Malibu is known for its ritzy private beaches and famous spots like Malibu Point and Zuma. But on the other side of town, across the street from the biker haven Neptune’s Net, sits County Line.
County Line is a little rougher around the edges than the more famous spots in Malibu. But despite its edgier feel and vibe, the spot is full of everything from local rippers, stand up paddlers, pros, beginners, body boarders, beach bums and every kind of human on the planet. Anyone that enjoys the ocean and lives in LA eventually ends up at County Line at some point.
Last week, a bunch of locals banded together to throw a contest appropriately named the Not So Classic. Every contest is called the “insert famous beach name here” Classic, and we figured we are the opposite of that, so the name stuck. What was originally meant to be a birthday celebration for two groms and two of the better known older guys in the water morphed into a full blown contest. It started out as a flyer on Instagram because some of the local crew had the same birthday. The contest was just meant to be a joke and a fun way to get everyone together.