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Santa Monica PaddleBoard Race

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The world famous Santa Monica Pier kicks off the summer of 2012 with the Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival, featuring ocean swims, SUP and paddleboard races,  dory competitions, live music and a surfing, lifeguard and paddleboard "museum for the day."

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Kevin Short Interview

Grateful Dead Griffin John Berkey LA Times museum Ocean Inspired paint painter painting Rick Rick Griffin Surfer's Journal

1. What is your name & when did you start painting? My name is Kevin A Short and I started painting as a kid. I come from a creative family, so painting, drawing, and sculpting was just something we did at our house. 2. Why did you start painting? Growing up a California beach rat, I started seeing Rick Griffin’s art. I’d see his Grateful Dead art on album covers, and then his surf posters on telephone poles. I found myself saying, “I want to do that!” So like a lot of surf kids, I doodled and painted waves. Just in time for high school we picked up and moved to New Mexico. Painting became a way for me to daydream about the beach far away. The big turning point for me came when I saw a John Berkey painting on the cover of a book I was reading. I had an “AH HA” moment and realized I could do that for a living.

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Outdoor Surf Movie Night

12 12 Miles North - The Nick Gabalon Story and Come Hell of High Water California California Heritage Museum Come Gabalon Hell Heritage High Miles movie museum Nick Night Night Sesh North Outdoor Outdoor Surf Movie Night Story surf water ZJ Boarding house

Wondering what to do this Friday night? Grab some friends, a blanket, munchies and head down to the California Heritage Museum lawn in Santa Monica at 7.30pm for Night Sesh brought to you by ZJ Boarding HouseEnjoy this a chill outdoor movie night with double features 12 Miles North - The Nick Gabalon Story and Come Hell of High Water. This Friday March 30, 2011

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Museum Quality

Catalina Cole of California LACMA Margit Fellegi museum Ocean Inspired Pacific Standard Time Rudi Gernreich surfboard swim suit vintage

We recently visited the LACMA to see their Pacific Standard Time show. Pacific Standard Time celebrates art in Los Angeles created from 1945 to 1980 and runs until April 2012. We found many pieces of surf and swim wear included in the exhibit at the LACMA include this 1950 polka-dot swimsuit by Cole of California (above) and the 1949 lobster swimsuits by Catalina Sportswear pictured below.

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