Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, also known as "Surf City" is a popular kitesurfing location

Dave Schindler


Huntington Beach is 3 miles Southeast of Sunset Beach. Here are larger waves and surf. You need the ability to go upwind and ride in the shore break. Most intermediate riders launch and ride between lifeguard towers 12 and 18 North of the pier. Advanced riders are between towers 8 & 12. The cliffs area has a small beach so launching and landing here is not recommended. Riding South of the pier is not permitted. The North beach segment is about 2 miles long. Winds generally drop off fairly rapidly once South of Huntington Beach. Click here for the local kitesurfing rules.

More info & links:
- Google map -
- IKitesurf -
- Waves -
- Water quality -
- Beachcam -
- - Nudge (Huntington Beach kitesurfing instructor)
- SCKA kiting info - More local info is also available from
- Bicycle trail and Surfing - Something else fun to do when the winds are weak.

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