Nothing beats summers in Southern California. The weather is crisp and hot but always carries a nice breeze. The beaches are buzzing with babes, bikes, boards and everything in between. Last weekend we visited one of my favorite shops in Venice Beach – Deus Ex Machina. This rad retail shop carries everything from hand-carved pocket knives to amazing custom motorcycles. This particular weekend they hosted a Surf Swap where surfers from all over brought boards to trade and sell. The back patio was filled with people cracking into cold brews and browsing potential gear. Girls with their own Cali style were talking shop with the best of the boys as local vendors set up booths selling skateboards, hula girls, sunglasses and all the quintessential SoCal accessories.