop for more details!

Rider Shack
13211 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
www.ridershack.com
310.821.SURF (7873)
877.57.SHACK (74225)




For the Vals, Valsurf has special hours for the time being: 11am - 6pm. Visit their FAQs Page for more info.

Val Surf
4810 Whitsett Ave.
Valley Village CA 91607




Santa Monica's ZJ Boarding House will be open from 11am - 6pm • During this phase of reopening, there will be limited entry to allow for social distancing. They are asking that everyone wear a face mask in the shop, and are recommending non touch (credit/debit cards) payments. They are so stoked to be back and can’t wait to see you in the shop! Shoot them a DM via their Instagram with any questions.

ZJ Boarding House
2619 Main St. Santa Monica, CA
(310) • 392 • 5646
Store Hours:
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


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





Today, the owners of the event, IMG, and Van's, who is the main sponsor, have officially cancelled the US Open Of Surfing that was scheduled to take place the first week of August.

Even though the fools at WSL had already announced the "surfing world is on hold" and their CT tour for 2020 would not happen, it wasn't till today that the QS & Juniors Huntington Beach event, which also includes BMX and skateboarding contests, had been officially cancelled.



Besides being a Coachealla for kooks, and 909er bros, the US Open did have a longboard invitational, a Life Rolls On Expression Session, and the skate and BMX contests.



But surfing competitions are still going to be happening down at the HB Pier, the NSSA contests are going on still.

The Nation Scholastic Surfing Association announced its coveted national championships will be held at the Huntington Beach Pier.

The 2020 West Coast regional championships have been given the go-ahead for July 9-12 at the pier, and the nationals are slated to follow Aug. 1-8.

“The kids have been just going crazy not having the jersey on. It’s their lifestyle,” she said. “I’ve been working really diligently with the city of Huntington Beach, just keeping completely updated regarding when we can get back up and running, safely. I just got the word this morning from the city of Huntington Beach that we are able to push forward with our championship event. It made my year.”

Though most big events have canceled for the year, Aragon said she “held out hope” and was going to hold off as long as she could to avoid canceling.

The championships draw the top young talent from across the United States, though some competitors may have trouble traveling, or may not want to with coronavirus concerns still lingering, she said.

She said the organization will adopt whatever safety protocols they have to, looking to the state, county and city for guidance.



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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 is a list of surf shops in our Los Angeles area that are now open, their hours, and other info:



Santa Monica's Bay Street Boards officially opened 3 weeks ago. Hours are 11am-4pm until they figure out all the madness!

Bay Street Boards
🌴☀️Santa Monica ☀️🌴
Surf & Skate Shop
3216 Santa Monica Blvd
310.310.2485




At the Topanga/Malibu border, Boardriders Malibu is opening their doors again! 10am - 5pm are the shop hours to get you pumped!

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




Jacks Surfboards in Santa Monica is open 10am -8pm.

Masks are required to be worn while shopping. If you do not have a mask, no problem, they will be providing complimentary disposable masks. There will be a strict limit on max occupancy. In addition, each store will have staff on-site cleaning and sanitizing throughout the day. Jacks will be following all of the guidelines and protocols set by the County.

Jacks Surfboards
2012 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Store Hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-8pm




Rider Shack is open for daily curbside pickup from 11-3pm. For help call 310-821-7873 or text/email Jeff directly 310-902-6310 Visit their FAQs Page for more info.

Rider Shack
13211 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
www.ridershack.com
310.821.SURF (7873)
877.57.SHACK (74225)




For the Vals, Valsurf is offering curbside pickup at our their Valley Village location on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-2pm. Visit their FAQs Page for more info.

Val Surf
4810 Whitsett Ave.
Valley Village CA 91607




Santa Monica's ZJ Boarding House will be open from 2pm - 6pm. There will be limited entry to allow for social distancing. They are asking that everyone wear a face mask in the shop, and are recommending non touch (credit/debit cards) payments. They are so stoked to be back and can’t wait to see you in the shop! Shoot them a DM via their Instagram with any questions.

ZJ Boarding House
2619 Main St. Santa Monica, CA
(310) • 392 • 5646
Store Hours:
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY


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




Here's the full clips of all the footage from our Instagram Stories that were shot and posted live as the skaters re-claimed the Venice Skate Park on Sunday & Monday. Led by Peck and the crew from Venice Skateboarding Stuff, skaters and non-skaters from all over the city came down, grab shovels, brooms, and buckets and got to work digging out the skate park that the city buried during the Covid-19 lockdown.

For the story on the clean up of the skate park, CLICK HERE



As seen on our Instagram Stories, the city was looking at the Venice Skate Park early Tuesday morning. They cautioned taped off the park and were telling everyone to leave, becuase the skate park is closed.

A witness by the name of "Shane" who was present Tuesday morning when the "Chief of the Parks And Rec" was checking out the skate park. He "was calling the staff in order to specifically put sand back in it."

But mid-morning, they had left and skaters returned to the park and started skating it again.

By the afternoon, the park was packed with skaters, and the police where somewhat successful in trying to clear out the park, as seen in the videos below:




For the story on the clean up of the skate park, CLICK HERE