venice breakwater

Venice Breakwater

by doglord

Pacific Ocean & Windward Ave.
Venice’s busiest surf break has a bit of a reputation for being home to a bunch of aggro dudes who still want to know where you went to high school. Thankfully, said morons don’t exactly rule the roost here anymore — there are just too many surfers.


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  1. 1 VBWL on May 19, 2010 11:08 pm

    Gentrification has taken its toll on Venice, including the Breakwater. Today, it’s a virtual free for all with “locals” coming out only periodically and trying to enforce when it gets good (mostly winter). In recent years, most have headed to the pier area. It’s funny to see the periodic barking (but not much bite) though and recently a “local” guy was yelling at a “newbie” and got called out of the water to resolve the issue. Surprisingly, the “local” guy (you know who you are) backed down and decided it was better to shut up instead of fight it out on the beach. In the 70s & 80s, if you did not live in Venice you would be told to get out of the water or risk being physically removed. I remember kids coming from Culver City (having taken the bus) being told at the water’s edge that they could not surf here. Years of surfing other places and around the world teaches you to just relax and enjoy the magic of the ocean. We’re all just visiting anyway, and like a scratch in the sand, the advancing tide will eliminate evidence of your presence eventually. Peace.




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