New Year's Resolution Surfing: Venice

  • January 11, 2014 · 8:30 AM
  • Venice Breakwater

Is your New Year's resolution to learn to surf? If your answer is yes, what better time than at the beginning of the year? Well yes, I know it's warmer in the summer but half the year will be gone by then! Get on those resolutions now, and come out Saturday!

I will give a brief tutorial to the beginners, then we'll be off to the water! If you're not new to surfing, come out anyway. Let's make it a great meetup!

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 the morning!

See you soon!


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  • Mahmut

    It was a very well organized group. Ryan and Al gave great tips for us beginners. Despite my first surfing accident, I had great time. Will keep trying and hope to see everyone again.

    1 · January 11, 2014

    • Ryan

      Thanks! Glad you could make it. Hope your head is feeling better.

      1 · January 12, 2014

    • Mahmut

      Feeling much better. Thank you!

      1 · January 13, 2014

  • Jonathan

    Ryan: shoot me an email when you get a chance: [masked]

    January 12, 2014

  • Al M.

    First time getting out after having a baby! Stoked!

    2 · January 7, 2014

    • Jocelyn

      wow!! congrats!

      1 · January 10, 2014

  • Jocelyn

    I would love to join you, but I am a wimp when it comes to cold temperatures....I will see you all in the spring.

    2 · January 10, 2014

  • Melissa

    I can already surf, but havent gone out in many, many months.

    1 · January 9, 2014

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