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AUGUST 9TH - 18TH


Vans presents BLACK RAINBOWS, a 10-day immersive experience in Venice Beach, California that transports fans back to 1976 to celebrate the energetic time period and place that Vans’ first skateboarding shoe was born.



In 1976, Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta worked with the Vans family and created a shoe designed specifically designed for skateboarding. What they did next with that shoe set off a cultural explosion that sent shockwaves around the globe. Vans will commemorate the history and origins of the Era in the neighborhood between Santa Monica and Venice Beach known as Dogtown where these events took shape.

BLACK RAINBOWS is aimed at reinforcing Vans' brand promise of enabling creative expression through action sports, art, music and street culture. Vans has partnered with Dogtown legend Jeff Ho, famed owner of the Zephyr Surf Shop and Jim Muir, original Z-Boy and skate Hall of Fame inductee, to bring forward an authentic depiction of the birth of a cultural icon; the Era. BLACK RAINBOWS’ interactive programming and highlights will include Vans skate demos, panel discussions with Vans Designers and skate legends, art and music workshops, film screenings and will culminate with live musical performances.

6 ROSE AVENUE VENICE BEACH, CALIFORNIA

EVENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9
TALES OF THE ERA | 6 PM - 8 PM
History lesson with the original Z-Boys team
SOLD OUT

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES + FURY | 8 PM - 11 PM
Live music

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
LA PUNK THEN AND NOW | 7 PM - 8 PM
Live discussion panel
Click Here to RSVP

X + THE PARANOYDS | 8 PM - 11 PM
Live music

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
WAFFLE BRUNCH AND OPEN HOUSE | 1 PM - 4 PM

FROM SOCAL TO SPACE - CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION W/ ROBIN EISENBERG | 4 PM - 5 PM
Art Workshop
RSVP NOT REQUIRED. First Come, First Served until we hit capacity. Entry to other events not guaranteed.

JUXTAPOZ PRESENTS: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SHAPED - ART OF A NEW SOCAL ERA | 7 PM - 8 PM
Art Workshop
Click Here to RSVP

DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS | 8 PM - 11 PM
Film Screening
SOLD OUT

MONDAY, AUGUST 12
WAFFLE BRUNCH AND OPEN HOUSE | 1 PM - 4 PM

PEDAL TALK: THE ART OF EFFECTS w Randy Randall | 6 PM - 7 PM
Art Workshop
RSVP NOT REQUIRED. First Come, First Served until we hit capacity. Entry to other events not guaranteed.

Decline of Western Civilization | 7 PM - 10 PM
Film Screening
Click Here to RSVP

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13
WAFFLE BRUNCH AND OPEN HOUSE | 1 PM - 4 PM

USELESS WOODEN KNOWLEDGE | 4 PM - 5 PM
Skate Trivia Night
RSVP NOT REQUIRED. First Come, First Served until we hit capacity. Entry to other events not guaranteed.

USELESS WOODEN KNOWLEDGE | 6 PM - 7 PM
Skate Trivia Night
RSVP NOT REQUIRED. First Come, First Served until we hit capacity. Entry to other events not guaranteed.

THE TONY ALVA STORY | 7 PM - 10 PM
Film Screening
SOLD OUT

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14
WAFFLE BRUNCH AND OPEN HOUSE | 1 PM - 4 PM

FROM SOCAL TO SPACE - CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION W/ ROBIN EISENBERG | 4 PM - 5 PM
Art Workshop
RSVP NOT REQUIRED. First Come, First Served until we hit capacity. Entry to other events not guaranteed.

FROM SOCAL TO SPACE - CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION W/ ROBIN EISENBERG | 6 PM - 7 PM
Art Workshop
RSVP NOT REQUIRED. First Come, First Served until we hit capacity. Entry to other events not guaranteed.

