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Huntington Beach, Calif.- Huntington Beach News for July 18, 2009 written by Chris MacDonald


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Now Here's What's Happening In And Around Huntington Beach From Tomorrow Saturday Until Next Friday:


In The Villa Pacific Community Of South Huntington Beach There's A Huge Neighborhood Garage Sale From 7;30AM To 2:00PM. This Community Is Located Off Of Brookhurst Near Hamilton. Look For The Signs. If You Have Questions Contact: Sharon And Terry Crowther At: (714) 963-0312.

The Start Of The HURLEY US OPEN OF SURFING Event Takes Place South Of The Huntiington Beach Beach Pier From 8:00AM To 4:30PM.. The Competition Takes Place Through July 26th, 2009. Come Her Rockin "Ric" Fignetti Judge The Event. They'll Be A Vendor Festival Too With Daily Activities Occurring. For Complete Details Log On To: Thanks To The Sponsors Which Include: HURLEY, 6.0, GzOne, Paul Mitchell, Corona, Extra, Transworld Surf,, G-Shock, Red Bull Surfing, Verizon Fios, Life Rolls On, Fubar, Gnarly Head, OC Weekly, Empire, The District Magazine, ASF, Chipotle Mexican Grill,, Pizza D'Oro Huntington Beach, Silky Sullivan's Pub And Jersey Mike's.

This Is From Kim Masoner At Save Our Beach:

Want to have your own beach cleanup? I can now set up your own beach cleanup for your company or group during the week for 20 people or more at Seal Beach, Long Beach, Bolsa Chica, Doheny or Santa Monica! I just need 3 weeks notice to obtain permits & parking from these cities.

Also - just a reminder that our monthly beach cleanup in Seal Beach is next Saturday, July 25 from 11 to 2 at 1st Street and Ocean in Seal Beach (address is 15 1st Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740).

As always, we provide parking permits, garbage bags, protective gloves (AND certificates if you need one for community service credit).

Hope to see you in the sand in Seal Beach.
Kim Masoner, Founder


The HURLEY US OPEN OF SURFING Event Continues And Takes Place South Of The Huntington Beach Beach Pier From 8:00AM To 4:30PM. The Competition Takes Place Through July 26th, 2009. Come Her Rockin "Ric" Fignetti Judge The Event. They'll Be A Vendor Festival Too With Daily Activities Occurring. For Complete Details Log On To:
Thanks To The Sponsors Which Include: HURLEY, 6.0, GzOne, Paul Mitchell, Corona, Extra, Transworld Surf,, G-Shock, Red Bull Surfing, Verizon Fios, Life Rolls On, Fubar, Gnarly Head, OC Weekly, Empire, The District Magazine, ASF, Chipotle Mexican Grill,, Pizza D'Oro Huntington Beach, Silky Sullivan's Pub And Jersey Mike's.

Bolsa Chica Wetlands and Mesa Tour. Free tour meets the third Sunday of every month. This is a two-hour walking tour of the Bolsa Chica Mesa and Wetlands conducted by the Bolsa Chica Land Trust. This docent-led tour makes five stops along the walkbridge and loop trails of the wetlands. Meet in the Ecological Reserve parking lot. Warm clothing, comfortable shoes and binoculars are recommended. Time: 10 a.m. to Noon. Cost: Free. Location: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Pacific Coast Highway between Warner Avenue and Seapoint Street directly across from Bolsa Chica State Beach. Call: (714) 846-1001. . .

Costa Mesa - Free Train Rides. Ride the train in Fairview Park. This 1/8th scale train ride is offered by the OC train club. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: Location: 2480 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (949) 54-TRAINS.

The 2009 Manhattan Beach/Crocs AVP Volleyball Event Is Going To Be Broadcasted Live On KTLA TV Channel 5 At 3PM. Tune In For The Event.


Come To Surf City Nights In Downtown Huntington Beach At 7PM With Your Lawn Chair, Family And Friends To Enjoy Movies On Main Street At The Corner Of Olive At Main In Front Of Beachfront 301. This Is A Free Movie Which Is Blue Hawaii. It Is Sponsored From The Southern California Film Festival. The Shorebreak Hotel, Hotel Huntington Beach, Sony And Wonka. You Can Log On To The Southern California Film Festival's Website At: .


In Seal Beach At Eisenhower Park From 6:00PM To 8:00PM Is A Free Summer Concert Next To The Seal Beach Pier At Ocean And Main. The Band Is Going To Be Hurricane Julie And The Aftermath. . This Is In Conjunction With The Seal Beach Chamber Of Commerce And These Sponsors: State Farm The Eric Lenahan Agency, Verizon Fios, Wireless Providers INC., Baytown Realty And American Realty Brokers. Questions: (562) 799-0179. My Thanks To Seal Beach Chamber President Jim Klisanin, Vice President Seth Eaker And Chamber Members Joann Adams, George Banker, Erik-Dreyer Goldman And The Others Who Were Involved In Making This Event Happen.

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Starting At 10:00AM In Front Of Jack's Surfboards In Downtown Huntington Beach At Main Street And Pacific Coast Highway Is The 16h Annual Surfing Walk Of Fame Event. Being Inducted In To The Walk Of Fame Are Surfing Icons, Senator Fred Hemmings, Mark Martinson, Jackie Baxter, Duke Boyd And Wendy Botha. For The Honor Roll, They Are Inducting The Men And Women Who Have Competed In The 50 Years Of Surfing At The Huntington Beach Pier Who Have Competed In The Surf Contest. For More Information, You Could Log On To: ..

