Huntington Beach is a city in southern California that borders the Pacific Ocean. Since it is a seaside city, surfing is very popular. The city has an 8.5 mile long beach, and is known for particularly good waves due to effects caused by other islands in the area. The world surfing championships are held in Huntington Beach every year. The city has a little under 200,000 people. The climate of Huntington Beach is very pleasant most of the time; dry and cool and sunny. Huntington Beach has a very low unemployment rate, among the lowest in the country. Many people work in the oil industry; a natural salt dome that contains oil is underneath the city, and oil production is one industry that employs many people. Tourism is another big industry; due to its location on the beach, its favorable climate and its great surfing, Huntington Beach is a big tourist destination. There is an arts center, a surfing museum, and a large shopping area downtown. Volleyball and kite surfing are also popular. Between its four main beaches, each facing a different direction, Huntington Beach offers every kind of beach related activity you could possibly imagine doing. You can find more information about Huntington Beach by looking at a business directory online, or by looking at a California yellow pages.
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