LORDS OF DOGTOWN | 7 PM - 10 PM
Film Screening
SOLD OUT

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
WAFFLE BRUNCH AND OPEN HOUSE | 1 PM - 4 PM

THE ART OF PUNK FLYERS w Bryan Ray Turcotte | 4 PM - 5 PM
Art Workshop
RSVP NOT REQUIRED. First Come, First Served until we hit capacity. Entry to other events not guaranteed.

THE ART OF PUNK FLYERS w Bryan Ray Turcotte | 6 PM - 7 PM
Art Workshop
RSVP NOT REQUIRED. First Come, First Served until we hit capacity. Entry to other events not guaranteed.

Decline of Western Civilization | 7 PM - 10 PM
Film Screening
Click Here to RSVP

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
WAFFLE BRUNCH AND OPEN HOUSE | 1 PM - 4 PM

USELESS WOODEN KNOWLEDGE | 4 PM - 5 PM
Skate Trivia Night
RSVP NOT REQUIRED. First Come, First Served until we hit capacity. Entry to other events not guaranteed.

USELESS WOODEN KNOWLEDGE | 6 PM - 7 PM
Skate Trivia Night
RSVP NOT REQUIRED. First Come, First Served until we hit capacity. Entry to other events not guaranteed.

COLLABORATIONS THROUGH THE ERA - INSIGHTS INTO DESIGN | 7 PM - 8 PM
Panel Discussions
Click Here to RSVP

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
WAFFLE BRUNCH AND OPEN HOUSE | 1 PM - 4 PM

TALES OF THE ERA | 6 PM - 8 PM
History lesson with the original Z-Boys team
SOLD OUT

MIKAL CRONIN + SHANNON LAY | 8 PM - 11 PM
Live music

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
WAFFLE BRUNCH AND OPEN HOUSE | 1 PM - 4 PM


Val Surf is having a skate party this Friday.


A Girls-Only Day in Venice Beach presented by GRLSWIRL and Changing Tides Foundation raising money for philanthropic trips to get more women on boards.

Bringing women together to share in surf, skate, yoga, enviroment, & empowerment.



ONLY 20 TICKETS AVAILABLE !!!!

This will be an amazing opportunity to not only skate and hang with sisters in GRLSWIRL but to also meet and get to know girls from Changing tides! Changing Tides is a group of water women and adventurers from Southern California. They work globally to address social, environmental, health and safety issues. With their environmentally-focused projects, their aim is to do their best to fight single-use plastic and marine pollution as well as raising awareness of how we can all work together to protect our planet and combat climate change. This specific event is helping raise funds not only for GRLSWIRLS Skate Mentorship Programs, but also Changing Tides female empowerment projects. Their aim is to connect with and support women of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds through our love for the ocean.

Untamed Daughters and GRLSWIRL are bringing women together not only from surf and skate but other sports from pro snowboarders (Elena Hight) to pro photographers. You will be meeting and hanging with incredible women who have paved the way in their given sports for women like us to feel safe to learn

This event is the first ever of its kind!

Were going to take over Venice skate park! If you’re not digging the park, flat ground carving as well !

There will be great photos and video available after the event documenting the day : )

Its a great opportunity to learn to surf or skate if you don’t already, or to collaborate to perfect your skills.

All ticket sale funds will be donated to both Changing Tides Foundation and GRLSWIRL, going towards Changing Tides Women’s Outreach Mentorship Program in Peru and GS Skate Mentorship Programs in the states and abroad.

Click Here for Tickets and more info!





A group has started a petition to get a skatepark built in Malibu. They are on Instagram at @malibuskatepark and they officially got the petition for a skatepark on the agenda for the city council meeting on July 8.

If you would like to show support and attend the meeting, you can meet them in front of the Malibu City Hall on Monday, July 8th at 6:00pm.

Malibu City Hall
23825 Stuart Ranch Rd
Malibu, CA 90265




A group has started a petition to get a skatepark built in Malibu. They are on Instagram at @malibuskatepark and they officially got the petition for a skatepark on the agenda for the city council meeting on July 8.

If you would like to show support and attend the meeting, you can meet them in front of the Malibu City Hall on Monday, July 8th at 6:00pm.


