Although it's been beautifully clear and sunny, our first week here with my mom has been chilly for here. Highs in the 50s and down into the low 40s at night - and cooler if you go inland. So, while I've been down to the beach on my morning runs, today, when the temperature was noticeably warmer, we actually biked down and spend some time on the sand.
My calculated guess is that these are marbled godwits. The have a long up-curved beak. The Venice Boardwalk is in the background. Here they are bigger. And click to enlarge.
There was a surfing class, but there was no surf. Catalina's in the background.