Surfider brings the iconic Malibu back to life

Built in 1953, the Surfrider is a reason to enter the Malibu dream. The iconic motel has been reimagined as a chic surf lodge with 20 airy, light-filled rooms, every one of which has a balcony with a view of the beach.

“We wanted to capture the essence of Malibu and California beach culture,” says co-owner Matthew Goodwin, who grew up surfing this stretch of coastline per Vogue. He is a man who lived this dream as the son of an architect who grew up surfing at First Point across the street.

“Together with his wife, Emma Crowther Goodwin, as creative director, and New York-based business partner Alessandro Zampedri, they’re hoping to infuse a bit of polished California nostalgia back into a space they’re treating as an extended living room for both locals in need of a staycation and visitors alike” reports Goop.

LA-based Croft House and Malibu Market & Design provided the custom furniture with each room featuring reclaimed teak floors, imported tiles, woven overhead lights, and Italian linens.

The Surfrider is a modern California Beach House, inspired by the picturesque Malibu landscape and rich heritage of California surf culture.

Personifying Malibu’s historic beach-town community, the complete redesign of the original 1950s-era motel has transformed The Surfrider into a contemporary boutique hotel that gives guests an unparalleled and elevated visit to Malibu. Regarded is a new standard of relaxed luxury on coastal living Surfrider will kick the holidays blues away in the sun.

All images via thesurfridermalibu.com