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Photo Gallery: California Surfing Day in Huntington Beach

Tom Thrasher hits the waves Thursday morning as surfers in Huntington Beach celebrated the inaugural California Surfing Day.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Karen Scorah runs to the water’s edge for an early surf session Thursday as Huntington Beach celebrated the first California Surfing Day. Community members were invited to “stop, drop and surf.”

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Members of the Huntington Beach High School surf team head to the water next to the Huntington Beach Pier on Thursday morning during the inaugural California Surfing Day.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Pro surfer Courtney Conlogue turns out Thursday morning in Huntington Beach for the first California Surfing Day.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Ryan Rustan and Sugar, a surfing dog, prepare for a morning on the waves Thursday in Huntington Beach on the inaugural California Surfing Day.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Sugar the surfing dog glides off Huntington Beach on Thursday morning on California Surfing Day.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

A surfer cuts back on an inside wave Thursday as Huntington Beach celebrated California’s inaugural Surfing Day.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Surfers line the beach north of the Huntington Beach Pier to celebrate the inaugural California Surfing Day on Thursday.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Longtime surfing star Jericho Poppler, whose image adorns the California Surfing Day logo, appears in Huntington Beach on Thursday to celebrate the occasion.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

Quaid Fahrion, 10, catches a wave Thursday off Huntington Beach on California Surfing Day.

 (Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)
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