Venice Beach is always a must see when in Los Angeles. A stark contrast to Santa Monica, Venice is gritty filled with panhandlers, drug addicts, weed shops, and tourist traps. However there is an amazing surfer lifestyle there. While walking to the beach you will see many tan, salty-haired, and barefoot dudes and dudettes on bikes with their boards getting ready to ride the waves. I walked on to the boardwalk in order to get a different view of the surfers down below. As I waited patiently to get the perfect shot of the surfers, they also waited along with me for the perfect wave to come.