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August 2, 2007
Here in Surf City, we honor all things wave-related. First there are the waves themselves, that break along eight miles of open-sand beaches, waves that bowl, curl, hollow, closeout, peak and fire. We've got a surf city diner, a surf city bank, a surf theater. We've got surf shops, surfboard shapers, surf museums and surfers. And we've got surfboard artists. They're a breed apart from board riders whose art is carving up the waves. The board is their art. On Saturday, one of two vans traversing the California Coast for the Togo's Surf Art Tour will be parked along Beach Boulevard just south of Heil Avenue.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | July 11, 2013
About a month ago, Life Scout Mitchel Anderson installed 10 new bike racks near the Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard Headquarters. With help from his parents, friends, the junior guard coordinator and city employees, the 15-year-old from Huntington Beach High School was able to install five U-shaped racks near Kokomo's Surfside Grill and five surfboard-shaped racks near the junior guard building. He will be dedicating the racks July 12 to the city and those who helped him. "Everybody thought they were just an art piece.
FEATURES
By Rick Fignetti | December 24, 2009
‘Tis the day before Christmas, and I hope all is well, and we did get lucky with our pre-Christmas swell. As earlier in the week, we had overhead glassy surf at our Surf City beaches. There has been some hustle and bustle as shoppers are scurrying around Main Street to get the last of their shopping done. Of course, possibly the biggie on the list, the surfboard, is the hardest to hide, because of its size. And then it could be Christmas money for the groms, when parents are not quite sure of that perfect size, shape color or length.
FEATURES
By Kelly Strodl | September 7, 2006
Snow only falls once a year in Huntington Beach, and when it does it falls in style. In an event that could only be more amazing if it happened naturally, 20 tons of snow were dropped on the beach near Main Street where the third annual Hello Kitty Boardfest 2006 was held this weekend. This year, organizers behind the girls-only sports competition, drew large crowds by adding snowboarding to the surf and skate competition. Close to 10 tons of snow were dumped on the beach for each of the last two days of the festival on the beach over the Labor Day Weekend.
NEWS
April 21, 2005
Send DATEBOOK items to the Huntington Beach Independent, 1375 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626; ; fax to (714) 966-4667; call (714) 966-4610 or e-mail hbindependent@latimes .com. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. TODAY A free clinic on surfboard repair will be held at 6:30 p.m. at HB Wahine, 301 Main St, Suite 102. The clinic will be led by board shaper Dennis Kemp. Information: (714) 969-9399. FRIDAY A Tebot Bach poetry reading will be held at 8 p.m. in community room 102 at Golden West College, 15744 Goldenwest St. The readings will feature local, national and international poets.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | December 17, 2008
Huntington Beach will shower the first of its many centennial events with hundreds of thousands of flowers, when it participates in the 2009 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. The “Surf City U.S.A.” float will commemorate the theme of “Celebrating 100 Years of Community.” The 55-foot-long float carries out the family theme and depicts why people love to live in Huntington, city Community Relations Officer Laurie Payne said. “We want people to be in the kitchen and have their wife say, ‘Honey, come here and see this,’” Payne said.
NEWS
June 6, 2002
When the Del Taco Huntington Beach Pro/Junior Surf Series kicks off its summer schedule this weekend at the Huntington Beach Pier it will have a special meaning. This weekend's HB Surf Series will raise money to help Amber Scott, a part-time Surf Series employee who has recently been diagnosed with Hodgkins Disease. The three-day event will begin Friday at the south side of the pier, and will conclude with Sunday's championship round competition.
NEWS
July 23, 2009
I think the Surfer magazine editor has smoked too much seaweed or been hit in the head by a surfboard too many times. Leaving out Huntington Beach as one of the top surf beaches was like doing a survey of the best music venues in the U.S. and not including Carnegie Hall (“Why we didn’t make the surf list,” In the Pipeline, July 9). His answers to Chris Epting’s questions were really lame. Maybe the city should ban his magazine from sales in Huntington Beach. Huntington Beach Column was the cat’s pajamas Just read your article about cat adoptions in today’s paper (“Giving animals another chance,” City Lights, July 16)
NEWS
By RICK FIGNETTI | April 13, 2006
Huntington Beach's traveling ambassador, Bob "The Greek" Bolen, and his wife Patty just came back from a three-week vacation in Australia. They landed in Sydney, flew to Melbourne and drove to Noosa to check out the famous surf festival at Noosa Heads in Queensland. At the opening ceremonies there were Hawaiian dancers, local musicians and even some sea nymphs Legendary surf figures were there, too: Shaper and movie star Robert August, old-school shaper Steve Walden, '60s surfboard designer Bob Cooper, big-wave standout Rusty Miller and former world surf champ from Surf City, Peter "P.T."
