Liquid Force Virago Wakeboard. Ronix Quarter, Krush. It’s clean, full of energy, and keeps a mean side during carves on account of the total curved thumbtail form as well as a triple concave hull. Created with LF’s Sintered GrindBase.

Liquid Force Virago Wakeboard, Ronix

Women's Liquid Force Virago Wakeboard 2021, 142
Women’s Liquid Force
Virago Wakeboard
Women's Liquid Force Virago Wakeboard 2020
Women’s Liquid Force
2020 Virago Wakeboard
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Women’s Obrien Spark

A perfect little sand-and-cobblestone point facing south within easy reach of the huddled millions of the Los Angeles basin, Malibu has its face in the sun and its feet in the tingly cool waters of the Pacific Ocean. The cobblestone point was created by a clear creek where steelhead flourished while there were abalone and lobster on the rocks, fish in the surfline, and it seemed like the sun was always out, the sky always blue. The name of the spot was derived from a Native American tribe, the Chumash, who called the point Humaliwu, meaning literally, “Where the surf sounds loudly.” When the surf is sounding loudly at Malibu, it is one of the prettiest waves anywhere.

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Women’s Ronix Krush
Sf Wakeboard
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Women’s Ronix Quarter
til Midnight Wakeboard
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Women’s Slingshot Valley

Because of its proximity to the City of Angels, Malibu was the original perfect wave, first surfed by Tom Blake and Sam Reid in 1926. They had to sneak onto the point then, because Malibu was still a part of Rancho Malibu, a giant land grant passed from the Tapia family to Boston Brahmin Charles Rindge.

The Rindge clan owned a vast tract of prime Southern California land that was at one time the most valuable piece of private real estate in the United States. Beginning in the early twentieth century, the federal government and then the state of California attempted to manifest their destiny through Rancho Malibu in various forms a lighthouse on Point Dume, a railroad along the coast, and a highway from Oxnard to Santa Monica.

The Rindges loved their property and privacy, and they fought all these intrusions. They kept out the lighthouse and built their own railroad to halt any other line. But by the 1920s, the pressures of population in California overwhelmed the Rindges, and they were forced to sell parcels of the Rancho to pay off the enormous legal bills they ran up fighting the state and federal governments.

The first surfers had to sneak in by sea in 1926, paddling down the coast to get past gunslinging cowboys who rode the fences and kept everyone out. Blake and Reid were the vanguard of many surfers, as the Malibu Colony was one of the first public habitations within Rancho Malibu, and the surf that broke there just to the east would start attracting more devotees out of the 1920s and into the 1930s.

The Roosevelt Highway was officially dedicated in 1929, and as surfing became more popular in the 1940s, the waves at Malibu were perfectly located to provide the alchemy of surfing, from secret thrill to something much bigger.