Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, USA
When you think California surfing, you probably imagine a place just like Huntington Beach, California, USA. Big, crowded, wide open beach with a pier. It can get crowded by the pier, but if it is just walk down the beach a little.
Break Type: Beach
Ambience: Gets crowded but a friendly crowd for the most part. There is a town with food and drink just 1 block from the beach. This is a good beach with kids - lots of places to run and throw sand at each other.
Main Surf Spot: Huntington Beach Pier
Link to current conditions: Surfline
Public Parking: Yes. Park here. There is a parking fee. Or you can find street parking.
Public Showers: Yes. Showers here.
Public Restrooms: Yes. Same location as showers.
Transportation: Need a car.
Nearest Airport: Nearest Airport: Los Angeles (LAX) or Orange County (SNA) - fly into SNA if you can much easier airport then LAX.
Alternative Surf Spots
Down the beach or up the beach....
There are many hotels on the main strip - I usually just due AirBnB here though.
Things To Do With Your Non-surfing Companions
Rent Bikes and Ride the Coastal Trail for Miles: Rent a bike and ride the Huntington Beach Bike Trail.
Go shopping at Balboa Island: Cute little boutique shops and eats.
Visit Seal Beach: Another nice little town with shops and food.