At Shipley Nature Center In Central Park - 17851 Goldenwest Street In Huntington Beach From 6PM To 7PM Is A Free Cool Summer Nights Lecture Featuring Everyone's Favorite Critter Guy George As He Talks About Lizards And Snakes And Bugs, Oh My. If You Have Any Questions Contact: (714) 842-4772. You Can Also Log On To: .




HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – The 2009 Surfers’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony pays tribute to three generations of waterman, all of whom have made an indelible mark on the sport, industry and culture of surfing. This year’s eclectic class features a Pipeline Masters champion and Quiksilver USA co-founder (Jeff Hakman), a documentary film director and early pioneer of surf films (Bruce Brown) and the co-star of Endless Summer II and former World Tour standout (Pat O’Connell). 

The 12th annual Surfers’ Hall of Fame ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 24 in front of Huntington Surf & Sport (corner of PCH and Main). More information is available at

"I am super stoked on this year’s Inductees into the Surfers’ Hall of Fame: Jeff Hakman, Bruce Brown and Pat O’Connell," said Surfers’ Hall of Fame founder, Aaron Pai. "Each of them has had a major influence on our Sport of Surfing. Each of them has created moments in surfing history that we all will remember in years to come; whether it be Jeff Hakman surfing Sunset Beach, Bruce Brown showing us some of the best waves in the world for the first time or Pat O’Connell surfing all over the globe in the movie Endless Summer II."

Annually, tens of thousands of visitors to Huntington Beach’s downtown area literally walk in the footsteps of surfing superstars and legends from several eras including Laird Hamilton, Mike Doyle, Jack O’Neill, Robert August, Greg Noll, Jericho Poppler, Kelly Slater, Lisa Andersen, Martin Potter, Al Merrick, Shaun Tomson and Rob Machado who are already immortalized in cement. The new inductees joining this esteemed group are:

Jeff "Mr. Sunset" Hakman: Born in Southern California’s south bay in 1948, Hakman would waste little time establishing his North Shore credentials after a family trip to Hawaii in 1959. At the age of 17 and pitted against 23 world class surfers, he won the inaugural Duke Kahanamoku Classic at Sunset Beach. From age 21 to 27 Jeff won more major surfing titles than anyone in the world including the first Pipeline Masters, two more Duke contests, three Hang Ten Internationals and the Gunston Pro. His mastery of and fearless approach to Sunset Beach led to his lifelong moniker, "Mr. Sunset". In 1976 along with Bob McKnight, Jeff would launch Quiksilver USA.
Bruce Brown: In 1964, filmmaker Bruce Brown decided to follow two surfers around the world in search of a perfect wave. On a budget of only $50,000 and armed with a 16mm camera, he captured the essence, the adventure, and the art of surfing in the renowned The Endless Summer. Bruce, who started surfing at age 11 in Long Beach, launched his illustrious career in 1958 with Slippery When Wet, and followed with several more movies including Surf Crazy (1959) and Waterlogged (1962), but his defining moment came when Endless Summer showcased surfing to the masses. Thirty years later he would film Endless Summer II with son Dana, showcasing a young Pat O’Connell and Robert "Wingnut" Weaver. Brown’s motorcycle documentary, On Any Sunday, received an Academy Award nomination.
Pat O’Connell: Born in Chicago in 1971, Pat O’Connell spent the first 12 years of his life landlocked. It wasn’t until the early 80’s when Pat’s family moved to Newport Beach (then Dana Point) that Pat would develop his one-of-a-kind, surf-stoked enthusiasm. After successfully negotiating the NSSA, PSAA and Bud Surf Tours, Pat’s competitive career took a slight detour when he took a co-lead role in Endless Summer II, Bruce Brown’s remake of the classic surf film. Pat gained celebrity status across the globe, but would return to professional surfing’s World Championship Tour for several years. In 1997, Pat launched The Realm, a start-up clothing venture with Mike Parsons. After retiring from competition on "his own terms", Pat joined Hurley International’s marketing department.

In 1997 the Surfers’ Hall of Fame celebrated its first induction inside of specialty retailer Huntington Surf & Sport where several slabs remain. Four years later with the blessing of the City Council and a stunning bronze statue of sport’s spiritual leader Duke Kahanamoku serving as a backdrop, the ceremony moved outside to the corner of PCH and Main; less than 100 feet from the famed Huntington Beach Pier, site of the U.S. Open of Surfing.

Styled after the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, which Aaron Pai visited as a youngster, the Surfers’ Hall of Fame is intended to "connect the generations of surfers with a lasting tribute and permanent public showcase for the achievements of those who have shaped and revolutionized the sport," said Pai. The standing room only crowd on induction day is testament to the landmark’s popularity and the surfing community’s acknowledgment of their heroes.

The Surfers’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony is open to the public, free-of-charge. Further information is available at

As usual if you want to know what other events are going on in Huntington Beach log on to: http://www.huntingtonbeachevents,com . You can also watch Surf City Highlights on HBTV Channel 3 which is on Monday through Friday at 8:00am and 8:00PM, Saturday's at 6:00PM and Sunday's at 2:00PM. Matt Liffreing is the producer of Surf City Highlights and does a good job.

Greg Furlong, Award Winning News Cameraman for KOCE, along with Ely Santos of the Surf City Store have teamed up to create a Centennial commercial promoting the awareness of the 100th Anniversary of Huntington Beach and the Centennial product line. It's a fun commercial with a lot of locals included and points out which stores are selling Centennial Mementos. Check it out you may see someone you know. It is now airing on HBTV-3 approximately every two hours on or around every even hour. If you can't get HBTV-3 click on this link,
to see it on YouTube. Happy 100th Anniversary Surf City Huntington Beach!!

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