The City of Malibu and the Harry Barovsky Memorial Youth Commission present the Malibu Surf Swap, where you can buy, sell, trade or donate surfboards, SUPs, boogie boards, wetsuits, and other beach-related items on Saturday, August 3, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Malibu City Hall (23825 Stuart Ranch Road). Proceeds will benefit the middle and high school athletes on the Malibu Sharks Surf Team.

“Malibu is committed to protecting the environment and is one of the world’s greatest surf cities, so let’s all help reduce waste and plastic pollution and keep those used surfboards and wetsuits out of the landfill while supporting our community’s young surf athletes,” said Mayor Jefferson “Zuma Jay” Wagner.

The event evolved out of “Stokefest,” a surf gear swap that some community members started shortly after the Woolsey Fire. Many residents lost everything in the fire, including surfing and beach gear. Surfing and enjoying the beach are a central part of life in Malibu. The event organizers thought that if people could be able to get back to those activities that bring them joy, exercise and peace, it would offer a valuable way to heal and recover. By bringing people together to help their neighbors, the event also promoted community bonding.

Admission is free. Vendor booths are $25 for a 10 x 10 ft. space and anyone who trades merchandise is asked to pay $10 to the organizer. Vendors and traders are asked to pay in cash. Contact Ted Silverberg at bioted@mac.com or 805-402-3111 to register as a vendor or to donate items to sell at the event. Anyone would like to volunteer for the event can register atwww.MalibuCity.org/volunteers.

Submitted by Matt Myerhoff

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