One of the key figures in the early evolution of skateboarding from a wholesome, contest based "sport" into the freewheeling art form that it is today was Tony Alva.

At 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.


In honor of Go Skateboarding Day, Z-Flex Skateboards is giving you the chance to win one of these Jay Adams Metal Flake completes. Here’s what you’ve got to do.

1. Follow Z-Flex Skateboards on Instagram
2. Like the post with the photo above.
3. Post a photo or video of you skating TODAY and tag it with #zflexGSD


The Flying Tomato put a pair of neighboring properties in Point Dume up for sale and the combined asking price is $27.3 million. The houses are next to each other and are being marketed as separate properties. The larger of the two is 2,175 sqft and is listed at $14.5 million. It features three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a private patio and two separate family rooms. Also on the market is the property’s two-story guest house. Listed for $12.8 million, the 2,160-square-foot home features three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

If you want to buy it, he probably has it listed on Craigslist, here's some photos of the houses.

MAIN HOUSE:








TWO STORY GUEST HOUSE:






Photos from realtor.com

Info on this year's Santa Monica Pier SUP event has just been announce:

The ultimate beach festival awaits! Kick off summer at the Santa Monica Pier 360 June 22-23.

Tracing its roots back to the 1930's when paddleboard races first caught a wave at the Santa Monica Pier, the Santa Monica Pier 360 Ocean Sports & Beach Festival offers epic competition through a variety of disciplines on sand and sea. The family-friendly day will provide memorable entertainment and competition, including: Short Course Paddle, Long Course Paddle, Elite Races, SUP / Paddleboard Knockout, Ocean Swim, Beach Volleyball, 3k Sand Run, Youth Sports and more!

On the pier deck there will be live music, entertainment, a beach history museum, the epic Beer & Spirits Garden and more!

Register and get all the details here: SM Pier 360 Event Page.


It's all not SUP though, up on the pier there's a pop-up surf museum, and for the skateboarders, there will be a mini-ramp set up again, along with surf/skate vendors like Bay Street Boards .

If you haven't seen it yet, Animal Kingdom is a TV crime-drama about some criminal surfer bros from Oceanside. Based on the Australian movie of the same name.

The show is giving away one custom Animal Kingdom skateboard EVERY WEEK till August 27, 2019. You can enter weekly for your chance to win one of these boards.

Click Here For Entry Form


The entire series can be viewed on Amazon




Tonight from 8pm-12midnight some very talented photographer’s, including Josh "Bagel" Klassman will be showing and selling some of Venice’s greatest golden era skateboarding photos at this month's Midnite Bazaar. This goes on at The Victorian on Main Street in Santa Monica. And DJ JACQUES will be there providing beats for the evening!



The Victorian
2640 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405


Midnite Bazaar is a monthly event which was founded to share the creations of individuals planted within the walls of the widespread City of Los Angeles, California, in a nighttime "flea-style" market. The goal of The Bazaar is to promote local artists, businesses and community development, bringing together an army of like-minded individuals who are striving to get their voices heard and products seen. So many amazing talents are nested within this city, and The Midnite Bazaar will expose you to some of the most interesting and thought-provoking products, ideas and talents that we have had the joy of discovering. Our events will feature both established and up-and-coming artists, fashion designers, musicians, tattooists, photographers, street artists, distillers, mixologists, woodworkers, custom car-motorcycle culture, local groups/gatherings, magicians, performers, oddities and much more. Any product, concept or talent making our mind stop and process its place in the world will be found here. Everything and everyone being displayed by The Midnite Bazaar has been created, fabricated or is currently operated in sunny California. Welcome to the world of The Midnite Bazaar. We hope you find something new that suits your lifestyle. ​

A group has started a petition to get a skatepark built in Malibu. They are on Instragam at @malibuskatepark and below is their link to sign the petition.

