Friday, February 28, 2014

A wet end of February in Huntington Beach

Ready to get nice and wet with the storm?  I'm looking outside at a nice sunset with lots of blue sky, so it will be interesting to see what is really in store.

As February comes to an end, I was checking to see what events we have coming up. I see we have lots of drink & food opportunities in the next few months.  For those of you who like to plan early.  Here are some you  can mark on your calendars:
Huntington Beach Lions Crabfest – March 30 – www.hblionscrabfest.com
Taste of Huntington Beach – April 27 – www.tastehb.com
Derby Day – May 3 – www.trchb.org/eventsnews.html
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Please – May 4 – www.winecheeseandchocolateplease.com
Duck-a-Thon – May 16 , 17, 18 – www.duckathon.org
Relay for Life – June 7,8 – www.relayforlife.org/huntingtonbeachca
Wags N Wine – June 22 – www.wagsnwine.com

Okay, that is more than enough events for the moment.  The Relay for Life being the only non-drinking one!  But if you’ve ever lost anyone to cancer, you will definitely want to come out to this event.

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit a new (well newish) business here in town.  Carrozza Surfboards run and owned by Bob Davis & Chris Carrozza.   What a cool business.   They are creating custom surfboards and definitely doing it right.  They have a great philosophy towards customer service – Take care of the client.  When they give a due date for a board, they stick to it.  They give back to the community by sponsoring young upcoming surf kids providing guidance and following a right track in life. They help those that might not otherwise ever get a chance to experience the joy of surfing.  They are very active with the Surfrider Foundation and involved in the community in other ways as well.  They are looking to have their boards offered in local shops in town.  If you have contacts, keep them in mind (www.carrozzasurboards.com).  I asked them to tell me a little more of their story, this is what they had to say: 
"We are 2 guys that randomly met and began surfing together and decided to start a surfboard company based on Chris's 10 + years of shaping experience in Maui, and Bobs many many years of sales and marketing experience. We sat down with a pen and paper and wrote down everything that we imagined we could do with this company and everything we wanted the company to become. Today, almost 2 years into this journey we are steadily growing and getting great feedback from the local community about our boards. We are stoked to be part of the HB community and look forward to meeting new people, making more boards for our local friends and giving back to the community that has helped us in so many ways”
Pay them a visit, keep them in mind when you need that new surfboard.  Visit their shaping room by appointment at 7501 Slater Ave, Unit S" here in Huntington Beach.  And check out their website to see their boards and more.