In just a few days, the 26th Annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon will begin! Held on the sands of Zuma Beach in Malibu, the Nautica Malibu Triathlon is one of the nation’s most iconic triathlons. The excitement is building in Malibu and it will continue to elevate as thousands of phenomenal athletes arrive in preparation for the big event.

We’re honored to be the temporary home for many of the participants this week and throughout the weekend, and we plan to take great care of them! As always, we’ll have both in-room and in-spa treatments available, and we’ll be offering a special Triathlon Menu featuring carb-friendly dinners and protein-filled breakfasts. We’ll also have breakfast available to-go. Best of all, guests and outside patrons who order from this menu will receive 15% off their entire bill. 

We’ll be hosting a private Opening Party at Carbon Beach Club on Friday, September 14 and we couldn’t be more excited! We’ve had the honor of hosting this event for several years now, and it’s always such an amazing opportunity for participants to connect with one another and get geared up for the race. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served and chair massages will be available, courtesy of CURE SPA. This event is private to invited guests only.

The Herbalife International Distance race will be held on Saturday, September 15 and will feature a 1.5K Pacific Ocean swim, a 40K out-and-back bike course along the Pacific Coast Highway and a 10K out-and-back run course on pavement and blacktop along the sands of Zuma Beach. 

The Classic Distance race will be held on Sunday, September 16 and will feature a half-mile ocean swim, an 18 mile out-and-back bike course and a 4-mile out-and-back run course. The course goes through some of the most beautiful roads in Malibu, with spectacular views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. 

Both events will be held rain or shine, and spectators are welcome! We hope to see you there!

For more information, see the Nautica Malibu Triathlon website. Photos courtesy of the Nautica Malibu Triathlon website. 

Have any plans for Memorial Day yet? Come on out to the beach and join us for a delicious Hawaiian BBQ at Carbon Beach Club! Enjoy the gorgeous weather and beautiful ocean views while sinking your teeth into mouth-watering dishes like Coconut Popcorn Shrimp, Char Siu Mahi Mahi, Papaya Salad, Hawaiian BBQ Chicken and of course, Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Coconut Panna Cotta.  

This special menu will be offered from 11am–3:30pm in addition to our regular Brunch and Lunch menus. All items will be offered a la carte, so you can pick your favorites or enjoy a full BBQ feast.

Carbon Beach Club is located in the Malibu Beach Inn, located at 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy. Learn more at or call 310.456.6444 for reservations.

If you love luscious food, sumptuous wine, gorgeous Pacific views and the soothing soundtrack of ocean waves, there’s only one place for you to be next Tuesday night…

Join us at Carbon Beach Club for a delicious five-course dinner complimented by a delightful selection of wines from Flowers Vineyard & Winery, including the following:

  • Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
  • Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge Chardonnay (single vineyard)
  • Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
  • Flowers Seaview Ridge Pinot Noir (single vineyard)
  • Flowers Perenial (red blend)

Flowers’ wines are absolutely exquisite… a must-try for any wine lover. Perched on top of soaring coastal ridges that border the Pacific Ocean, Flowers’ estate vineyards were some of the first planted on the “extreme” Sonoma Coast  back in the early 90’s. The vineyards rise up from these rugged cliffs at elevations of 1,150 to 1,875 feet, which gives them their “extreme” reputation. 

This rugged terrian and proximity to the ocean benefits the grapes greatly, as it provides cool daytime breezes and bright sunny days to ensure proper ripening as well as contrasting chilly evening fogs to guarantee lively acidity for freshness in the finished wines. Of course, we also love that Flowers meticulously farms their estate vineyards using sustainable and organic farming practices. The result is absolutely refined, delightfully fragrant wines that leave you wanting more. 

These distinctive wines will be paired with five beautiful and delectable courses prepared by Carbon Beach Club’s Chef de Cuisine Victor Morales, including the following:

  • Foie Gras with super sweet corn, crisp bacon, vanilla bean, citrus notes
  • New Zealand John Dory Fish with papas canarias, salsa verdi, pickled ramps
  • Tea Smoked Duck, goat cheese polenta, macerated blueberries, baby mache, crispy duck leg
  • Duo Plate: Colorado Lamb Loin, morel mushrooms, root vegetable gratin, lamb reduction / Veal Cheek, liquid parsnip, bing cherries, collard greens, onion pearls
  • Chocolate Lava Cake with burnt orange caramel, five spice gelato

For a complete Pairing Menu and pricing information, please refer to the bottom-middle image above. For more information or to make a reservation, please call us at 310.456.6444. 

Thank you to Flowers Vineyard & Winery for their partnership and support!

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