Blessing of the Waves is an event for anyone and everyone, all ages and all faiths. Come bless the waves with us on Sunday, September 8 at 8:30 a.m. at Pier Plaza as we focus for a moment on the importance of water and the environment in all our lives. Join Mayor Erik Peterson and other community leaders as we celebrate life through music and reflection. A paddle-out (Mother Nature pending) will conclude the event with hundreds of surfers taking to the water. Many local and regional special guests will speak, reflect, and pray at the event.
Other guests and representatives include: Huntington Beach Jr. Lifeguards, Marina HS Surf Team, HB Marine Safety Division, Visit HB, City of Huntington Beach elected officials and staff, former Mayors of Huntington Beach, all pastors, clergy and rabbi’s from the community, and a variety of celebrities will join us in this celebration. Crew 54 (the Huntington Beach Lifeguard Band) will play surf tunes during the event.
Organized by the Huntington Beach Interfaith Council, this is a life celebration and all are invited to participate. The Blessing of the Waves was originally conceived as a Catholic led event through the Diocese of Orange prior to the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council assuming responsibly in 2013.