2000s to Today
Malibu’s beaches become a major spot for beginner surfers. The vibe becomes a throwback to the fun-loving 1960s.
Jefferson Wagner, or “Zuma Jay,” is elected Malibu’s mayor.
Oct. 9, 2010
Malibu’s Surfrider Beach is dedicated as the first World Surfing Reserve, chosen for its great waves and its key role in creating modern surf culture.
In August Hurricane Marie creates the largest surf since the 1970s with swells of 10 to 15 ft. The huge waves draw crowds to the beach and surfers to the water including local surf legends such as Laird Hamilton.