For the next four days, Huntington Beach is the place to be for non-stop action sports competition.
More than 1,000 lifeguards and junior lifeguards from across the country are expected in Surf City to compete for team and individual honors at the United States Lifesaving Assn. National Lifeguard Championships. The event begins today and runs through Saturday at Huntington State Beach at Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway.
The three-day competition is hosted by the Huntington State Beach Lifeguard Assn.
"We are excited to be the host of the premiere lifeguard event in the country," said Mike Beuerlein, Marine Safety Lieutenant for Huntington Beach and region president of the California Surf Lifesaving Assn. "This event gives the lifeguards competing the chance to showcase the talents that they use on a daily basis to save lives. These men and women are premiere athletes, Olympic-type of athletes. Although it's a competition, this is three days for them to go out and have fun."