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The Venice Surf-A-Thon was held at the Venice Pier for the first time in the contest's 23 year history.

Because of street closures in Venice due to that Christmas Marathon, there was a last decision to move the contest from the Breakwater to the Venice Pier. As always, super laid back, no pressure contest, with divisions from Groms, Ladies, the young guns, the old guys, and the really old guys.

Being held alongside the pier this year, it gave the crowd a better spot to cheer on (and heckle) the competitors.

Norm on the nose.

MCing the contest was Donny Wilson & Ger-I Lewis

Matt shooting the pier for some bonus cash.

To see the entire gallery of photos from the contest, CLICK HERE

And the results?

As always, the results were announced at the awards party later in the evening. There were product tosses, live bands, alcohol, etc... Rick Massey's daughters got 1st and 2nd in their division, Zypher Wilson got a trophy or 2 probably, as did Matt Smith. Savanna and Mary took top spots for the Ladies. And....well, Ger-I will possibly release the official results...sometime soon.
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Here's some shots from the Venice Pier by @venicestoke.

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Showcasing surfing and the beaches of Malibu, California from above.

Here's our first set of photos from the 23rd Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon. These were shot by @venicestoke.

Check back in a couple days for full contest coverage and results of the 23rd Annual Venice Surf-A-Thon.

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SOfia B models swimwear at the Venice Breakwater.

Some shots from Saturday at the Venice Pier by Six12 Media .

Want to see these photos and more from this day in full high quality resolution, check out the complete Venice Pier - Saturday 12-10-2016 Photo gallery. And to see more stories from Venice Beach, CLICK HERE.