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Sat. Oct. 19th the ZJ Boarding House Board Swap is Back!! • 10am-5pm • Sell, Buy or Trade your used boards with other local surfers at our parking lot board swap • Killer one day only deals on NEW #boards, wetsuits, & surfing accessories will be happening in the shop all day!

ZJ Boarding House
2619 Main St. Santa Monica, CA
(310) • 392 • 5646
Store Hours:
Mon - Sat 10am - 7pm
Sun 10am - 6pm

Jamie O'Brien & the Buell Wetsuits crew will be at Jacks Santa Monica Shop Saturday, October 5th from 2-5PM

Poster signings | FREE Giveaways | Buell Wetsuit Giveaways | FREE Food | Forehead Signings!

Jacks Surfboards
2012 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Store Hours: Mon-Sun: 10am-8pm

Professional Surfer MALIA WARD will be offering surfing lessons to people of all ages and experience! Whether it is taking a lesson to experience surfing for the first time, or learning to hone your surf craft, spots are now available!

ABOUT MALIA: Malia Ward is one of the top rising stars of the World Surf League, having competed in competitions such as the Newport Classic and Los Cabos Classic. As one of the premiere up-and-coming surfers, Malia has been heavily inspiring the representation of women within the sport. As both a student and professional surfer, Malia has been pushing the boundaries of what it means to be both a superstar and student!

DATE: October 4, 2019
TIME: Session 1: 10AM-12PM, Session 2: 12:30 PM-2:30 PM, Session 3: 3PM-5 PM
COST: $100 for 2 Hour Session
LOCATION: Santa Monica Beach (Exact Location to be Specified Later)
HOW TO BOOK: Please contact Chan Lee at 213-600-2351, or email
EQUIPMENT: Surfboards will be provided by staff of the event, however, items such as wetsuits can be discussed to assist with getting the proper equipment!

As part of the core curriculum within the Lloyd Grief Center for Entrepreneurship within USC, UP TO $500 WILL BE DONATED TO THE NFTE: Network for Teaching Entrepreneursh

Friday and Saturday, October 4th-5th: 3-4’ surf at better combo exposures, plus sets at the best of those breaks.

Morning winds mainly light. SSW swell (200-180) eases, keeping spots with a good southerly view in North LA. NW swell-mix pulses up with knee-waist high+ waves at better winter exposures. Best combo exposed breaks see shoulder high+ peaks/sets around the more favorable tides. High tide around 5′ bogs most areas down during the middle of the day. Winds are light/variable to light offshore in the morning, becoming light+ to moderate from the W in the afternoon.

The Tony Alva Story will be featured at the Other Venice Film Festival on Oct. 5th.

The OVFF is a nonprofit community event dedicated to screening full- length features, short and animated films that embody the spirit, energy and diversity of Venice, California. Filmmakers descended on Venice for two days of film screenings, premieres, sell out crowds, spirited Q&A sessions, panel discussions, local art on display and parties with live music.

The Tony Alva Story
61-years-old Alva, the oldest professional, skateboarder in the world, is considered by many to be the godfather of modern day skateboarding. Alva’s brand of aggression and bravado in the 70’s set the stage for the way skateboarding would be forever defined.

Vans’ The Tony Alva Story chronicles T.A.’s humble beginnings on the streets of Santa Monica to his rise to superstardom as part of the legendary Z-Boys, his inevitable drug-induced implosion and his ultimate rise from the ashes to accept his rightful place as a beacon of hope and inspiration for generations of skateboarders the world over.

Also they will be showing:

Surfing With Sugar
His path to healing came in an unlikely form meeting and rescuing a street dog and future surfing partner Sugar. The two have since become local legends inspiring visitors and locals with their abilities in the waves and their special relationship.His path to healing came in an unlikely form meeting and rescuing a street dog and future surfing partner Sugar. The two have since become local legends inspiring visitors and locals with their abilities in the waves and their special relationship.

Tickets are $15 and available HERE.

Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90291

Check out these surf shots from Tuesday, the first day of October at Santa Monica. These photos were taken by California Mermaid Photography.

You can find higher resolution versions of these and more on :

California Mermaid Photography's Facebook Page

If you were out there, there probably is some cool surfing shots of you, go check them out!

September was a good month for waves at our local spots and we got a ton of surf photos from a bunch of days at different spots, from Venice up to County LIne.

Below is the list of Surf Spots with the days we got photos for during the entire month of September. Each link will take you to the page with a few surf photos and at the bottom of those photos there will be a link to that photographer's gallery where you can find all the surf photos for that day (many times there's well over 100 photos to check out). Most of these photographers offer high-res downloads and prints for sale.

County Line

County Line - Thursday 9-12-2019

Leo Carrillo

Leo Carrillo - Friday 9-6-2019
Leo Carrillo - Sunday 9-8-2019
Leo Carrillo - Sunday Afternoon 9-8-2019
Leo Carrillo - Thursday 9-12-2019
Leo Carrillo - Thursday Afternoon 9-12-2019
Leo Carrillo - Sunday 9-22-2019
Leo Carrillo - Sunday Afternoon 9-22-2019
Leo Carrillo - Monday Afternoon 9-23-2019
Leo Carrillo - Friday 9-27-2019
Leo Carrillo - Saturday 9-28-2019
Leo Carrillo - Saturday Evening 9-28-2019


Zeros - Thursday 9-5-2019
Zeros - Thursday 9-5-2019 Mid-day
Zeros - Thursday Evening 9-5-2019
Zeros - Sunday 9-8-2019
Zeros - Thursday 9-12-2019
Zeros - Tuesday 9-17-2019
Zeros - Saturday 9-28-2019
Zeros - Sunday 9-29-2019


Zuma - Wednesday 9-11-2019


Malibu - Wednesday 9-4-2019
Malibu - Thursday 9-5-2019


Topanga - Monday 9-9-2019
Topanga - Thursday 9-12-2019
Topanga - Friday 9-13-2019
Topanga - Saturday 9-28-2019


Sunset - Thursday 9-5-2015
Sunset - Thursday 9-12-2019

Bay Street

Bay Street - Thursday 9-12-2019

Santa Monica

Santa Monica - Friday 9-13-2019
Santa Monica - Sunday 9-29-2019

Ocean Park

Ocean Park - Sunday 9-8-2019

Venice Breakwater

Venice Breakwater - Tuesday 9-10-2019
Venice Breakwater - Thursday 9-26-2019
Venice Breakwater - Thursday Evening 9-26-2019

Venice Jetty

Venice Jetty - Sunday 9-29-2019

Venice Pier

Venice Pier - Tuesday 9-10-2019
Venice Pier - Wednesday 9-11-2019
Venice Pier - Saturday 9-14-2019
Venice Pier - Sunday 9-15-2019
Venice Pier - Wednesday 9-25-2019
Venice Pier - Sunday 9-29-2019

Wanna see last month's Photo Gallery Recap?
Click August Surf Spot Photos Recap

River Covey at Oceanside, Malibu, and Lower Trestles, California in 2019.

The average water temps as September 30th.