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  • Photography by Mr Mark Segal

To its Native American inhabitants, Malibu was known as Humaliwo - "the surf sounds loudly". It's a name that still resonates in this easygoing coastal town, where the sound of crashing waves remains central to the rhythm of life.

The stretch of golden coast that surrounds Malibu, just west of Los Angeles where the Santa Monica mountains drop off into the Pacific, forms the heartlands of the legendary SoCal surf scene. It's a scene that has developed its own characteristic look - one of trucker jackets and skate shoes, short-sleeved shirts thrown on over pulled-down wetsuits, and hair worn long, sun bleached and salt encrusted. With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, MR PORTER headed to Zuma Beach to meet 12 Malibu regulars and see if we couldn't capture a little of this endless summer style. To see more, click through the gallery, above.

Words by Mr Chris Elvidge, Senior Copywriter, MR PORTER
Styling by Mr Dan May, Style Director, MR PORTER

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