Discover. Connect. Create. Share.

What: Explore the raw beauty and excitement of Huntington Beach during the first Surf City USA InstaMeet. What is an InstaMeet? It is really quite simple. An Instameet is where a group of Instagrammers come together at a set place and time to take photos and upload them to Instagram.

Who: YOU! The best part is that anyone can participate. Whether you’re a professional photographer, filmmaker, model, or just love to shoot with your smartphone camera, Huntington Beach is here to inspire.

When: Sunday, January 10 from 2pm until sunset at 5pm, followed by s’mores and bonfires on the beach compliments of Visit Huntington Beach and Earthlog.

Where: Meet us on the south side of the legendary Huntington Beach Pier at the tents for check-in and registration. Throughout the evening you'll discover unique Downtown destination subjects. Download your event schedule here!

What to Bring: Yourself, a camera, camera equipment such as lenses or a tripod, and friends, models, or any other fun props you may want to photograph.

Plus... All participants who register and arrive at 2 p.m. will be entered into the Surf City USA InstaMeet raffle for amazing prizes from local Huntington Beach businesses! Register below for double raffle entry and double your chance to win. Join us at the City Beach bonfire pits after the #SurfCitySunset conclusion for the raffle prize winner announcements and a special acoustic performance by Special Blend! Raffle winners MUST be present at the bonfire at 5 p.m. to pick up their prize!

This event is completely free to participants and is designed to encourage creative discovery of Huntington Beach while connecting those with a passion for photography and social media.

Download the official event card with locations, times, and more!

Raffle Prizes

SHOREBREAK HOTEL GIVEAWAY CONTEST

Win a one night stay in a waterfront room at the Shorebreak Hotel by tagging your best photo of the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel located on PCH and 5th Street. You could also win dinner for two at Zimzala by sharing your favorite Huntington Beach Pier image. All photos must be taken by the Instagram account owner at the Surf City USA InstaMeet and include #SurfCityUSA and #ShorebreakHotel for a chance to win. Winners will be chosen at noon on Monday, January 11, 2016 and announced at 5pm later that day.

  • WiseFool Gift Certificate
  • 5 Pairs of WiseFool Bamboo Floating Surreal Sunglasses
  • Main and PCH Package
  • Pacific City’s Tommy Bahama $100 Gift Certificate
  • Pacific City’s Ways and Means Oyster House Chef’s Tasting Dinner with Wine Pairing
  • Visit Huntington Beach Package
  • FUEL Juice 1-Day Cleanse
  • 3Thirty Package
  • ShotHunters Framed HB Art
  • Brewbakers $50 Gift Certificate

WISEFOOL WEARABLE ART CONTEST

WiseFool will create wearable art pieces for 3 lucky InstaMeet photographers as selected by @GetWiseFool Instagram followers. All photos using #InstaMeetHB will be entered into the contest and the top 9 images will be posted on Sunday, January 17. The final 3 winners will be decided by their total like count on Sunday, January 31. Be sure to follow @GetWiseFool to vote for your favorite!

Giveaways

  • HB Cult
  • WiseFool
  • Pacific City
  • Lemonade
  • Simmzy's
  • GNARBOX
  • FUEL Juice
  • Main & PCH
  • KIND Bars
  • Visit Huntington Beach

Meet our Hosts


Visit Huntington Beach
@SURFCITYUSA

VHB is the official destination marketing organization of Huntington Beach, California. We take pride in our endless summer, pristine beaches, consistent waves, and laidback culture. Experience Surf City USA by following us on Instagram!

Caleb Keller
@CALEBKELLERMUSIC

Singer, songwriter and freelance photographer. When Caleb isn’t photographing surfers and sunsets in Huntington Beach, he’s traveling the world and adventuring throughout California with his camera and guitar.

Main & PCH
@MAINANDPCH

Main & PCH is a Huntington Beach lifestyle website, featuring stories, events, and a curated marketplace of local goods. We are a diverse and growing group of writers, makers, photographers, and videographers—all about living and loving local.

Larry Tenney
@LTENNEY1

Communications Leader. Brand Master. Storyteller. Photographer. Contributor. Recognized regionally as a leading public relations/public affairs pro, Larry discovered his photography talent 2 years ago while on sabbatical in the Virgin Islands. His photos are often shared by broadcast & print news channels.