The salmon colored woody in the Sunset Beach Christmas
parade has been making the rounds as part of the Southern California
Hey, we saw this car with the
tree on top at the Huntington Beach Christmas Parade. If you get to
know the woody car owners, or happen to be one yourself, you'll
realize they make the rounds throughout SoCal during the holidays.
Appearing in parades far and wide, their joy is throwing on the
lighted wreath, Christmas tree or garland wrapped surfboard and
cruising down the main streets and strands as the envy of those who
drool over a classic California car.
The woody is the symbol of the
California beach lifestyle. In fact, you get to know them by
their paint jobs, their stickers and license plates as you travel
the California coast and visit the beach towns along the way.
In the NO Parade, members of the
Southern California Woodie Car Club showed up and drove in the
parade, delighting residents throwing parties outdoors along the
parade route. The salmon colored woodie shown above is in primo
condition and sports a sticker, "LONGBOARDER". Longboarders are
surfers who like the long boards that today are lighter and more
streamlined than the original heavy wooden planks that surfers first
took to the ocean with. Longboards today are made usually of foam
blanks that are shaped, decorated, resin coated and even include
turbofins. The woody car and longboard are two symbols of the Sunset
Beach lifestyle. An annual longboard surfing contest is held in
Sunset Beach, and on most days, you'll notice at least one cherry
woody parked and its owner out in the water. If you don't see the
car or other woodies there, drive on down to Harbor House Cafe,
Woody's Diner, or Taco Surf and your chances are pretty good to see
a woody or two.
Where to stay: The obvious
hotel choices are right along the Sunset Beach No Parade Route. As a
matter of fact, the parade actually begins near the