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Check out this rad short film about Bay Street Boards. Itwas featured in Yelp's Reel Local Film Festival, and even managed to win the top prize for Los Angeles.

Photos by Six12 Media

Local surfers and skaters gathered Saturday at the Venice Breakwater for a paddle-out in memory of Brian Zarate, who along with his trusty pit bull Marisol died in a car crash on Jan. 30 at Centinela Avenue and Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica.

Zarate was a bulwark of Venice’s surf and skate community who played Montoya in Stacy Peralta’s 2005 film “Lords of Dogtown.” He also wrote and starred in the 2013 film “History of Myth,” which received Best Short Film honors at The Other Venice Film Festival.

A mural of Brian was painted on the graffiti wall by Doug Smith, and several large photo collages of Brian were on display.

“Surfing and laughter — that is what we did best together. No one could make me laugh like he could,” said childhood surfing buddy Josh “Bagel” Klassman, Zarate’s best friend for 33 years. Josh was one of several of Brian's friends that took to the mic and told stories of their friendship.

A paddle out on the north side of the Breakwater followed.

This is just a small portion of the photos. Check out the Brian Zarate Paddle Out Photo Gallery to see all the photos.

Ocean Park Sound System is heading back to the Cock'n Bull on Lincoln for another night grooving. Saturday, February 27 at 8pm.

Check out the video below of them performing live at the Ocean Park Surf Contest.

These were shot after the Brian Zarate Memorial & Paddle Out , when everyone who paddled out was coming back in.

Check out a bunch more photos on Breakwater - Saturday 2-13-2016 Photo Gallery.

An big swell Friday at the Venice Breakwater. Here's some of the epic photos by Steve Christensen Photo

Check out a bunch more photos on Steve Christensen Photo. If you were out there, there's probably a shot of you on his site. Check them, buy a print!

A large, long period west-northwest swell originating from a storm in the Gulf of Alaska will bring high surf to many west and northwest-facing beaches in southwest California through Sunday. Surf will peak tonight through Saturday. A High Surf Advisory is in effect through Sunday for many west and northwest facing beaches from San Luis Obispo County southward to LA County. Additional beach erosion will be possible, especially on the Central Coast. Dangerous rip currents and sneaker waves can also be expected. Swimmers and inexperienced surfers should stay out of the water. Beachgoers should also stay off of rock walls and jetties. Also remember to never turn your back on the ocean.

86 degrees on Wednesday and 90 on Friday

Join Pro Sup Shop for the Moonlight paddle every Wednesday and Friday night at 7pm!!

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Saturday April 16, 2016 / Paradise Cove, Malibu CA

Join Los Angeles Waterkeeper for an incredible day at Paradise Cove in Malibu for the 5th annual Stand-Up For Clean Water paddleboard race.

Hundreds of clean water supporters and outdoor enthusiasts will gather to participate in paddleboard races, board demos and enjoy a day on the beach with friends and family to benefit LA Waterkeeper's mission to protect our waterways from pollution and harm.

Additional details & sponsor info:

Event activities will include:

SUP Races
Board demos
Beach Party & Awards Ceremony
Food and Drinks
Live Music
Raffle and silent auction on the beach.

Super Bowl Sunday at the Venice Pier. Photos is by Steve Christensen.

Check out Steve's site for his complete gallery of surfing photos at Steve Christensen Photo Venice Beach Gallery. Buy a print!