Huntington Beach once had a riot
that many say was caused after some
rowdy attendees of the OP Surfing
Competition and Swimsuit Contest got
a little out of hand.
Reportedly one person pulled down
the bathing suit of a swimsuit
competitor and then all hell broke
half our family was at home watching
the reports, several family member
were downtown when the riot broke
out. They heard people yell, Run!
They looked behind them on Main
Street and saw police with billy
clubs chasing after the crowd.
Running as fast as they could down
Main Street, the escaped the melee
by the skin of their teeth. Our
relatives from Illinois still talk
about this memorable vacation in
Huntington Beach that they will
on the small snapshots of larger
photographic images to see the big