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A few waves this morning at the Venice Breakwater. These photos shot by Six12 Media.

There's a few more shots in the complete Venice Breakwater - Thursday 5-4-2017 Gallery.

The high winds are gone and there were some waves this morning. These photos shot by Six12 Media.

There's a few more shots in the complete Venice Pier - Thursday 5-4-2017 Gallery.

There will be waves all weekend... come join the fun, test drive one of the many Channel Islands Surfboards that rip Curl Malibu will have on hand at the shop.

Rip Curl Malibu
23705 West Malibu RD, Suite 100
Malibu, CA
Join Surfrider and The Standard Hollywood for a special screening of DISTANCE BETWEEN DREAMS, a new documentary in which the most historic year in big wave surfing comes to life through the eyes of Ian Walsh as he sets out to progress surfing to unimaginable heights.

This event marks the official partnership between the Surfrider Foundation and the Standard Hotel - a company that is committed to developing and adopting ocean friendly business practices throughout their hotels.

Tickets are $12 and seating is limited - Eventbrite Link

All proceeds will go to the West LA / Malibu chapter .

Doors at 7pm - screening at 8pm.

Come enjoy cocktails on the Sunset Strip and take in this outstanding surf film presented by Red Bull Media House.

In every community there's a person that is adored by everyone. In Venice it's Guy Okazaki. Guy moved to Venice in the late 50's and has been here ever since. He's seen all kinds of changes and welcomes all walks of life. A master surfboard shaper and craftsman is what pays his bills but at the end of the day Guy just wants to surf. Please enjoy Foam.

A short film by Mike Pagan and Damien Fahrenfort.

SUP & Paddleboard Races

Tracing its roots back to the 1930’s Santa Monica Pier paddleboard races – some of the first in the world – this iconic event offers epic competition and family friendly entertainment. Courses start and finish on the sand immediately south of the Pier and there are many ways to compete - Fun Paddle, Long Course, Elite Race, SUP / Paddleboard Knockout and ocean swimming events. On the Pier Deck and beach, participants and spectators will enjoy the Ocean Festival featuring live music, Polynesian dancing, food, drinks and a one of-a-kind surf history museum.

Celebrating and honoring the birthplace of Southern California's iconic beach culture through competition, awareness and entertainment.

Not ready to compete? Join in on the festivities and enjoy front row seats to this incredible athletic performance! Thanks to our beautiful city and awesome sponsors, it’s FREE.

Cash prizes will be a minimum of $15,000. To challenge for the money, enter the Elite Race and the Clif Bar SUP / Paddleboard Knockout.

Event Registration

Sat, Jun 10, 2017, 6:00 AM
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401
$100 off new Gopro when you trade in an old one.

Gorpo has this deal running for a limited time: $100 off a Hero5 Black or Hero5 Session when you trade-n ANY old Gopro.

Dented, dinged, destroyed? No problem, they accept it in any condition.

Send in any old GoPro, they cover the shipping. Once they receive your old GoPro, they will ship your new HERO5. HERO5 Black $299.99, HERO5 Session $249.99 Link: Gorpo Trade-In


How does the Trade-Up Program work? How do I enroll?
To participate, simply visit the Trade-Up website and follow the opt-in instructions. Participants will be asked to enter their credit card information, which will initiate a $0 authorization charge (don't worry, you won't be charged until we process your return and ship your new camera), their shipping address, details about the camera they're returning and their preferred HERO5 camera (either HERO5 Black or HERO5 Session).

Once participants have completed to opt-in process, GoPro's fulfillment center will mail a prepaid shipping label that participants can affix to a box to return their old HERO camera. Upon receiving the returned camera, we'll process the appropriate discount and ship your brand new HERO5 camera.

What kind of cameras will you take?
The Trade-Up Program will accept any previous-generation GoPro HERO camera.

Do cameras have to be in working condition?
No. Cameras can be in any condition – working or not – to be eligible for the Trade-Up Program. Cameras can be dead, missing components or even melted in a fire, and we will take them!

Is there a limit to the number of cameras I can return and discounts I can receive?
There is no limit on the number of cameras you can return for the discount. We will offer one discount per camera returned!

Why should I upgrade?
HERO5 cameras are the best we've ever made. They're waterproof without a housing, feature hands-free voice commands, extended battery life, better image stabilization, simplified controls and an overall sleeker design. And when paired with GoPro's new software, they enable the simplest, most powerful mobile storytelling solution yet. Not to mention, we've got some pretty exciting software updates planned for 2017, which can only be unlocked with a HERO5 camera.

What are you planning to do with all the returned cameras? Are you re-using them, or will they be recycled? If so, how?
Cameras will be recycled responsibly via zero landfill and recycling methods appropriate to material type. We will refurbish what we can, and sort, separate and recycle materials based on zero landfill, responsible recycling standards.

How long will the program last? And will there be another one when you release the next generation?
The Trade-Up Program will last for a limited time and determine if and how the program will live on in the future.

Meet Nick Liberato, master of the grill, renowned chef and proud owner of the Venice Whaler. We grabbed the Bar Rescue food consultant and got a sneak peek of his daily life and learn't what makes him smile.

Join Surfrider Ambassador and friend, Cyrus Sutton ( @cyrus_sutton) at the Los Angeles premier of his new film Island Earth. This important documentary explores the challenges of GMOs, modern agriculture, and population growth, by viewing Hawaii as a microcosm for the world’s problems and solutions. This event is free for all lovers of our ocean and planet. Doors open at 7, event starts at 7:30. Live music, brews and bites!

Patagonia Santa Monica
1344 4th Street, Santa Monica