The best waves of competition are arriving in Surf City USA. Close out the summer and kick off the surf season with a pair of family-friendly events in beautiful Huntington Beach. Explore everything canine and bring your entire family to the Surf City Surf Dog Competition or discover all the entertainment, shopping, and food this vibrant seaside community has to offer at Surf City Days. Both events occur in September.
Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16, 2018
Where: Huntington Beach Pier South Side, 1st, 2nd, and the 3rd block of Main Street, 5th and PCH, and Pier Plaza
Times: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday
Experience the casual and active beach culture for yourself! Bring your family and enjoy all of the activities of the 48th Annual City Surf contest. Children can show off their skateboard and roller skating skills or go head-to-head against Mom and Dad at 5th and PCH. Work with your neighbors and Surfrider CA to help clean up the beach. There is a beach volleyball tournament and a vintage car show. Dory races, free music concerts, and a blessing of the waves will close out the weekend. Of course, you will also find a wide variety of food and snacks available at vendors and restaurants to help celebrate. It’s free to come and watch all the events, but there are entry fees that apply to the competitions. Check out the Surf City website for more information.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Where: Huntington Dog Beach at Golden West Street and Pacific Coast Highway
Time: 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Does your dog love to hang 20? They can earn canine glory at the Surf City Surf Dog competition. This annual event is free to the public and not only features the best doggy-surfers riding the waves, but also is a great opportunity to support local animal charities and adoption programs. You may enter your dog into the tournament or just bring them along for a day of fun in the sun. Food trucks will offer up plenty of delicious snacks while vendor booths will offer pet health tips, dog adoption services, and information about a variety of rescue organizations. If you want to compete, make sure to pre-register to save your spot at Surf City Surf Dog.
Getting to one of the best beaches in the country is easy to reach from all directions.
From the North: Drive down Route 1/Pacific Coast Highway or take I405 to Beach Boulevard, passing by the Beach Boulevard of Cars on your way.
From the West: Take I5 to Route 55 to Newport Beach, then turn north on Route 1 and follow to Surf City.
Remember to bring your walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to make the most of these fun and free events.