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Huntington Beach California Skateboarding and Parks Photos and Information

Skateboarding in Huntington Beach is a time-honored sport drawing the world's top skaters, many who live in Surf City California.

Some of the world's top skateboarders live in Huntington Beach and most have visited at least once. Surf City residents Lauren Perkins, Gailea Momolu, Chet Thomas, Tosh Townend and Aaron Snyder all ranked in the World Cup Skateboarding recently. Surf City California is where the top skate competitions are held each year and they draw an incredible audience, especially when tied to US Open of Surfing.
The skateboard industry is huge with clothing and shoe lines, boards and accessories, parks, television coverage and even games of sponsored names such as Tony Hawk. In Huntington Beach, kids ride skateboards to school and to the beach to go surfing. You can get around a lot faster on a board in Huntington than you can walking.
There are three free public skate parks in Huntington Beach. The best, most popular park for tourists in Huntington Beach is Huntington Beach Skate Park in front of Huntington Beach High School. Skate boarding is one of Huntington Beach's favorites sports activities. There are even wave boards, large carved skateboards designed to provide a similar ride to surfing.
Annual events and competitions that include skateboarding in Surf City California are US Open of Surfing and Beach Games, usually held the last week in July, Core Tour in September, and Van's Triple Crown of Skate held usually in September.
You'll find Huntington Beach Skate Park near the sign for Sheue Athletic Field. To get there from the pier, you need to go approximately two miles (or less) down Main Street. After passing the intersection of 17th Street, you are nearly there. It will be on the left side of Main Street before you reach the Yorktown stop light. (See map)
Skate parks are open daily from 7 AM to 10 PM, no lighting. On Golden West Street near Warner Ave., Murdy Park Skate center has concrete undersized banks, ledges, and a little room to push. Free to public, rules and regulations posted at facilities. Murdy Park is located at 7000 Norma Drive, (714) 960-8895. Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Checkout hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9:20 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The center offers a group picnic shelter, children’s play equipment, lighted tennis courts, lighted softball diamonds, lighted basketball courts, volleyball, horseshoes and barbecues. The center contains four meeting rooms, kitchen, lounge and game room. Pool, ping-pong and table games are available during specified hours. 

On the other side of the Garden Grove Freeway at The Block in Orange, Van's Skate is the largest skate park in the world, featuring an 80-foot vert ramp and extensive indoor street course.
Van's Skate Park Sessions run all day with 2-hour sessions. The skate park requires all skaters to wear protective gear- knee pads, elbow pads, and a helmet. All skaters must sign a release form prior to skating in the park. Anyone under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the release form. If a parent or guardian is unable to be present, the form must be notarized. 
Vans Skate Park locations:
One City Blvd. West, Orange, CA (714) 769-3800
4758 East Mills Circle, Ontario, CA  (909) 476-5914
In Irvine: Gravity Games Skate Park at Palace Park, 3405 Michelson, Dr. , Irvine, CA Fee: Yes