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The 14th annual Santa Monica Film Festival returns to Santa Monica on Saturday November 30 to showcase and premiere current award winning independent films from local, national and international filmmakers. A moderated filmmaker discussion accompanies each film screening that gives the audience an opportunity to interact with the filmmakers. Films screenings are hosted by AMC Broadway 4 including the Santa Monica premiere of The Tony Alva Story.

62-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 super stardom 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.

Santa Monica Premiere Date Saturday November 30 ​

Special Guests Scheduled To Appear
Tony Alva
Ray Flores

Screening Time
@ 3:30P ​

Venue
AMC Broadway 4
1441 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica CA 90401 ​

Tickets
$20 General Admission includes VANS t-shirt while supplies last. Note that these $20 tickets are just for the Tony Alva Story showing, the tickets for the full Film Festival admission are separate, be sure to select the proper tickets when buying. ​

Santa Monica Film Festival Tickets

M+B is pleased to announce Silver. Skate. Seventies., an exhibition of black and white photographs by Hugh Holland on the occasion of the release of his latest monograph published by Chronicle Chroma Books. The exhibition includes never-before-seen photographs from Holland’s archives, including some of his earliest photographs documenting the rise of the Southern California skateboard revolution in the 70s. The exhibition runs from October 19 to November 9, 2019, with an opening reception and book signing on Saturday, October 19 from 4 to 7 pm.

Having spread from its roots as a small counter-culture activity, skateboarding has now permeated society, leaving its footprint on global culture. Initially considered an anarchic form of self-expression practiced by a small band of outcasts, skateboarding exploded on the west coast of America in the late 70s and 80s coinciding with the emergence of US punk rock. Beginning in 1975, photographer Hugh Holland masterfully captured the burgeoning culture of skateboarding against a sometimes harsh, but always sunny Southern California landscape. These iconic images were first inspired on a late afternoon when Holland drove up Laurel Canyon Boulevard and encountered skateboarders carving up the drainage ditches along the side of the canyon. From suburban backyard haunts to the asphalt streets that connected them, Los Angeles was the place the birthplace of the legendary Dogtown and Z-Boys skateboarders. With their requisite bleached-blond hair, tanned bodies, tube socks and Vans, these young outsiders evoke the sometimes reckless, but always exhilarating origins of skateboarding culture.

In Silver. Skate. Seventies., Hugh Holland presents a raw, spontaneous understanding to his well-known color photographs of the 1970’s skating scene. Holland shot these negatives while experimenting with new ideas, and often, for his own enjoyment. These early black and white images were in many ways the genesis for his later color works—providing us with a rare glimpse behind the creative curtain.

M+B.
612 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, California 90069
T 310 550 0050

Want to buy the book?



Only 4 days left until Maui & Sons® Venice Beach is OFFICIALLY CLOSED!! Come buy a raffle ticket for $3 and enter to win a free deck!




The Tony Alva Story will be featured at the Other Venice Film Festival on Oct. 5th.

The OVFF is a nonprofit community event dedicated to screening full- length features, short and animated films that embody the spirit, energy and diversity of Venice, California. Filmmakers descended on Venice for two days of film screenings, premieres, sell out crowds, spirited Q&A sessions, panel discussions, local art on display and parties with live music.

The Tony Alva Story
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.

Also they will be showing:

Surfing With Sugar
His path to healing came in an unlikely form meeting and rescuing a street dog and future surfing partner Sugar. The two have since become local legends inspiring visitors and locals with their abilities in the waves and their special relationship.His path to healing came in an unlikely form meeting and rescuing a street dog and future surfing partner Sugar. The two have since become local legends inspiring visitors and locals with their abilities in the waves and their special relationship.

Tickets are $15 and available HERE.

Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90291



A few weeks ago, they listed some $4,000 Maui & Sons Surfboards for sale, it looks like that was because Maui & Sons® Venice Beach is actually closing shop for real this time. So head down there for their Closing Sale.

So far it appears only the Venice Beach store is closing down (the one on the Venice Boardwalk across from the skatepark), not the Marina Del Rey store (the one across from the Venice Pier).


B4BC's 12th Annual Skate the Coast
Presented by Suja
October 11th-12th, 2019

Santa Monica & Redondo Beach, CA


Boarding 4 Breast Cancer Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) is excited to announce its 12th Annual Skate the Coast, a 19-mile skate-bike-roll from Santa Monica to Redondo Beach along the iconic Southern California Strand.

Join us in our collective push for prevention as we honor those who are and have fought breast cancer by coming to our pre-party on October 11th and/or skating with us on October 12th.



This series attracts skaters of all ages and abilities. Please help us in reaching our $70K goal to benefit B4BC’s outreach, prevention, and survivorship programs by creating a fundraising page. Each participant is required to raise a minimum of $50 to join in the fun, but the more you raise, the better the prizes!

**NEW THIS YEAR**

B4BC will be adding a drop in at Dockweiler State Beach for those who want to join later in the skate.


SCHEDULE:

Friday October 11th – Pre-Party

5PM–9PM | Arbor Venice

We're kicking off the weekend with a pre-party hosted by our friends at Arbor! Come by for live music, art auctions, food and drinks! You'll be able to meet your fellow skaters and the B4BC crew.

Arbor Venice
108 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90292

Saturday October 12th – Skate the Coast
8:00AM | Veteran's Park Redondo Beach

Veteran's Park
309 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

8:00AM SHARP Park and meet at Veterans Park in Redondo Beach, and get shuttled to the start at the north side of the Santa Monica Pier. Skate, Bike or Rollerskate 19-miles along the boardwalk from Santa Monica to Redondo Beach.

3 Hydration Stations along the way: 10:15AM Marina Del Rey Parking Lot 5
11:15AM Dockwieler State Beach/ South Bay Drop In
12:00PM Hermosa Beach Pier
1:00PM Finish Line and Awards Ceremony hosted by Dive N Surf!

Dive N Surf
504 N Broadway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Click here for more info & to register.

Arbor Venice, is looking to hire part time and full time employees to work in the retail showroom in Venice California (it's actually in Marnia Del Rey, but it's hipper to claim Venice).

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