Try looking past me in this photo and you'll see something unique to Venice......street basketball. Well, I'm not sure if its unique to Venice but you can bet that you'll be treated to some of the best urban basketballer's Los Angeles has to offer. This is the spot where the Woody Harrelson movie "White Men Can't Jump" was filmed.
Equipment: Bring your ball and bring your game...because if you aren't on the ball these guys will tear you up.
This is more watching Sports rather then participating in it .
Many Sports activities were available here at the Parks and Recreation center of Venice or Venice Beach. For example
Equipment: In this Venice Beach Recreation area most
equipment is available.
This looks like Handball ,I think it is .
What I could see was a person htting a small ball against the wall over and over
It looked like a lot of fun ,I should try that some day.
Equipment: I guess a small ball and good gloves for your hands will do it.
It is a lot of fun to cycle along Venice Beach. In fact you can go beyond Venice. Seems you get carried away and just keep going then you realise how far you have gone, meaning you must cycle back to where you began!
There are places to hire cycles, and they have all shapes and sizes, really!!!
Equipment: They provide the cycles, whatever shape you want!
If you are a surf accionado, Venice Beach actually offers some decent surfing near the Pier where Washington Blvd hits the Pacific, and also at 1st jetty where Venice Blvd hits the ocean. The waves are pretty decent and unlike most Santa Monica Bay beaches, the water is quite shallow for a long ways out. Both of these spots are pretty easy surf spots. Even I, who sucks at surfing, get a few rides in . Water temperature in the Santa Monica Bay is never really that warm. In June it's about 65 degrees. Later in the summer you MIGHT get up to about 70-72. That's fine for me, but some people feel it's too cold for swimming etc. You'd also be surprised to learn that Venice is among the cleaner beaches in the urban area along with Marina Del Rey Peninsula Beaches and a few others. Check out the beach report card at healthebay.org
Venice beach is known for its basketball. Not only do they have popular tournaments here, the pick up games are also very competitive. These courts were made popular by the movie white men cant jump. during the day theyre kinda empty but on the weekends these things are full. They are located right next to the boardwalk, in between the paddle tennis courts and the small skate park.
Venice beach also has a small skate park kinda thing. It has rails and tabletops and awhole bunch of other things that you can skate. These are located next to the basketball courts in front of the graffitied sea wall. Make sure you bring your skills cuz lots of people are watching...
A beautiful Skateboarding Park is here .
There were many people using this great Park very young ones and also adults
It was great to watch .
In the picture a young man in action.