Huntington Beach
13 Images

The Golden State’s golden coastline

Huntington Beach

A knee-boarder rides a wave as gusty Santa Ana winds blow the tops off of 6- to 8-foot breakers south of Huntington Beach Pier.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Dana Point

A surfer spends Martin Luther King Jr. Day waiting for a wave as a golden sunset streams through a tree on a warm day at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. 

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Long Beach

An 80-foot blue whale reveals its fluke as it begins a deep dive for krill off Long Beach.

 

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Huntington Beach

Hundreds of surfers paddle into the waves Jan. 8 in memory of Sean Collins, a pioneering wave forecaster for surf.com who died Dec. 26th of a heart attack.

 

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Redondo Beach

A paddle boarder gets a close view of the waves crashing against the jetty in Redondo Beach on Feb. 9.

 (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
Carson

A view of Long Beach from the Spirit of America blimp. 

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
San Francisco

Rainbows in the sky at Baker Beach at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on Jan. 23.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Manhattan Beach

The Manhattan Beach Pier is aglow with festive lights as the sun sets Dec. 23.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Long Beach

A man watches a memorable sunset ends a mostly rainy day in the Los Angeles area as the first big storm of El Niño rolled through the area.

 (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Ventura

Heavy surf slams into the coast at Mondo’s Beach between Solimar and Faria Beach on Jan. 7. 

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Malibu

Maui resident Dan Charcoal golfs on Zuma Beach during a hot winter day. 

 (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Seal Beach

A surfer is ejected after getting a coveted tube ride as the third major El Niño storm of the season brings high surf at the Seal Beach pier Jan. 7.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Santa Barbara

Sunrise on the Gaviota Coast north of Santa Barbara, the scene of last years oil spill as the California Coastal Commission will consider ousting Charles Lester, a 23-year veteran of the agency, during its regular meeting in Morro Bay today.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
1/13