Huntington Beach spiritual leaders gathered Sunday morning to honor the ocean in the annual Blessing of the Waves ceremony.
The roughly three-hour service was held at the Huntington Beach Pier.
It included a blessing ceremony by Father Christian Mondor of Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church in Huntington Beach.
Program participants represented a variety of faiths, including Muslim, Christian, Zoroastrian, Jewish, Bahai and Sikh.