Home to the Vans US Open of Surfing, Huntington Beach has the most consistent waves (due to its position in relation to Catalina Island to the west and Long Beach to the north) with water often in the 60s.There’s a plethora of young surfer dude instructors too. We rented surfboards and wet suits from Toes on the Nose.Rent a classic beach cruiser and race the seagulls. You’ll feel like a local with this unique perspective of the beach.
And when they learned we were going to visit the beach on the Hollister web cam, they were *beyond excited*.
If surfing seems like a pipe dream, try Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), a fast-growing new sport that originated in Hawaii by photographers wanting to get good pics. You stand up on a specially made over-sized surf board and paddle to propel yourself. Try starting on Mc Kinnon boards (locally made) that are oversized and perfect for beginners.
It’s an overall body workout that specifically works your core muscles. The Huntington Beach Ocean Strand is 10 miles of paved boardwalk that runs the length of the city along the beach.
Fun way to take in the sites and feel part of the surf culture.
My 12-year-old’s perspective Cycling is very fun – but usually we just cycle up and down our boring street. We could cycle for miles on our easy to use beach cruisers, soaking in all the culture of Huntington Beach! On the other side were restaurants, shops and places where you could rent things.