Huntington BeachRate this spot:
|Wave Quality Rating||5|
|Type of Wave||Beach break|
|Direction of Wave||Right|
|Hazards||Rips, Locals, Jellyfish, Stingrays|
The best time to surf is in winter when bigger swells are on offer and the summer crowd are no longer surfing.
This long stretch of beach produces some classic hollow waves when the conditions are right.
You can surf all along the from, the busiest area (and often with the best waves) is around the pier.
Head along Pacific Highway and look for the spray.
The beach is public and is just off the highway. There are several options for parking: all day (around $10-15) in the main lots, hourly (in the lot off of 6th street), or at the meters along PCH and the streets perpendicular to the beach.Equipment Hire
Board rentals all over the place along PCH near the pier.Surf Schools
Most rental places also offer surf lessons. Surf legend Corky Carroll also runs a camp during the summer out of Huntington Beach.When its Flat?
The Sugar Shack Cafe located on Main Street - this restaurant has been serving man-sized breakfasts and lunches for decades. Many surfing legends have fueled themselves there. You find it's great following an early morning session.
Huntington Beach International Surf Museuam located on Olive Street - this is a great little museum and you'll appreciate it when you arrive to find now waves or swell. Then you can go to the museum.
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