Surf City Seeking Surfboarders For September Centennial


 A surfer’s paradise, Huntington Beach sports 8.5 miles of sandy seacoast. A booming beach town, the popular pier section is  undergoing  a  multi-million dollar renovation that includes a 31-acre oceanfront development called Pacific City. 

OnSeptember 19,  Surf City USA® Celebrates Centennial, Surf Culture and the Coastal Environment  with a major event,  SURFBOARDS IN THE SAND, that commemorates the surf culture of the area, as well as those who protect our oceanic and coastal environments

The event begins at noon  onSaturday, September 19, 2009 at the Huntington Beach Pier and is expected to draw thousands of surfers with surfboards in one massive group on the sand, along with  surfing legends and local dignitaries

Endorsed by surfing’s elite including Peter “PT” Townend, pro surfing’s first world champion, SURFBOARDS IN THE SAND ( invites surfers of all generations to place their long or short boards in the sands on the beach next to the famed Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach, California on Saturday, September 19, 2009. Thousands of participants with their boards will stand together on the sands of Huntington Beach to demonstrate their support for preserving our coastal environment and to pose for a photograph to be shot by professional sports photographers and published worldwide in Transworld Surf magazine and other national publications. Sponsored by the Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau, SURFBOARDS IN THE SAND is an inaugural event celebrating surfing culture and promoting awareness for sustaining the coastal environment. A portion of event proceeds will be contributed to the Surfrider Foundation and Orange County Coastkeeper organizations in support of their service to the ocean and beaches of Southern California. “Every surfer and anyone who loves the ocean should join us in Huntington Beach on September 19th at noon to be a part of history and to benefit the environment,” says Peter “P.T.” Townend, pro surfing’s first world champion and official spokesperson for the event. “Surfboards in the Sand highlights Huntington Beach’s commitment to the surfing culture and coastal environment that make Surf City USA unique in the world.” Individuals and groups who would like to be part of this historic event in Huntington Beach on September 19, 2009 should register online now at Those who are not able to be in Huntington Beach on September 19 can show their support by purchasing commemorative SURFBOARDS IN THE SAND T-shirts online, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting Surfrider Foundation and Orange County Coastkeeper.

For more information, contact HBMVB Vice President and COO Donna Mulgrew at (via telephone at 714-969-3492) or “P.T.” Townend at (714-742 0355) Or visit us on Facebook at About the Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau The Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau (AKA Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau) is the official destination marketing organization of Huntington Beach, Surf City USA®. One of Southern California’s premier coastal destinations, Huntington Beach is the ideal location for a California family vacation or relaxing weekend getaway. With 8.5 miles of wide-open white sand California beaches, Huntington Beach is a destination of choice for vacationers and business travelers alike. To plan your Surf City USA® vacation, or to learn more about Huntington Beach, visit the Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau website at or call 800-729-6232 for information.

You can also pick up a copy of my latest ACCESS Los Angeles  (Harper Collins publishers and edition 13) to learn more about Huntington Beach and environs and the greater Los Angeles area.