Huntington Beach is also called “Surf City USA,” and is most popular for its 8.5 mile beaches, mild climate and awesome waves to surf on.
The city has an estimated population of 194,436 people all within an area of 31.6 square miles. Huntington Beach has a climate which is normally sunny, dry and cool with strong breezes in the evening of about 15 mph. In the summer the high temperature is usually about 85 degrees and in the winter temps rarely fall below 40 degrees. The demographics for Huntington Beach are; 79.22% Caucasian; 0.81% African American; 0.65% Native American; 9.34% Asian; 5.81% Mixed.
The state’s economy is best known for a slowly depleting oil source which will ultimately be replaced with tourism as the major source of revenue. There is also a major headquarters in the city for Boeing, formerly McDonnell-Douglas.
There are a number of special events that take place in Huntington Beach during the summer months and most surround the sport of surfing. The U.S. Open of Surfing and the World Surfing Championships all take place near the Huntington Beach pier. The beach is also a stop for the AVP beach volleyball tour and the city is host for the So Cal Independent Film Festival.