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March Surf Spot Photos Recap

Here's our monthly recap of links to all the Surf Spot Photo Galleries and Videos we have for the entire month of March. Unfortunately, because of the lack of waves during March, there are only 2 days with surf photo galleries, both are from the Venice Breakwater.

Venice Breakwater

Wednesday 3-27-2019 Gallery Photo #1
Wednesday 3-27-2019 Gallery Photo #2
Thursday 3-28-2019 Photo Gallery

Surf Relik Open Video Qualifiers

Beginning on March 28th Relik will begin accepting video clips from around the globe from which 16 surfers will be chosen as potential competitors. These lucky longboarders will then have their video clips posted online and voted on by the wider surf world, with the even luckier (and talented) top eight place-getters slotted into Round 1 of both the Malibu and Lowers events.

You read that right. Anyone who wants to can submit a clip. Anyone who wants to can vote on their favorite surfer. And that surfer is going to get a shot not only at competing for a slice of the Relik Tour’s record $200,000 purse (first-place prize money upped to $15,000 this year) but a chance to surf Malibu and Lowers with only three other surfers out. Which means that for the first time ever…it could be you.

And two of last season’s winners, Chad Marshall at Malibu and Lindsay Steinriede at Lowers, were both unseeded competitors who came up through an open qualifier round to eventually heft that hefty first-place check at the top of the podium. After surfing round after round of perfect, empty waves. A dream on top of a dream.

To submit your Open Qualifier video clip go to for easy to follow submission guidelines. And do it now: entries close on April 14.

SurfAid Goes To The Surf Ranch & You're Invited To Surf It

SurfAid has added Kelly Slater's Surf Ranch to their line -up of events this year. And you are invited to surf in it.

Here's their press release:

There’s been many amazing firsts at SurfAid - from being founded by the first doctor to set foot in the Mentawai, to the first organization in Indonesia to introduce solar powered drip irrigation to combat malnutrition, to the first time SurfAid reported zero lives lost in our program in Nias.

Now SurfAid is partnering with the Kelly Slater Wave Co. for an entirely different kind of first. On Friday, June 21, the Surf Ranch will be opening its doors for the first ever SurfAid Cup to be held in a wave pool in Lemoore, California.

Yes, we’re talking about that ranch, where miles away from the nearest ocean sits “The Wave.” A 6-foot barreling wave that travels over 2300 feet yielding up to 50 second rides that can be controlled to allow a wave riding experience for surfers of all skill levels. Join us and be among one of the select few given the chance to surf the first wave of its kind, the best man-made wave in the world.

In partnership with WSL and Firewire Surfboards, this surf for SurfAid charity day gives you exclusive access to the world-famous Surf Ranch and the chance to turn your day of surfing into a day of saving lives. 100% of event proceeds will support SurfAid’s Mother and Child Health Programs.

As with all SurfAid Cup events, competitors will be encouraged to fundraise as part of the event efforts. The last surf session of the day will be a bonus session only accessible to the top 6 fundraisers.

Limited space is available, registration will be secured on a first come, first serve basis. Contact to be added to the guest list.

Venice Breakwater - Thursday 3-28-2019

Here are some of the surf photos from Thursday morning at the Venice Breakwater. These photos are from Six12 Media. The link to the complete gallery is down below.

You can find more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

Venice Breakwater - Thursday 3-28-2019 Photo Gallery

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

Wanna see photos from previous days at this and other local surf spots?
Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.

Tour Malibu With Allen Sarlo

Allen Sarlo, Mr Wave Killer, takes host Brad Jacobson on a tour of Malibu.

Please Have Fun Movie Premier

Kevin Jansen's new movie “Please Have Fun” will be premiering this Friday at Mollusk Venice Surf Shop . Film and tunes happening from 7-10! Come on by and enjoy some epic surfing along the coast of California and Portugal

Mollusk Venice Surf Shop
1600 Pacific Avenue
Venice Beach, CA 90291-9998
(310) 396-1969
Store Hours:
Mon to Sun 10am to 6:30pm

Venice Breakwater - Wednesday 3-27-2019

Here's just some of the surf photos from Wednesday morning at the Venice Breakwater. Good waves and a lot of surfers out there. These photos are from Six12 Media. The links to the complete galleries are down below.

You can find over 200 more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in these 2 photo galleries:

Venice Breakwater - Wednesday 3-27-2019 Gallery #1
Venice Breakwater - Wednesday 3-27-2019 Gallery #2

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

Wanna see photos from previous days at this and other local surf spots?
Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.

