City with a history. Has a famous pier that's broken down 7-8 times due to harsh weather. If you're a redneck don't expect to be taken-kindly-to here. Riversiders and tourists who junk up the beach will be verbally "thrashed" by surf lingo until their ears bleed. Main Street is the main hangout spot for the city and you can always find the hot beach babes down there Monday through Sunday. Schools iclude all types of people; from punk to goth to emo to preppy to nerdy to gang-bangers and even normal people. Teachers are usually all old and cranky except a few who are chill from the beach air. Temperature is nice all year 'round with Winter reaching 50's sometimes and summer's hitting 100+. There's anything and everything to do in HB and don't refer to it as "The OC" or you will be shanked. If you like hot women, relaxed people, surfer dudes, night-life fun, and even suburbia come to Huntington Beach.
Gnarly-crazy or cool. EX: "That wave was gnarly!"
Bra'-Not refering to the female undergarment. A slurred version of "Bro" as in "brother/brotha". Means close friend. White equivillant of "homie". EX: "Sha', bra' that was sweet."
Sha'-Slurred version of "yeah". EX: (see above example)
Douche & Jew-Common disses or burns used in HB.
Huntington Beach is a city that was once defined by it's long and rich surfing tradition. A foundation for championship surfing, inexplicably... A city now renowned for it's crime-free streets, world class professional Wiffleball leagues, and unrepentant police brutality. A city that pays police enough to afford quality athletic supplements, so they can efficiently police city streets that run amok with sexless teenagers, and efficiently armbar drunks downtown. Downtown does have it's issues though.
A town that is genuinely beautiful and enjoys a consistent buzz and almost guilty popularity, rife with tough guys and far more wanna-be tough guys, most seemingly inspired by the coincidence of multiple HB locals participating in UFC bouts. Easy to get fights/plays in this town/area, if you're into that kind of thing, though.
A city that somehow believes itself superior to outlying inner cities like Santa Ana & Anaheim, and rich enough like southern Orange County cities like Newport & Laguna, that many Huntington residents exude an arrogance with no legitimate reason... Much like that crazy bitch you dated in college, Huntington wants it both ways, and she wants it now.
A population full of insanely gorgeous women, bros, hos, pros, wealthy, a few super wealthy, a lot of broke that create the functional support arm of the local rich, a lot of really cool people, some raging dickwads, a couple nazis that are vocal but get bitch-slapped often, Rastafari that don...
Where most of the population from the surrounding communities/cities wished they lived. However, there are parts you would not be caught dead in such as the Charter Center Barrio.
I live in Orange County.
Oh, yeah, what part?
Bullshit, you live in Westminster, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, etc.
city in southern california.
some areas are wealthy, but most are middle-class
we aren't the typical "surfer" stereotypes. that's demeaning and insulting.
not everyone surfs.
I didn't realize this until I met someone who was from a ghetto neighborhood in texas: we're used to nice clothes.
and the schools aren't as clique-y as one might think
Short definition to save you some time: Home of spoiled rich white kids that think they are tough as nails, but don't know shit about life outside of "the orange curtain" aka Orange County.
"Omgz lets head down to Huntington Beach to check out the X games bro!!!"