The Shoreline in Huntington Beach is like plugging into
an electrical outlet. The sound of the waves are amplified with each
step you take closer to the ocean. Back in the sand, it's peaceful,
breezy and much more quiet.
The shoreline shown in
the video and photos to the right, taken on the same afternoon in the same
location offer scenes from Huntington Beach (around 17th Street). You can
park your car at the parallel metered spots on Pacific Coast Highway and
walk down the steps, then trudge across the sand to the waterline. Thousands
of people do it on busy summer days.
The pay-off is the wind
picks up, the waves crash and it's a bit cooler, noisier and more exciting.
Some who stay long periods actually stay back a bit for a more quiet, les
Shown in the video are
surfers talking, girls in bikinis walking, and all heading in motion toward
the Huntington Beach Pier. The shoreline is abuzz with seashell seekers,
skimboarders, surfers, kids building sandcastles, and tons of people
touching the ocean in various states of getting wet.
Like an electrical
outlet, everything seems to vibrate as you enter the Pacific Ocean. The
closer you step toward the water, the louder the sound of the crashing
waves--their power is undeniable. Huntington Beach waves can be
exciting, or dangerous if you don't now how to handle the rip currents than
can sweep people off their feet or drag them away from shore. For more
peaceful beaches where the currents are gentler, you may want to check out
areas with jetties such as Newport Beach and Corona del Mar. But for the
sound and fury, experience HB. It's a blast!