NEWS
By RICK FIGNETTI | April 5, 2007
I just saw my buddy Timmy Turner the other day at the shop, and he was looking pretty darned good. You may remember he picked up a major staph infection and gave us quite a scare when he was hospitalized for a few months in early 2006. Besides being a hot surfer, he's also a killer filmmaker. His movie "Second Thoughts" won Surfer Magazine's best movie award. It was about an Indonesian trip where Timmy, Brett Swartz and Travis Potter live in the jungle on a desolate islandfor a month.
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SPORTS
By Michael Miller | April 30, 2014
Bill Stewart and Wade Koniakowsky used chance to determine which of them would paint the front side of their board for the Surfboards on Parade exhibit in Huntington Beach. Still, by the time the public sees the board, any notion of "front" and "back" may be moot. At the Huntington Beach Art Center, where the board will be displayed Thursday as part of the Rotary Club of Huntington Beach's citywide art exhibit, Stewart and Koniakowsky's work will rotate slowly on a 2-foot pedestal.
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SPORTS
By Michael Miller | January 15, 2014
It was a jarring note to begin a year of celebrating surfing - an image of a shark with its mouth wide open, looking set to devour a board like the one it was painted on. But if it garnered attention for a cause, mission accomplished. Tuesday morning at Duke's by the Huntington Beach Pier, the Rotary Club of Huntington Beach kicked off its Surfboards on Parade campaign with the first of 25 boards that will be displayed around town in the coming months to help fight skin cancer.
SPORTS
By Michael Miller | January 8, 2014
When George Freeth arrived in Huntington Beach a century ago, it wasn't Surf City yet. Not even close. On June 20, 1914, Freeth attended the dedication of the Huntington Beach Pier and gave a demonstration of a sport that few, if any, of those present had likely seen. Henry Huntington, the businessman whose name graced the city, had invited Freeth to "walk on water," as the promotions put it back then. This year, Huntington will commemorate 100 years since the Hawaiian surfer first brought his board to town.
NEWS
By Chris Epting | December 30, 2013
When the famed marine-life artist Wyland unveils a new piece near the pier on Jan.14, he will be just across from the Golden Bear, where he painted a mural more than 30 years ago - before he was known for his building-size whales. Wyland will be kicking off what I think is one of the most exciting local programs in recent history. It's called Surfboards on Parade, and it's a celebration of 100 years of surfing in Huntington Beach. Put on by the Rotary Club of Huntington Beach, Surfboards on Parade will feature the placement of dozens of specially crafted surfboards throughout the city in the coming months.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | July 11, 2013
About a month ago, Life Scout Mitchel Anderson installed 10 new bike racks near the Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard Headquarters. With help from his parents, friends, the junior guard coordinator and city employees, the 15-year-old from Huntington Beach High School was able to install five U-shaped racks near Kokomo's Surfside Grill and five surfboard-shaped racks near the junior guard building. He will be dedicating the racks July 12 to the city and those who helped him. "Everybody thought they were just an art piece.
NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani | May 15, 2013
After settling a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Co., Robb Havassy ended up with 365 surfboards. Ever since then, he's set out to diminish that number. On Thursday, he'll be raffling off 150 of the boards in Huntington Beach. Sixteen years ago, the Costa Mesa resident painted and gifted a board to his friend - a Hollister Co. photographer who lived in Florida. When a photograph of Havassy's creation, with a purple phoenix on one side and a shield constructed from the words "peace," "love," "life" and "surf" on the other, reached the Ohio-headquartered apparel behemoth, it became a key part of the company's surf-centric ad campaign.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 13, 2013
For 16-year-old Conner Reeves, March 2 was just another Saturday morning to go surfing - until he found himself saving a man's life. "My friend had a competition down at Golden West. I never surf there, so I just went with her just to surf there because I could get a ride down there with her," said Reeves, a sophomore at Edison High School. After riding a few waves, Reeves ran over an unmanned surfboard that knocked him off his own. Reeves got back up and tried to look for the other surfer to ask if they and their board were all right, but he couldn't find anyone.
FEATURES
By Rick Fignetti | December 24, 2009
‘Tis the day before Christmas, and I hope all is well, and we did get lucky with our pre-Christmas swell. As earlier in the week, we had overhead glassy surf at our Surf City beaches. There has been some hustle and bustle as shoppers are scurrying around Main Street to get the last of their shopping done. Of course, possibly the biggie on the list, the surfboard, is the hardest to hide, because of its size. And then it could be Christmas money for the groms, when parents are not quite sure of that perfect size, shape color or length.
FEATURES
By Britney Barnes | July 30, 2009
As hundreds of up-and-comers and current surf heroes battled for the title at the Hurley U.S. Open of Surfing, across the street in front of Jack’s Surfboards, those who paved the way for them honored five of their own at the 16th annual Surfing Walk of Fame on July 23. Surf legend David Nuuhiwa sat discreetly across the street as family, friends and surfing devotees joined past inductees Corky Carroll and surfing champion Linda Benson in...
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