Huntington Beach also known as “Surf City USA” is one of the largest seaside cities in Orange County and is known for the excellent surfing. Huntington Beach is called “Surf City USA” because of the consistent surf all year long. There are many beautiful sandy beaches and mild climate most of the year. The ocean waves are enhanced by a natural effect cause by the ocean swells around the island of Catalina.
The downtown district includes an active art center, colorful shopping and dining and the International Surfing Museum. It has a very upbeat atmosphere and very popular with the locals as well as tourists. Many events are held throughout the year during both the summer and winter months. Some of the many events held during the year include the U.S. Open of Surfing, volleyball tournaments, Fourth of July Parade, car shows, annual marathon and half marathon races, kite surfing contest and SoCal Independent Film Festival just to name a few.