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Recent event covered.12.17.11 The 18th Annual Venice Surf-A-thon. Event coverage by Kevin Hahn

December 17th, 2011 - Venice, California



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A message from Venice Surf-A-Thon founder Ger-I Lewis.

Thank you one and all for making the 18th Annual Venice Surf-A-thon a success

Groms: 1st Justin Fisberg, 2nd Cameron Packem, 3rd Gary Maxwell

Jr Mens: 1st, Cameron Packem, 2nd Johnny Zaugh, 3rd Justin Fishberg Mens: 1st Sal ,T , Nuts, 2nd Off D Lipp, 3rd  Rcr Ekkks.

Longboard: 1st,Tommy C, 2nd Bryan L, 3rd Sheman Way

Master Super Heat: 1st Jeff Shelp, 2nd Johnny Zaugh, 3rd Justin Fishberg

Body Surfing: Johnny Zaughn, Justin Fishberg, Cameron Pakem.

BTW, you kids made history this year by entering in the first ever body surfing heat, way to go! In Service,Ger-I. God Bless. see ya’ll next year!

For more info:  Visit Geri- I Lewis’ blog at http://gerilewis.wordpress.com/ :

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Award Ceremony photos by Kevin Hahn

For more photos, visit Kevin Hahn on facebook
For more photos, visit Kevin Hahn on facebook
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By the way, check out Ger-I Lewis book “1978″. It is a must read!

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Review by Venice Paparazzi’s Alex Stowell

Ger-I Lewis, born Todd Hessel, is one accomplished guy. This Dogtown/Suicidal family member founded the Venice Surf and Skate Association, The Venice Surf-a-thon, and was instrumental in getting the Venice skate park built. An Army veteran and Judo player, Ger-I plays music in The Venice All Stars and Frontside Grind. Furthermore, he is a father, speaks fluent Japanese, is an accomplished waterman/lifeguard and holds a B.A. from CSULA. Wow! what a resume. But that is not all. Ger-i is also a published author.

Why am I telling you all this? Because I recently read a book that he wrote, and it is exceptional! I mean seriously, it is a kick ass read! It is called 1978 and is Ger-Iʼs personal memoir of the exploding LA punk rock scene. Full of Venice and Hollywood imagery and told in a candid eloquent manner, this book is a must read for all Venetians, music fans, historians and just about everyone else. So, as it is the holidays pick up a copy for someone and give them a piece of history written by someone who was there.

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This Ep includes the classic surf tune “Pray for Surf” as well as the nasty outro (not on Welcome to Venice Lp) “Jap Ho” . The one the only Front Side Grind! Venice! $6.00 including shipping!

To buy a copy of 1978 or to pick Frontside Grindʼs EP “Pray for Surf” contact Ger-i at Gerilewis001@gmail.com, call him at 310.902.6541 or go to gerilewis.wordpress.com

 

 

 

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