The California city of Huntington Beach is located southeast of Los Angeles. This sunny location is popular for surfing, and its long surfboards are a favorite among visitors. In addition to the surf beaches, the city is home to the International Surfing Museum, where visitors can see a collection of vintage surf memorabilia and check out the latest wave-catching innovations. The town also has beautiful gardens, fields, lakes, and an equestrian center. In the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, the city protects hundreds of bird species.
Despite being a California city, Huntington Beach's economy depends on the oil industry. The oil is extracted from a large natural fault structure in the city's northwest corner. Although the industry has declined in recent years, it still provides significant local income. Despite its declining oil production, the city has been building hotels on the inland side of PCH, east of the pier. A small industrial district is located in the northwestern part of the city, where the city council will consider declaring a local emergency.
The city's climate varies widely. The southern half of the city has a Mediterranean-type climate, while the northern part of the city experiences a warm and wet desert-like climate. The northern part of the city falls into the first category, and the rest of the city has the second type. The climate is usually cool, but there are occasional afternoons when it rains heavily. Morning breezes are common in Huntington Beach, but evenings can be damp and chilly. The average temperature of the ocean is about 55 degrees Fahrenheit, and the water temperature reaches 65 degrees.