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Mike, aka German in Venice, vlogs about daily life in Venice Beach. His newest video is part 8 of his series on the homeless encampments that have taken over Venice Beach. In this video, he revisits his friend Gucci from a previous video.

"Today I happened to walk by the Venice beach boardwalk and I saw Gucci sitting on the grass with the friend enjoying himself and have a picnic I had to stop by and ask how he’s doing since lots of people on YouTube like him so much."

If you would like to support German in Venice with some gas money or you want to buy him a coffee, you are welcome to donate to his paypal account: https://paypal.me/germaninvenice


Dain Corrales went camping at Leo Carrillo state park this week and filmed the surfers with a drone.



Join Malibu City staff, community volunteers and partner agencies as they come together to "Clean Up Malibu" on Tuesday, October 27, 8:00 AM - 11:00.

"After all the visitors over the summer, we want to give Malibu some extra care."

Meet in the upper parking lot of City Hall (23825 Stuart Ranch Road) at 8:00 AM. For more information, email msanchez@malibucity.org.


You can provide comments regarding the design of the Permanent Skate Park by taking the Skate Park Design Survey, which will be available through October 23. California Skateparks will incorporate feedback from the survey into the conceptual design.

Below are the 2 skatepark concepts:

Concept A
This concept is designed with a majority of street features. Please note that this is not the final design by any means and will be developed based on your input!





Concept B
This concept is designed with equal parts transition and street features. Please note that this is not the final design by any means and will be developed based on your input!





Skate Park Design Survey


Contact Paulo Freire Lopez for more info.


Pacific Park will light up the wheel with spooky characters and seasonal colors from 10/24 - 11/2 and will be offering candy corn-flavored cotton candy, fall-inspired drinks and treats and more!


Mike, aka German in Venice, vlogs about daily life in Venice Beach. His newest video is part 7 of his series on the homeless encampments that have taken over Venice Beach. In this video, he revisits Frank from a previous video.

"A lot of people comment on my first homeless encampment video about Frank. They I wanted to know about the meaning and why Frank has all those tattoos in his face, so today I went to his place and interviewed him about his face tattoos. I hope you enjoy the video, I always have fun talking to Frank."

If you would like to support German in Venice with some gas money or you want to buy him a coffee, you are welcome to donate to his paypal account: https://paypal.me/germaninvenice


ProSUPShop costume event!!

Come out Wednesday the 28th for a moonlight paddle. Best costume gets a free rental voucher! There will be swag for 2nd, 3rd, and possibly 4th place.

Reserve your spot at ProSUPShop.com now!


LA area we invite you to join a group of socially distanced cruisers who will be starting at the Santa Monica Pier at 9AM

Boarding For Breast Cancer is excited to announce the 13th Annual [Virtual] Skate the Coast Presented by SUJA will be taking place on Sunday October 25,2020! B4BC is inviting friends, family and partners to skate-bike-roll their local trail, path, or neighborhood in honor of breast cancer awareness and prevention while promoting B4BC’s mission of a healthy, active lifestyle. Help us in reaching our $50K goal!



Historically, Skate The Coast is a 19-mile cruise from the Santa Monica Pier to Redondo Beach and is our biggest fundraising event of the year. This year due to COVID19 the event will be VIRTUAL and we are inviting our entire global community to skate/bike/roll/ride/hike/walk their local trails and path. Be it 19 miles or just a few laps around your block get outside, ‘Be Healthy, Get Active, Ride’ and help us raise funds for B4BC’s education, prevention and survivorship programs!

LA area we invite you to join a group of socially distanced cruisers who will be starting at the Santa Monica Pier at 9AM



CLICK HERE for more info and to register for the Virtual Event.



The world’s best surf earplug makers, SurfEars, have just released a new version of their kid’s design. The SurfEars JUNIOR 2.0 has an improved fit with two size options in the one pack, softer tips for an improved water seal, and easy colour-coding to help groms put the right plug in the right (or left) ear. The plugs are designed to help prevent common problems all surfers face, like swimmers ear, surfers ear (exostosis) and regular ear infections.



SurfEars inventor and engineer Christian Dittrich says that kids now get to enjoy the full tech and comfort adults do.

“Having put such a massive effort into developing SurfEars 3.0, we thought it was about time to make those improvements available for younger surfers as well,” Christian explains. “Compared with its predecessor, JUNIOR 2.0 has better fit, improved water seal, wider size range and is more comfortable to use.”

The comfort factor especially is massive for younger surfers, who often resist using ear plugs in the water because they don’t like how it feels. Clear sound from an increased acoustic mesh area further optimises their surfing experience while protecting young ears.



Parents also get the benefit of smaller and larger fit pieces, which can be interchanged as their kid’s grow, allowing better longevity from one set of plugs. It all amounts to an easier way to ensure young surfers avoid the need for potential ear surgery later in life, as well as reducing the chance of frequent ear infections, which could keep them out of the water.



“I wish I had plugs like this when I was a grom,” says pro surfer and SurfEars ambassador Conner Coffin. “If there was something around that I actually wanted to use, I wouldn’t have the problems I now have with my own ears. I’d for sure encourage any kids and parents to make them an essential part of their surfing set up.”

SurfEars JUNIOR 2.0 comes with a high-quality silicone pouch that helps store the plugs safely and hygienically. There’s even a carabiner clip on top making it easy to attach inside backpacks so things don’t get lost.

The new SurfEars design, which fits most kids from 5-12 years old, is available now both online and distributed worldwide into all good surf stores by surf hardware icon Creatures of Leisure.






