California New Year Events

Huntington Beach Surf City Splash

January 1, 2022, 12 p.m. is Splash  

Always next to Huntington Beach Pier
Zack's at Pier Plaza
405 Pacific Coast Hwy

9 a.m. registration opens, pancake breakfast served
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors sell stuff at Pier Plaza
11 a.m. costume contest begins
12 p.m. dip into the Pacific

Registration fee includes pancake breakfast, T-shirt, certificate of participation

 Surf City Splash Fundraiser for the Surfrider Foundation

Vendor Fair Saturday & Sunday, Jan 1 & 2, 2022 

Music by Charlie Coffman and her band (9-11am)

$25 Package includes: A Surfrider T-Shirt - Pancake Breakfast - Certificate of Success for taking the New Year Ocean Plunge!

Ring in the New Year Surf City Style by dashing into the Pacific  Registration & Pancake Breakfast

  • 11 a.m. Introduction of Special Guests
  • Recognition of:
  • Best Hat
  • Best New Year's Eve Costume
  • Best Sea Creature Costume
  • Youngest Participant
  • Oldest Participant
  • Participant traveling the furthest

Cost: $25 Includes a Pancake Breakfast and a Certificate of Participation OR Sanity. All proceeds benefit Surfrider Foundation

Huntington Beach, California -- Surf City Splash -- has gone by names Pier's Polar Plunge, HB Polar Plunge, Polar Plunge and now Surf City Splash  always on January 1

Here's a chilling thought. As the New Year rolls around, it is time to put on you skimpy bikini and go running into the sea.  Maybe you put on a few pounds snacking on See's chocolates and drinking Starbucks Eggnog lattes at Christmas.

The cold water (usually around 57 degrees this time of year) will actually cause you to burn calories as your body struggles to warm up.

The Huntington Beach Polar Plunge has gone by many names through its near decade of madness. Whatever it is known by, it is a fun gathering of those brave souls who have nothing better to do on New Year's Day than go swimming in the winter.

The event usually begins around noon (it used to be a morning affair) but so many people sleep in or watch the Rose Parade that it seemed to make more sense and boost attendance by holding it later in the day.  Happy New Year, and make it a fun day by joining in with a bunch of fun-loving people (all ages, all sizes) for the polar plunge to remember!

Revelers dressed in glittery New Year's party hats and other costumes are judged and recognized along with the oldest and youngest participants and furthest distance traveled.  A special award also goes to the largest group, organization or club.  Recognition will also go to local volunteers and city officials.

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