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Thanksgiving Surfing

  • Venice Breakwater

    Venice, Venice, CA (map)

    33.986360 -118.474160

  • For all of us LA transplants who aren't going home for the holiday, and for anyone else, let's surf! Venice is a fairly tame spot so don't be afraid to come out if you're a beginner. 

    Please RSVP only if you're really coming. Also, if this is too small due to the holiday (i.e., under 4-5 people) I reserve the right to cancel it. Sorry. 

    We'll be meeting at the circle, at the end of Windward Ave. This is basically at the intersection of Windward Ave and Ocean Front Walk. However, we will be near the beach where the giant grass circle is. Look at google maps in satellite view if you'd like to see the exact spot. We'll wait until about 8:45 for everyone to show up and then head down to the water.

    For anyone who will be late - we will likely be surfing directly out from the circle, somewhat near the rock jetty. Look for the small, blue 'SMS' flag that I will be "installing" in the sand. See my pictures if you want to know what the flag looks like ahead of time. You'll find us in the water somewhere near the flag. The flag is small though, and we will likely drift in the water so I always recommend being on time if you don't know what some of us look like.

    There's free street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods, but if you do use metered parking, I suggest you put in enough money for a couple hours and avoid the 1 hour parking spots. We gotta enjoy this morning!

    See you soon!


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  • Ryan

    Hey guys, tomorrow is going to be a big day with some spots such as El Porto hitting 10 ft later in the day. Additionally, it is supposed to rain. As such, I'm leaning toward canceling this meetup. Any thoughts?

    November 27, 2013

    • Ryan


      Given, the low RSVP count, bad weather, and most importantly the big waves, I'm canceling this meetup. I like to hold meetups when I can get 15-25 people out in the water on a nice, easy day. Most of the meetup attendees are beginners so it's best to host meetups when the waves don't potentially put them in danger. However, for all of you who are intermediate/advanced surfers, I will be surfing with a couple friends at a different spot tomorrow morning. Feel free to text me at[masked] or email me back if you'd like to join in. I apologize for this inconvenience. You should see many more meetups on weekends starting in 2014. Ryan

      November 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm down for anywhere between SM and Manhattan -- my number is[masked], preferably El Porto, but sometimes Dockweiler is good, esp if it's big everywhere else...

      November 27, 2013


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