Not sure what happened this past weekend but there was terrible trash at the Venice Pier? It was absolutely disgusting….plastic bags, diapers, candy wrappers, condoms, gross shit. It was worse than the day after a major rain. Guy O. theorized that it was run off from all of the water dumped to put out the fires. Hmmm. It seemed more like a big Cruise ship pulled up to the pier, opened its bilge and dumped its entire content. And the surf sucked too. I paddled out on Saturday because Annika has a friend visiting from England, British Paul, so we had to take him out for his inaugural California surf. Too bad it was so trashy. Welcome to Venice. Fortunately, they surfed up in Ventura yesterday and are heading south later this week, so he’ll get a taste of some good waves, just not here in Venice.