The vast open stretch of sand around the Huntington Beach Pier faces due west. That means a lot. It represents the future. Charging ahead. Optimism and the next big thing. HB — as the locals call it — seems like it’s always been where history meets future.
In geographical terms, it also means it catches a lot of different swell rolling off the Pacific.
The city’s been dubbed “Surf City, USA” since it became the land where mainland surf contests were invented, and later, perfected. Much of the surf industry was born and evolved in and around HB, feeding off decades of big summer surf contests and the stars who made their names here. Generation after generation of the world’s best surfers have come here to prove themselves. Or to prove something. For all who did, their names are literally etched in the sidewalks in the Walk of Fame and Hall of Fame along either side of Main Street.The vast open stretch of sand around the Huntington Beach Pier faces due west. That means a lot. It represents the future. Charging ahead. Optimism... Read more