Man, that's the first time I've ever heard Santa Cruz described as a "Surf City." . . . [Huntington Beach is] warmer and you can surf almost year-round. I've seen people out in the water even on New Year's Day. Up in Santa Cruz, the season's more limited because the water's colder, and generally the weather's not as consistent. Also, Huntington . . . is more accessible for people who are learning to surf. They have lots of contests there and the surf can be strong, but it's also not so insane that beginners can't give it a shot too. There's the surf museum and a surfing Walk of Fame, and you can still find one or two equipment places that have supplies for making your own surfboard, not just buying a shiny new Quiksilver.
· Where's the real Surf City, USA? [Christian Science Monitor]
· Californians feud over true location of 'Surf City' [USA Today]
· A Tale Of Two Surf Cities [Surfermag.com]
· Two surf cities claim the same wave of PR [CalCoast reprint of Los Angeles Times]