From a surfing perspective, what comes to your mind when you think of Newport Beach? Is it the Balboa Pavilion or the Duffy Electric Boats?
If you’re a surfer, there’s a good chance you will say Echo Beach, black ball, The Wedge, 54th Street, the surf industry, or Richie Collins. And you’re right.
Newport Beach is a symbol of California surf culture. Named by Captain Samuel S. Dunnells in 1870 when he arrived with his SS Vaquero in the bay, this is a place where water plays a fundamental part in the local economy.