FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2010
January 1, 2010 Snowflakes light up the Huntington Beach Pier and Main Street through New Year's Day. Approximately 84 artificial snowflakes strewn with twinkling lights adorn light downtown Huntington Beach. They are a delight to see. There are 48 on the pier and 36 stretching along Main Street from Pacific Coast Highway to Orange Avenue. Traditionally placed along Main Street and the Huntington Beach Pier, they are truly beautiful displays of holiday spirit in Huntington Beach. Watch the twinkling lights reflect on the Pacific Ocean waters below.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 2010
January 1, 2010 Pier's Polar Plunge includes a dip and dive into the Pacific Ocean. A loosely organized group of brave individuals show up and run together into the water near the Huntington Beach Pier (south side) before returning to shore. Just show up and run at approximately 10 a.m. It's fun! Suggested donation of $10 minimum. Call: 714-374-5683 Polar Plunge photos
January 1, 2010 The Huntington Beach Longboard Crew Surfing Club 21st Annual HB Pier Paddle Race. Meets at the Huntington Beach Pier and enjoys a morning gathering. This nonprofit group meets monthly usually on around the first Wednesday of the month at Mario's at 5 Points Plaza and discusses events and issues. www.hblongboardcrew.org
January 1, 2010 Ruby's on the Pier is Open. All day and evening you can dine on your favorite foods with great ocean views. Location: Main & Pacific Coast Highway. Parking adjacent to the pier at Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach, CA.
Huntington Beach Events
BLESSING OF THE WAVES
Photo taken by Chris MacDonald, a 27-year resident of Huntington Beach, shows the "Blessing of the Waves" event. An Interfaith Council event brought together priests, religious leaders and surfers to celebrate the ocean.
A ceremony lasting approx. half an hour included speeches, the blessing, and a nod to the Pacific Ocean's turbulent waters that kept novice surfers on shore simply watching in reverence.