How many oysters can Huntington Beach public safety officials slurp down in a minute for charity?
To find out, the city’s police and fire departments and lifeguards went head-to-head Saturday in the fourth annual Shuck It Challenge at Ways & Means Oyster House.
The winning team could select a charity to benefit from the challenge. The seafood restaurant donated $3 for every oyster eaten.
Fire Department members came away with the trophy, edging the Police Department, 135 oysters to 123, and raising a total of $421 for A Walk on Water, which provides surf therapy to children with special needs.
The lifeguards finished third, with 94 oysters eaten.