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TONIGHT: Come on out and hang with Captain Lizzy at the Patagonia Santa Monica store as she reads from her new book: Swell , and talks about the last 20,000 miles of adventure on the open ocean! Limited edition posters for the first 50 folks who purchase the book, pints for donation, and friends from Surfrider LA and The Brave Kind will be rounding the party out. Don’t miss it! Doors open at 7!

The magnitude-5.3 earthquake that rattled Southern California was the strongest in the region in several years, but it did not produce any tsunami warnings.

The quake was far too weak to generate a tsunami, said Chris Popham, lead oceanographer for the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska. Generally, earthquakes of a magnitude 7 or above are those that cause concern, he said.

Additionally, the earthquake occurred on a strike-slip fault, in which the faults are generally moving in a horizontal direction.

The worst tsunamis tend to occur on a different type of system, known as a subduction zone earthquake, in which faults produce a great deal of vertical motion. Subduction zone earthquakes are the kind that produced massive, deadly flooding in Japan in 2011 and happened off the coast of Oregon and Washington states in 1700.

There are, however, scenarios in which earthquakes in Southern California do cause significant tsunamis.

A study published in 2015 by U.S. Geological Survey and UC Riverside scientists found that tsunami wave heights could approach as high as 20 feet in the Ventura Harbor and Channel Islands Beach area near Oxnard. That study focused on on a hypothetical scenario in which a magnitude-7.7 earthquake begins nine miles under the Earth's surface, under the mountains northeast of Santa Barbara.

Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson said an offshore earthquake in 1812 caused a tsunami of perhaps 3 feet tall in the Ventura area. But because recorded history in California is so short, scientists don't have too much documented information of how big tsunamis have been.

It's Earth Month in Malibu! You can help keep plastic pollution out of the environment!

Drop off your polystyrene foam and used wetsuits in the upper parking lot of Malibu City Hall to be recycled. Sustainable Surf 's Waste to Waves program will use the polystyrene foam to make surfboard blanks and upcycle the wetsuits into Suga yoga mats. Malibu City celebrates five years partnership with the non-profit Sustainable Surf by expanding into wetsuit collection.

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The Bodega Boarder Crew Podcast is back with legendary shaper Scott Anderson ( Anderson Surfboards ) talking about growing up in Santa Monica, shaping his first board and why he still loves what he does.

On Saturday, The Mighty Under Dogs held there 2nd Annual March MUDness Surf Therapy event at Surfrider Beach in Malibu. These photos are from Becca Noland

The Mighty Under Dogs just uploaded this video from their 1st annual Henry Stern Surf Therapy Event in Malibu, CA., held back on October 14th, 2017.
Boardriders Malibu is now open! An establishment paying homage to the roots of surf culture while looking to the future for tomorrows progression. Located on the point of historic Topanga Beach, the walls provide a sanctuary for like minded individuals world-wide.

first batch of Troy Elmore boards have arrived... 5’4 Twin Keel Fish to 10’ Single Fin Log and everything in between...

For a glimpse into Topanga’s yesterday-years, come by and pick up a copy of Paul Lovas’s “Topanga Beach Experience”
Come get your chill on... Stocked fridge with coldies for YOU..! Come by and soak up some California viberations and enjoy a delicious brew...on the house.
Friends don’t let friends get bad hair cuts..! The Boardriders Barber Shop is taking appointments and accepting walk ins... Look and feel your best..! One stop shop..!

Boardriders Malibu
18820 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca 80265
310 - 359 - 8274
WNW Swell Mid Week; S Swell Late Week
Surf heights for the California coast Tuesday morning.

Modest W/WNW swell, small SSW/S swell for mid week
WNW swell drops out late week, S swell bumps up
Morning winds are best; some areas onshore all day
Very active longer range outlook for Pacific basin

The big swell drought continues, but there are some smaller waves out there being surfed. Here's Easter morning at the Venice Pier on Friday morning, between storms. These were shot by Six12 Media

There are some more photos, all full size and in high-resolution, in the Venice Pier - Sunday 4-1-2018 Gallery.

Wanna see photos from previous days at this and other surf spots?
Click Surf Spot Galleries for a list of past days.