Hello Brian, you are right that I live close to this beach. The other side of the PCH is where the good hiking trails are in the Santa Monica Mountains. I am discovering the beauty of it all with my camera from a different perspective. Sometimes when the light is right and the at certain times of the year, the ocean looks like Hawaii. Just not as warm. That is why so many love Malibu.
I have learned so much about photography from excellent photographers like yourself here on TE.
Thanks and have a great day,