In the city ‘Surf City USA’, there’s more to do than just waves and wetsuits. With warm weather and year-round sunshine, Huntington has something for everyone from trendy skaters to hardcore cyclists.
From the beaches, bike paths, bays & beyond — here are some of the best outdoor sports to try when you’re not enjoying the waves.

Beach Volleyball

Surfing may be the official state sport of California, but surely beach volleyball must come in a close second. Whether you’re a sand-covered veteran or you can’t tell your ‘ace’ from your ‘spade’, the two-dozen free-to-use volleyball nets along Huntington’s beaches provide the perfect opportunity to grab some friends and start spiking.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding

If dropping into waves at the Huntington Beach Pier isn’t your thing, or you’re just looking for a calm day on the water, consider trying out surfing’s more relaxed cousin, Stand-Up Paddleboarding (‘SUP’).

Need some company on your paddling trip? There’s plenty of room on a SUP for four-legged friends, too.
 Rent a stand-Up paddle board here. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kayaking

For those with less than stellar balancing skills, kayaking is a great alternative to paddleboarding that can lead to drier boardshorts and fewer drowned smartphones — not that we’re speaking from experience....
The Huntington Harbour has plenty of options for a full day of paddling either solo or in a tandem kayak.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cycling

With year-round sunshine, few hills, and dozens of miles of cycling friendly pavement, Huntington Beach is a cyclist’s dream. Whether it’s cruising along the oceanfront, racking up miles on the Santa Ana River trail, or starting along the PCH to tackle the hills of south Orange County, Huntington is the perfect basecamp for any two-wheeled adventurer.


Roller Skating

Few scenes scream “California” more than roller skating between palm trees with an ocean sunset in the background. With a 10-mile oceanfront path stretching from the Santa Ana River to Sunset Beach, there are plenty of chances to get rolling in between your beachside smoothies and strolls along the pier.

Whether you decide to hit the trails, sand, or water, Huntington Beach has plenty of options for your next outdoor sports adventure. And yes, for the wave lovers, there’s plenty of great surfing, too.