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Wind (Kite) Surfing in Huntington Beach & Orange County California
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Kite surfing has a huge following on the California Coast. Traveling the length of the state, you can see the sport nearly everywhere you go. Huntington Beach features one kite surfing store and one in nearby Sunset Beach, where you can get "geared up" and go.  In Seal Beach, just over the Anaheim Bay bridge from Huntington's northernmost coastal location on Pacific Coast Highway, there is even a Windsurfing Rigging Area donated by the Seal Beach Sailors. 


The first patent on a windsurf board was issued in 1968 to Hoyle Schweitzer and Jim Drake. The Southern Californians felt the drawbacks of surfing could be overcome through innovation. The "Windsurfer" was born as an idea and product to combine the sports of surfing and sailing. Though not an original idea when patented, the two men brought the sport into popularity.

About the photographer: Debbie Stock is an award winning photographer, webmaster and press/public relations professional in Huntington Beach, California. She has provided photos to State of California Visitor Guides, six Huntington Beach Visitor Guides and calendars, postcards, brochures, newspapers, magazines and more. Her most recent credit is an international award for her team efforts in building the Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau website, which she worked on for two years. You can contact her at 714.847.3277 or send mail to California Travel News, PO Box 947, Sunset Beach, CA 90742