Saturday, August 14, 2010

FREE Events in Huntington Beach

The current economy is causing everyone to "buckle down" on their activities and spending. With that in mind here are some upcoming FREE events going on in Huntington Beach.


~Pier Plaza Surfin' Sunday's Concert~
The Eliminators
The Neptunes
Tsunami Blue
The Exotics
Surf Kings
Dead Men Don't Surf
Performances (Aug. 15th, 11:00 am-5:00 pm)
Located next to Huntington Beach Pier

~Bella Terra Amphitheater~
Sechman, Ott & Borden (Aug. 14th, 6-9:00 pm)
Oreo Divas (Aug. 19th, 6-9:00 pm)
Serenading Seniors (Aug 24, starting @ 6:30 pm)
Address: 7777 Edinger Ave. Huntington Beach

~Concert In The Park~
Night Blooming Jazzmen (Aug. 15, 5:00 pm)
Bring your chairs, blankets & picnic
Located at Huntington Beach Central Park
18000 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach


~Surf City Art Walk~
View the creative talent of Local Artists (Wed., Aug. 18th, 6-9 pm)
Downtown Huntington Beach-Main St.

~Surf City Nights~
Live Street Musical Performances, Street Dancers, Street Vendors, Children's Activities & the layed back beach atmosphere & scenery.
Every Tuesday evening from 5:00 - 9:00 pm

~Annual Plum Festival~
Music, dancing, carnival games, dachshund races, food and more...
(Aug. 22nd, 2-6 pm)
Beer Gardens @ Old World Village
7561 Center Ave. #49, Huntington Beach


~Huntington Beach Elks Lodge Car Show~
presents the fourth annual Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

(Aug. 21st, 8:30-3 pm)
Located @ Elks Lodge, 7711 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach

~Free Local Car Show~
Locals show their classic cars, trucks & motorcycles
(8-10 AM) Every Saturday
Ace Hardware/Zubies parking lot
Located @ the corner of Adams Ave. & Magnolia Ave.

*Please email me with any information regarding an upcoming local event that you would like to share.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hurley US Open of Surf 2010-HB CA

The US Open of Surfing, sponsored by Hurley, arrived in Huntington Beach, California, aka Surf City, USA.

This week long event has been going on annually since 1959 & was initially called the "West Coast Surfing Championship." It has changed its name over the years & in 1964 became the "United States Surfing Championship". In 1982 it was known as the "OP Pro", named after the events sponsor Ocean Pacific. Finally becoming the US Open of Surfing in 1994.

The competition is held on the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier & is a qualifying process for the ASP World Tour. A win at this event gives a whopping 6,500 ASP rating pts., giving a possible automatic 3rd place finish in a World Title Event.

This venue also plays host to everything from surfing, BMX, Skateboarding, Music Concerts & a Beach Fashion Show. This years purse is $250,00.00 for the men & $60,000.00 for the women.

At the end of the Mens event, local Huntington Beach native, Brett Simpson, won for the second straight year in a row. Carissa Moore of Hawaii took the Women's event. Men's Pro Jr. went to Evan Gelselman of Florida & Sage Erickson of Ventura won the Women's Pro Jr. event. The 2010 Longboarding champion was Taylor Jensen of Encinitas.

Various surfers/skateboarders practicing before the events.