Mighty Under Dogs Family Surf & Beach Day

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ZJ Boarding House Spring Sale

Spring sale happening this weekend at ZJ Boarding House ! Save up to 70% on Apparel, Bikinis, Wetsuits, & Accessories! Save on Killer deals throughout the entire shop–inside and outside! Parking lot starting at 10am Friday March 22nd-24th and again Friday March 29th-31st.

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

Beck Adler in Mexico

A short video from Beck Adler's recent trip south of the border.

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar Passed Away

Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like “Miserlou” and “Let’s Go Trippin’” earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81.

Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like “Miserlou” and “Let’s Go Trippin’” earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81.

His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dick Dale passed away Saturday night. No other details were available.

Dale liked to say it was he and not the Beach Boys who invented surf music — and some critics have said he was right.

An avid surfer, Dale started building a devoted Los Angeles fan base in the late 1950s with repeated appearances at Newport Beach’s old Rendezvous Ballroom. He played “Miserlou ,” ″The Wedge,” ″Night Rider” and other compositions at wall-rattling volume on a custom-made Fender Stratocaster guitar.

“Miserlou,” which would become his signature song, had been adapted from a Middle Eastern folk tune Dale heard as a child and later transformed into a thundering surf-rock instrumental.

His fingering style was so frenetic that he shredded guitar picks during songs, a technique that forced him to stash spares on his guitar’s body. “Better shred than dead,” he liked to joke, an expression that eventually became the title of a 1997 anthology released by Rhino Records.

Dale said he developed his musical style when he sought to merge the sounds of the crashing ocean waves he heard while surfing with melodies inspired by the rockabilly music he loved.

He pounded rather than plucked the strings of his guitar in a style he said he borrowed from an early musical hero, the great jazz drummer Gene Krupa.

“Dale pioneered a musical genre that Beach Boy Brian Wilson and others would later bring to fruition,” Rolling Stone magazine said in its “Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll” adding “Let’s Go Trippin’” was released in 1961, two months ahead of the Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin.’”

The magazine called Dale’s song “the harbinger of the ’60s surf music craze.”

Although popular around Southern California, Dale might have remained just a cult figure if surfing had not exploded in worldwide popularity during his peak creative years.

When the first of a series of “Beach Party” movies made to cash in on the phenomenon was released in 1963, it included Dick Dale and the Del-Tones performing “Secret Surfing Spot” as teen heartthrob Annette Funicello danced on the beach.

Dale had released his first album, “Surfer’s Choice,” a year earlier. He followed it with four more over the next two years while appearing in several “Beach Party” sequels and other surfer movies.

Other popular Dale songs included “Jungle Fever,” ″Shake-N-Stomp” and “Swingin’ and Surfin’.”

His star dimmed after the Beatles led music’s British invasion onto the pop charts in 1964 and his record label dropped him. His career also was sidelined by a battle with cancer in the 1960s and a serious foot infection in the 1970s that was the result of a surfing injury.

His musical influence was profound and included guitar virtuosos Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan and movie director Quentin Tarantino, who selected Dale’s “Miserlou,” as the theme song of his 1994 film “Pulp Fiction.” That helped pull the guitarist back into the pop-culture spotlight. Dale himself had begun to launch a comeback with the 1987 film “Back to the Beach,” which reunited Funicello and her co-star Frankie Avalon as a middle-aged couple returning to their old surfing haunts. He teamed up with Vaughan to record the classic surf instrumental “Pipeline” for that film, earning the pair a Grammy nomination.

In 1993 he released “Tribal Thunder,” his first album of all new material in nearly 30 years. He followed it with “Unknown Territory” the following year.

Dale continued to tour into his 80s, in part he said to pay the medical bills that advancing age was saddling him with. Having beaten cancer in the 1960s, he suffered a serious recurrence in 2015.

Born Richard Anthony Monsour in Boston on May 4, 1937, Dale moved to Los Angeles with his family in 1954, where he immediately fell in love with surfing and the electric guitar.

As a child, he listened to Lebanese and Polish folk tunes played by his parents. Eventually he graduated to big band, swing, country and rockabilly.

Self-taught on guitar, the left-handed Dale couldn’t afford a custom-made model, so early on he played a standard right-hand guitar upside down and backward. That ended after a meeting with legendary guitar builder Leo Fender, who offered to make Dale his own left-handed model if he’d test a line of guitars and amplifiers Fender was developing.

“I became Leo’s personal guinea pig,” Dale told The Associated Press in 1997. “Anything that came out of the Fender company, I played.”

He played so loudly that he blew up one amplifier after another until a frustrated Fender built him a “Dick Dale Dual Showman” doubled-sized amp. It was a model that would become popular with aspiring Los Angeles guitarists.