Malibu Skate Park Petition

YOU CAN GET A FREE Z-FLEX!! This Jay Adams Metal Flake complete is one of our favorites from our new drop and it can be yours by following these three simple steps:

1. Follow Z-Flex Skateboards on Instagram
2. Like the post with the photo above.
3. Tag 3 friends in that post.


Back in the 1980's the skaters of Venice Beach, California had to make due with what they had: an old abandoned pavilion on the boardwalk and a few scraps of wood. What they did with those limited resources helped change skateboarding forever.


On May 1st, Pizzanista! celebrating the re-launching of the new updated and expanded edition of The DogTown Book - The Legend of The Z-Boys. Special guests will include Jeff Ho, Tony Alva, Jim Miur, and more... Special limited edition Dogtown artwork pizza boxes will be available as well.


The Pizzanista!
DOWNTOWN LA
2019 E. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
TEL: (213) 627-1430


Such a fun day - bring all your girlfriends because the girls are taking over Venice Skatepark on April 27th! It's the 4th annual Venice Ladies Jam. Tons of prizes and medals. Divisions for all ages.

Just learning to skateboard? Come on out - the "Pup Cup" is just right for you if you are 8 yrs and under!

It will be a full day of fun on the beach in Venice - we hope to see you there!!

SATURDAY, APRIL 27th
VENICE
REGISTRATION STARTS AT 9:30 AM

PUP CUP at 10:30 AM
9-14 yrs old - 11:15 AM
15-24 yrs old - 12:00 PM
25-34 yrs old - 1:00 PM
35+ MASTERS - 2:00 PM


And the GRAND PRIZE is 1 week at the beautiful Sequoia Skate Camp!!! Some age restrictions apply, winner will be decided by 2016 Skateboard Hall of Fame inductee, Cindy Whitehead, and new 2019 inductee, Skateboard Hall of Fame ICON Gale Webb!


The Bay Street Boards shop video premiere is finally here 4/20 🔥🏁 Come thru Saturday afternoon for the premiere party 🎈🎉 There will be food drinks and all types of fun!!!

Bay Street Boards
🌴☀️Santa Monica ☀️🌴
Surf & Skate Shop
3216 Santa Monica Blvd
310.310.2485
Mon-Fri 10a-8p Sat 10a-7p Sun 10a-5p

YOU CAN GET A FREE Z-FLEX!! Thanks to Venice Skateboarding Stuff and Z-Flex Skateboards! Follow the steps below to enter.

1. Follow Venice Skateboarding Stuff on Instagram
2. Like the post with the photo above.
3. Tag 3 friends in that post.
4. Repost on your story with a tag.
Winner will be selected at random Friday afternoon!



Meet Tracie, a 59-year Santa Monica resident and adaptive surfer, skater, and marathoner who will be running the LA Marathon next month and raising funds to support Surfrider LA. Tracie is a total beast and hasn't let Multiple Sclerosis stand in the way of getting after what she loves best - the beach, endurance challenges, and heavy drops. Click this link to support Tracie as she enters the LA Marathon on March 24th to raise funds for your favorite Surfrider chapter.

By supporting Surfrider runners in the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, your gift will directly impact and help protect our local ocean, waves, and beaches for future generations. GO, TRACIE, GO!
Red Bull‘s WallRide contest will be held in lovely Venice Beach on Saturday, March 9. Weather has been a thorn in this contest’s side, which was originally scheduled for December and then moved to February. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a sunny day!

Pros and ams will be invited to get creative on different wall designs, and there will be opportunities for an open class of skaters to get in via a “wild card” selection. The contest will be held at the handball courts, known primarily for OG skate antics from some beloved Venice locals back in the day.

Skateboarders 16 years or older ranging from amateurs to professionals are invited to participate, but space is limited! The competition will be judged in ten-minute jam format heats. Registration will start at 10:00 a.m. and will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Details below:

Venice Beach Handball Courts
1800 Ocean Front Walk
Venice Beach, CA 90291

Saturday, March 9
Registration On-Site and Open Skate: 10 AM
Wild Card Qualifiers: 11 AM
Contest Begins: 1 PM
Contest Finals: 4 PM