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Malibu does its Magic at the 2015 MSA Classic Invitational

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Makala Smith at Malibu doing its Malibu thing. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 

When do you ever get Malibu this good all to yourself and three friends at a time? Last weekend, the typically thick line-up at First Point became an empty stage for the solo wave dancers competing at the 2015 MSA Classic Invitational. For anyone who's surfed Malibu's magical point at its best (with the worst of crowds), open space like this is basically flying through the blue skies and fluffy clouds of heaven. The fun waves rolled on all weekend, plus warm water, plus scorching hot weather. Find us under the umbrella shade between heats.

Congrats to the Seeababes who placed in the events: Makala Smith: 3rd in the Women's Logger Pro, Karina Rozunko: 1st in Junior Women, Mele Saili: 2nd in Women 20-34, and Taylor Nelson: 3rd in Women 20-34.

Big thank you and shakas to Erin Ashley for organizing the Women's Logger Pro Event and assembling some of the best lady longboarders around to play together!

All photos by Luki O'Keefe.

Makala Smith got one all the way to the inside, against the backdrop of the pier. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 

Karina Rozunko in the foreground, watching the contest from the top of the stairs. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
Mele Saili drops in. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
Mele Saili on the nose. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
Erin Ashley, aka Worm and the mastermind organizer of the Women's Logger Invitational. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
Queen of Malibu, Kassia Meador. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
Leah Dawson's soul arch. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
Mele Saili in the Tofino. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
One of the guys gets a mini barrel. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
First place winner of the Women's Logger Pro, Lindsey Steinriede-Engle on the wave, Mele Saili paddling out. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
Karina Rozunko ducks into it. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
Frankie Seely in the back and Lindsay Steinriede-Engle in the front. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 

Because it wouldn't be Malibu without party waves. Pals Kassia Meador in the front with Jen Smith right behind her. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
Bobbing and weaving. Kassia Meador and Jen Smith. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
How early you think they got there for this prime parking space? Luki O'Keefe and Karina Rozunko hang out at the van.

Worm Dreams Big: A Tribute to the Benevolent Bad-asses of the Women’s Longboarding Community from SeaLevelTV on Vimeo.


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