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Sep 29 2016
Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival
The Thrid Annual Newport Bech Wine and Food Festival returns to bring the best culi...more
Oct 6 2016
Cove Gallery Laguna Beach Art Walk
The Cove Gallery in Laguna Beach is a participating Laguna Beach Art Walk Gallery. C...more
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Orange County Water Sports

Searching for thrilling water sport activities?  Well, The OC practically invented them.  Beginning with surfing, Orange County beaches have nurtured some of the most popular water sports in the US.  Soak up the sun and experience the ease of the SoCal lifestyle!


Surfing In Orange County

Modern-day surfing finds in origins in The OC in 1908 when Hawaiian-born pioneer surfer George Freeth showed the Southern Californians how to ride a wave while balancing on a board.  In 1920, Corona del Mar in Newport Beach was the site of the inaugural Pacific Coast Surf Riding Championships.  Over the next hundred years, Orange County solidified its position as surf capital of the world as beachwear, surfboard, surf magazines, surf organizations, and major pro-surf competitions found a home in the beaches of Huntington, Laguna, Newport, Dana Point, and San Clemente.  Trestles, The Wedge, Huntington Beach pier, and San O continue to bring infamy to the coastal destination.


Kayaking In Orange County

Ocean paddling is incredibly popular in Southern California.  Kayak tours are an adventurous way for families and friends to tour the Pacific There's no way to get closer to the reefs, secluded beaches, tide pools and sea life. You'll also see some magnificent beachfront homes. Start on the beach with a lesson. Then our expert guides will help you launch. Kids between 3 and 8 can ride in the middle of a tandem kayak for free.


Stand-Up Paddleboarding In Orange County

Why paddle anywhere else when you can glide the calm, protected coves of North Laguna with us? Catalina Island provides a natural wind and wave barrier, providing you with the most magnificent setting for experiencing ocean paddleboarding. You can paddle into sheltered coves, around reefs and tidepools and out to Seal Rock to experience a colony of California Sea Lions. This is a great workout and meditation available to everyone


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Balboa & Newport Beach $16 Whale Watching Cruises-Newport Landing

Click "Visit Website" to receive our $16 Cruise Special Offer and enjoy Southern California Whale Watching at its finest. Newport Landing provides multiple whale watching trips departing daily from ... more

Dana Wharf Whale Watching- SAVE 40% OFF Promo Code VISITOC

  • 34675 Golden Lantern St , Dana Point, CA 92629
  • (949) 496-5794
  • Region: Dana Point
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Dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coastline, Dana Wharf hopes would love to escort you on an awe-inspiring whale ... more

Jetpack America

  • 2600 Newport Blvd Suite 122, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • (888) 553-6471  |  Fax: (949) 673-1728
  • Region: Newport Beach
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Learn to fly the world’s first recreational jetpack! Jetpack America's water-propelled jetpack is safe, fun and easy to fly, allowing pilots to hover up to 30 feet above or below the water! Within ... more

La Vida Laguna

  • 673 North Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • (949) 275-7544

Laguna Beach Paddle Boarding

  • 441 North Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • (949) 525-1807

Newport Landing Whale Watching

  • 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • (949) 675-0551