Modern surf culture at the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel
Surf’s up in HB. And it’s been that way here for over a century. Because even though we can thank the Hawaiians for surfing, modern surf culture was born right here in sunny SoCal -- and HB supplied much of the stoke. There’s the storied pier. The pros and locals who have shredded here for decades. And of course the superb swells which freight train 100 yards from our front door with epic regularity. Combined, it creates an unrivaled celebration of surf that attracts nearly 50 competitions every year, including the Big Kahuna, the Vans US Open of Surfing. But that’s not to say you have to be Kelly or Laird to ride here. Think of us as Disneyland for the boardshorts set: There’s a ride for everyone and you’re sure to have a blast. Our neighborhood also has a serious roster of talent ready to get you the right rental gear, hone your chops or help you get wet for the first time in Surf City USA.
HB Surf School
Ready to ride? Whether you’re a veteran who just needs some local tips or looking to catch your first wave, our partners in surf at HB Surf School are your ticket to ride.
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