Lifeguard Station – Venice Beach on 0820 2008

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Venice Lifeguard Station is located on Venice Beach above the jetty. It commands views of the beach north to the Breakwater and past, and south to the Venice fishing pier.

The Lifeguard Station doubles as a polling place where area residents vote, some coming in wet suits before or after surf sessions. A regular, 360? semi-real time view of the beach (it’s a series of still stitched together and regularly updated) is streamed from the lifeguard station for web surfers interested in the surf conditions: LA County Coastal Monitoring Network (Venice Lifeguard Station)

Venice Pier on 0711 2008

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Reopened after severe storm damage a decade ago, the fishing pier’s toilets were blasted off the end by huge waves in December ’05. Gnarley…though no one was in them at the time. A stroll on the pier can make for a lovely constitutional. View fellow strollers, power walkers, people fishing, surfers, lifeguards, sea gulls, bat rays, dolphins and sea lions (if you’re lucky) and get a different perspective on Venice and Los Angeles.

Venice Breakwater on 0211 2008

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Stoked to hang ten on memory lane? Paddle out at the Breakwater. Someone is sure to call you kook in homage to those storied aggro days of the ’70s. Pull the guy’s leash for me, will you?