As he began to become well known, he began calling himself Dick Dale, explaining years later that a radio disc jockey had suggested it was a better name for a rock star than Richard Monsour.

His surfer buddies had already nicknamed him King of the Surf Guitar, a title he said he initially resisted, fearing it would limit his audience. When the spirit of surfing caught on everywhere, however, he came to embrace the crown.

Dale is survived by his wife, Lana, and a son, James, a drummer who sometimes toured with his father.

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Malibu March 2019 Video

Surf Forecast

The North Pacific is seeing a late season active pattern — taking over after a prolonged period of poor surf in Hawaii and for much of the US West Coast the past six to eight weeks. In the South Pacific, the start of meteorological fall in the Southern Hemisphere (March 1st) has brought an increase in storm activity, which progressed from the Western South Pacific to the Central South Pacific where it currently sits. All of this adds up to improved surf for both Hawaii and California in the shorter term — with a chance for XL swell in Hawaii and for portions of the West Coast as we go deeper into March.

During the next few days, the primary reason we’ll see better surf for Hawaii and California will be due to an improvement in local winds. Both regions have seen persistent onshore flow and cooler-than-normal temps for the past month, with nearby low pressure generally the culprit behind that onshore flow. As high pressure weakens north of the Islands during the back half of the week into the early weekend, trades should relax and shift to a more east-northeast to east direction, with generally clean conditions along northern shores.

Fun to mid-size swells from the northwest prevail during that time — so whether you’re surfing or watching the cams from afar, entertainment value will be there. However, keep an eye out for a wind shift as we move through the weekend with deteriorating conditions and eventually a much more significant swell (more on that in a second).

For California, strengthening high pressure over the western US will lead to an extended stretch of mild, sunny weather and favorable wind. By the weekend, temps should be above seasonal average for the first time since mid-January — many areas seeing morning offshore flow and a mix of swells running. Mid-size northwest swell will show strongest for areas north of Point Conception, but enough energy will get around the corner into Southern California for something to ride, while the best-exposed winter breaks should be fun.

We’ll also have a modest, fun-sized southerly swell in the mix, strongest through the south facing spots of Southern California. This swell is starting to slowly filter in now from a more southwest direction and will shift south-southwest later this week and weekend thanks to storm activity in the South Pacific that happened seven to ten days ago. We’ve seen good waves at locales well South of the Border in the past couple days, which is a solid indication that the southerly swell is on the way.

SoCal beachbreaks should be a good option Friday through the weekend off the mix of swells coupled with favorable wind and pleasant weather. Be sure to pack some neoprene, though: while air temps will warm this weekend, water temps are still quite cool and breezy northwest flow along the coast Tuesday-Wednesday – and resultant upwelling – cooled things further. Northern California breaks are in the lower 50s, while SoCal breaks are generally in the mid 50s.

One thing to watch out for: there is some uncertainty on how deep into next week the favorable conditions will continue for California. Just a couple days ago it looked like it could be most of the week, especially for Southern California. However, the latest model guidance shows the potential for onshore flow and precipitation to return by the middle of next week. We’ll need to work the details out in the next few days, but the bottom line is that late this week and this weekend look good for wind and weather, so take advantage of it while it’s here.

Going into the longer range we continue to watch for a stronger storm pattern to develop in the western North Pacific and eventually stretch into the central and eastern NPAC. The climate models started to advertise this shift during the back half of February, and it’s been on the long-range weather charts for a couple of weeks now as well. Under this pattern, we expect to see solid to potentially XL swell for both Hawaii and California during the back half of the month, with these swells also more ‘westerly’ for California. Again, there is some uncertainty on the specific details for size and timing of these potential swells, but confidence is slowly increasing on those variables.

Red Bull Switchboard

On March 23, Red Bull and 300 college students will be embarking on a unique road trip from the beach to the snow, for the ultimate “California Dream Day.”

They’ll begin the day by picking students at several local colleges, including Santa Monica College and USC, then heading down to Huntington Beach for an early morning surf, and then hop a bus up to Big Bear for a shred session at Big Bear Mountain Resort’s Red Bull Plaza.

Open to all college students, it’ll be a chance to experience something that makes Southern California such an awesome place to live: surfing and snowboarding in the same day.

The $35 ticket includes transportation to/from several Southern California college campuses, as well as some food and, of course, a Big Bear lift ticket.

Students will also be joined by Red Bull athletes to further elevate this one-of-a-kind experience. The whole event is expected to last about 12 hours.

It’ll be a day for SoCal college-aged surfers and snowboarders to really push the limits of what’s possible in the Golden State.

Check out the Red Bull site for all the details about pick-up times and locations, as well as purchase tickets. They are only $35. Space is limited to 300 people.