Kevin Keller found himself in a familiar spot Monday afternoon — in downtown Huntington Beach, extolling the virtues of his hometown without a script.
Keller, the tourism coordinator for the city's Marketing and Visitors Bureau, serves as host of "The Huntington Beach Low-Down," a recently launched video series that spotlights tourist spots around Surf City. Monday, he gathered with a two-woman crew in front of Huntington Surf and Sport to film the opening of an installment about surf shops.
Wearing shades and a black T-shirt with the bureau logo, Keller got the action cue and began describing the shop's merchandise and café, occasionally groping for a word but never pausing. The host, who lives downtown and works during the week in the information kiosk by the pier, doesn't need a rehearsal to talk about Huntington.
"People recognize me walking down the street and they'll ask me random questions," Keller said between takes. "It's pretty funny."