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Photos via The Dude

In case you were wonder what are those markings on the road in several sections of Pacific Coast Highway, they are optical speed bars. According to the California Department of Transportation, "Speed Reduction Markings (also known as Optical Speed Bars) are transverse pavement markings placed with progressively reduced spacing on both edges of the traveled way to create the perception of increased speed. This illusion encourages drivers to slow down as they pass by the markings."

The guidebook also states, "Speed reduction markings should be reserved for unexpected curves and should not be used on long tangent sections of roadway or in locations frequented mainly by local or familiar drivers. Speed reduction markings shall not be used in lanes that do not have a longitudinal line (center line, edge line, or lane line) on both sides of the lane."




Temporary signals now operating at Tuna Canyon Road and SR-1 (Pacific Coast Highway) for left turns onto sothbound PCH. This is an alternate route to avoid the closure on Route 27 (Topanga Canyon) from Grand View Dr to PCH due to the still-active landslide.






An Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory has been declared for all Los Angeles County beaches. The advisory will be in effect at least until 8:00 am, Monday, April 8, 2024. This advisory may be extended depending on further rainfall.
Use the map below to obtain the current water quality status of your favorite beach location. Use your mouse wheel to zoom into a particular location. Click on the marker to identify the sampling location. This map is updated as conditions change.




Boardriders Malibu, located next to Topanga Beach, has permanently closed. The surf shop, which opened in March of 2018, is one of the causalities of the company's “recent acquisition by Authentic Brands Group and resulting restructure”. Boardriders Wholesale LLC is laying off more than 600 workers in California.

Boardriders’ brands include Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, RVCA, DC Shoes, Element, Von Zipper, Honolua and Boardriders’ namesake brand.


More of the hillside slid down onto the road during the storm the hit this weekend (March 30 - 31). A huge boulder fell, and several trees and brushes have now slid onto the road. This is video footage taken on Monday, April 1 of all the new damage.


High surf and hazardous ocean conditions through Monday. Widespread gale force winds with large steep seas across inner and outer waters.

Also expect scattered showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms through Sunday, with potential for brief heavy downpours, gusty winds, and small hail. In addition, there will be gusty W-NW winds 30-50 mph, strongest across coasts, mountains, and deserts.



A cold low pressure system will bring scattered showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms through Sunday. Any thunderstorms that develop will have the potential to produce brief heavy downpours, gusty winds, and small hail. There will be gusty west to northwest winds across the region through Sunday, strongest in the mountains, coasts, and deserts with gusts in the 30 to 50 mph range.


A tour of the massive rock slide that has shut down Topanga Canyon Blvd indefinitely. The road will remain closed from Grand View down to Pacific Coast Highway as it is still active, with rock still sliding down daily. This is the current state of the area affected, filmed on Sunday, March 17th.



For more info on road closures & conditions, Click Here.


As of Thursday, March 14, Topanga Canyon Blvd. is still closed in both directions from Pacific Coast Highway to Grand View Dr. Due to slides. The road will remain closed until further notice.



For more info on road closures & conditions, Click Here.


The infamous Bentley Driving Theives that have been hitting all the surf spots arrested.

Detectives have discovered evidence that there are more victims than previously reported and thus are requesting any information on additional victims, including outside of the City of Los Angeles.

This crew was targeting cars at surf spots, as well as burglarizing homes in the area. At the surf spots, they located hidden key fobs and used key fob amplifiers to open vehicles and remove victims' property. They used sophisticated methods to unlock and access victims' phones. Then used victims' info to make purchases at luxury stores and to send money to additonal suspects through money transfer service applications.

If you have any information regarding these suspects, or any information on additional victims, please contact West Los Angeles Autos Detective Hernandez at 323-369-3156 or email at 39277@lapd.online

Below is the original Heads Up story we posted about these guys:



According to witnesses, the group consist of up to 3 males. They also broken into at least one known vehicle at Sunset Point on Saturday, Mason Brown's Surf Report gave an update about that with some photos:

"Surveillance video of the robbers who broke into Guy's car yesterday!



They eventually pulled into the lot right next to Guy's car and broke in (possibly using a fob scanner). Guy saw them just as they were finishing and they peeled out."



Their worst crime... those shorts!!!



Keep an eye out for them!

UPDATE: apparently, this video is from today... they came back to steal again. Hopefully they were unsuccessful! But Guy confirms that those are the culprits!"


As soon as we posted Mason's info to our Instagram Stories on Sunday afternoon, we recieved many messages about the same group:









Mo In The Morning posted a heads up about these guys aand recieved numerious comments about them:









TUESDAY, January 23 UPDATES:











THURSDAY, January 25 UPDATES:



We will keep updating with new information if we can any.


🚧Topanga Cyn Blvd 🚧 Remains closed between Pafic Coast Highway and Town of Topanga. Both lanes are blocked by a rock slide. Duration of closure is unknown. Caltrans estimates the closure will last inton next week.



Marine and Surf Hazards through Friday. High Surf Advisories in effect for the Central Coast with breakers of 10-16 feet. Elevated surf of 4-7 feet for west facing beaches of LA/Ventura counties.


Saturday, March 9, Topanga Canyon Blvd - State Route 27 is *closed* in both directions between Pacific Coast Hwy & Grand View Dr. for slide removal. Duration of closure is unknown.



For more info on road closures & conditions, Click Here.


March 8, 2024

An Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory has been declared for all Los Angeles County beaches. The advisory will be in effect at least until 3:00 pm, Saturday, March 9, 2024. This advisory may be extended depending on further rainfall.


March 6, 2024

An Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory has been declared for all Los Angeles County beaches. The advisory will be in effect at least until 3:00 pm, Saturday, March 9, 2024. This advisory may be extended depending on further rainfall.


A look at the vintage surfboard and memorabilia swap hosted by the Vintage Surfboard Collector Club held at Boardriders on the Malibu / Topanga Beach border.


Topanga Lagoon Restoration Project - DEIR Public Review Meeting 2-24-24


February 21, 2024

An Ocean Water Quality Rain Advisory has been extended for all Los Angeles County beaches. The advisory will be in effect until 6:00 am, Saturday, February 24, 2024. This advisory may be extended depending on further rainfall.

Use the map below to obtain the current water quality status of your favorite beach location. Use your mouse wheel to zoom into a particular location. Click on the marker to identify the sampling location. This map is updated as conditions change.




Westbound lane closed at the 20700 block of Pacific Coast Highway (between Las Flores and Big Rock) due to a big rock slide.