Recognized worldwide as Surf City USA®, Huntington Beach celebrates the centennial of surfing and surf culture in the city on June 21, 2014. 100 Years of Surfing commemorates this important day in Surf City USA history with a year-long celebration and signature events benefiting the International Surfing Museum.
In 1914, Henry Huntington, railroad magnate and real estate tycoon, invited Hawaiian waterman George Freeth to the opening celebration of the city's first concrete municipal pier. It was there that Freeth was asked to demonstrate his "surf riding" skills and became the first surfer at the now famed Huntington Beach Pier.
Huntington Beach still remains one of the most popular surf spots in the world. With ten miles of uninterrupted beach, consistent year-round waves, and extensive surf history and culture, there's no doubt this is a surfer's paradise!
We invite you to celebrate a century of surfing in Huntington Beach with surf-related events and activities throughout the year in Surf City USA.