Category Archives: Surfing in Venice

Body Found in Waters off Venice Beach


Local surfers discovered the body of a man, possibly in his 20s, floating in the waters off Venice Beach this morning.

“At about 11am at 18th Ave in Venice Beach a surfer reported seeing a dead body floating offshore,” said Lidia Barillas, an Ocean Lifeguard Specialist with the Lifeguard Division County of Los Angeles Fire Department

Barillas said lifeguards confirmed the report and the lifeguard boat Baywatch Del Rey responded with the LA County Sheriff’s Department.   The body was transported to the Sheriff’s dock in Marina Del Rey where it was picked up by the LA County Coroner.

Shortly after he finished up his morning surf, Ethan Lovell received this text from fellow surfer Doug Michaels which read, “…right after you guys got out a body came floating around the Breakwater near the lineup, gnarly…”


Wind, Waves, and High Surf Warnings for Venice Beach


It is a blustery morning in Venice and a high surf advisory is in effect until 6:00 am tomorrow morning. While this may be music to local surfer’s ears,  the high surf and rip currents will make swimming and rock jetties dangerous.

Remember, if you are caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the shore until you are free of the current, and always swim near a lifeguard.

We are guessing Venice Beach surfer Beck Adler will be happy about the waves…

Catching Air for Leap Day

Pictures Courtesy:  Steve Christensen Photo


The National Weather Service issued a high surf warning for the weekend and a bunch of locals, including actor Yves Bright and award winning director Ace Norton, made the most of the swells.

Photographer Steve Christensen was out by the Pier catching the action.

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Venice local Ace Norton rides a wave
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Yves Bright surfing the high swells at Venice Beach

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Hot Sun, Big Waves, Roll On Weekend

Photo courtesy: Steve Christensen Photo


High surf will pound the coastline in Los Angeles and Orange counties today amid persisting high temperatures. A high surf advisory issued by the National Weather Service is in effect
in both Los Angeles an Orange counties. It will expire at 9 a.m. Sunday in L.A. County and 8 p.m. Sunday in Orange County.

L.A County surf will build to between 4 and 8 feet today, then peak at between 5 and 10 feet tonight through Saturday night. In Orange County, forecasters expect surf of between 3 and 6 feet today, 4 to 7 feet by Saturday night.

“A high surf advisory means that high surf and rip currents will make
swimming and rock jetties dangerous,” said an NWS statement.

The NWS forecast sunny weather today and highs of 73 in Newport Beach; 74 in Avalon and Laguna Beach; 75 in Palmdale; 76 in Lancaster, Laguna Beach and San Clemente; 79 at LAX nd on Mount Wilson; 80 in Long Beach; 82 in Irvine; 83 in Anaheim; 84 in downtown L.A. and Fullerton; 85 in Burbank and Saugus; 86
in Mission Viejo and San Gabriel; 87 in Pasadena; 88 in Woodland Hills; and 89 in Yorba Linda.

Temperatures will drop a few degrees Saturday, rise several degrees
Sunday and remain at that level until Wednesday, when a significant cooling trend will begin, entailing drops of 10 degrees and more in many communities, although temperatures will generally remain in the 70s.

-from CNS