Here's some surf photos from late afternoon Monday, October 20th at Zeros.

This set was shot from about 4PM till 6PM by ChrisDidThis.

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 gallery is down below.









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

Zeros - Tuesday 10-20-2020 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.




What should you do if you see a shark? Chris Lowe, Director of CSULB's Shark Lab, explains what to do and what to look out for.

Information and tips about shark safety useful for surfers, beachgoers, waveriders, swimmers and divers.



The Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project of approximately three acres aims to return a healthy and beautiful ecosystem to this beach, which in turn, will address climate change issues for both humans and wildlife. The project will evaluate increased protection for our coastal infrastructure and residences from sea level rise and erosion, while also providing a vital refuge for invertebrates, birds, and rare coastal vegetation species. It will also serve as a model for the region, showing that heavy recreational use of beaches and meaningful habitat restoration are both possible!



This pilot project used low-lying sand fencing and native plant seeds installed in December 2016 to restore a highly impacted beach system with the goal of bringing back a diverse, endemic-rich, coastal plant and wildlife community which has been almost completely eliminated from the Los Angeles region. We believe that the iconic beaches of Santa Monica are a beautiful and important location to try out this restoration project, which utilizes existing sand to transform a portion of the beach into a sustainable coastal strand and foredune habitat complex resilient to sea level rise and wave erosion.



This demonstration site will provide not only a scientific basis to develop guidelines and protocols but an integrated, locally-based program for increasing the usefulness of natural environments in a developed area. It will evaluate “soft” low-cost natural shore protection from sea-level rise and storms while providing public benefits and enhancing natural resource values.

Design aspects feature curved, flowing, low-lying fence lines, a path through the restoration area, and an unenclosed perimeter along the water’s edge. Many of these design components were incorporated to minimize disturbance, and even enhance your interaction with the beach. The site allows visitors to continue to recreate as well as enjoy the local native flora and fauna that are absent along the groomed beaches of the Santa Monica Bay.

For more info, visit the The Santa Monica Beach Restoration Pilot Project Website.
Local Holywood Celebrity Tabloid Website TMZ just declared this breaking news: "Surfing Exploding During Pandemic Shops Can't Keep Boards In Stock!!!".

"Shreddin' the gnar is taking off during the pandemic," claim the TMZ Sportsdivision of TMZ, "surfing has EXPLODED while people try to have fun while social distancing!!!"

TMZ supposedly called a bunch of shops and "each one told us the demand has been so huge, they can't keep boards in stock!!"

But most of us don't consider Costco to be a surf shop.


A fully stocked surf shop prior to the pandemic.


But to be fair, they also got quotes from a couple surfboard company reps saying salesmen type things that reps usually say, like "Surfing has doubled this year because it's a social distancing activity and it's free."

You can read thier full-on awesome news report HERE!!!!!
Photo: LACoFireAirOps


On Saturday night, around 8PM, a brush fire started just East of the Topanga-PCH Intersection. Prime brush with no heavy recent burn history but light winds and moderate temps. The fire was put out by 9PM, and reports said it burned up 1 acre.



There are more sharks in the water off the coast of Southern California than ever before, according to CSULB's Shark Lab. “This was a big year,” Dr. Chris Lowe, director of the lab, said. “So, even with COVID, we tagged more sharks this year than we have any other year.”

Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab, which has 120 underwater listening stations from San Luis Obispo to San Diego along the coast of California to track sharks, said its team had tagged 38 sharks, more than triple the number that they were able to tag last year.



Lowe states that usually in the fall the sharks would migrate to the south due to water temperature in Southern California getting cooler, so it's a surprise for researchers to find this year so many sharks are still swimming in the region.

"And the aggregations were larger and stayed around longer than they have past years."

Below is satellite tracks (SPOT tags) of young-of-the-year white sharks tagged in SoCal in 2006-2009. Shows typical winter migrations to Baja.





Photos: CSULB's Shark Lab



Surfline is reporting for Sunday, "Slow start as old SSW swell down in the knee-waist high range at better exposed areas. New, long period SSW swell (210-190) joins in by the afternoon, setting up more waist-stomach high surf at good exposures, with the most size showing late. Light winds through most of the morning, followed by light+/locally moderate onshores in the afternoon. The sea breeze expected to ease in the evening. Swampy 6’+ high tide bogs down most spots mid/later morning."

"Good shot of SSW swell (210-190) fills in further to start the new week — peaking late into Tuesday."

And for Tuesday, "Good shot of SSW swell (210-190) continues into Tuesday, for widespread waist-stomach high surf at summer breaks as focal points go to chest-head high. Those waves will be winding down mid week."



"This swell is a little more selective, but larger, with good breaks in the waist-chest high zone as best long-period S swell magnets go chest-head high+ when the steep angled swell peaks on Thursday-Friday, 22nd-23rd. Those waves ease over the following weekend, but next Sunday still looks fun at well exposed breaks. A smaller dose of new S swell is scheduled for the 26th-28th."


Mike, aka German in Venice, vlogs about daily life in Venice Beach. His newest video is a huge thank you to all the viewers of his videos.

"This video is to thank all my subscribers that support me on my YouTube channel. I hit 40,000 subscribers and I’m really thankful and appreciative. I hope I can entertain you even more in the future. I hope you like this video, thank you very much keep, dreaming and thanks for watching."

If you would like to support German in Venice with some gas money or you want to buy him a coffee, you are welcome to donate to his paypal account: https://paypal.me/germaninvenice