Hanging Loose in the O.C.

Is Huntington Beach the freest place on Earth? At Shorebreak, it sure feels like it is.

Board shorts required? Not quite, but there are a few rules to abide at Huntington Beach’s Shorebreak. Okay, maybe not rules. But certainly strong suggestions:

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1. Beanbags are required sitting. Chairs? Boring. Guest room beanbags—you haven’t really lived until you try this. Post childhood.

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2. Swing in a hammock. Beds aren’t the only flat surface for sleeping. It will lull you to sleep faster than the sound of the ocean.

3. Play with fire. With adult supervision, of course. And contained. But now that we got the warnings out of the way … Huntington Beach has some of the best fire pits along the shoreline. The community breaks out the hot dogs and marshmallows. Shorebreak makes it even easier with fire pits off the lobby and a s’mores kit at the front desk.

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4. Chant namaste from your ocean-facing balcony or window. Seriously. There’s nothing left to say. Sunrise. Yoga. Peace.

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5. Cruise around town, but please leave the car keys with the valet. Instead, get on the Pedego electric bike.

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6. Learn surf lingo. The name of the hotel restaurant, Zimzala, isn’t made up! It means “one who finds peace with sand between his (or her) toes.”

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If ever there was a goal of our rules, it’s to help surface every person’s surfer soul—that freedom-loving, tacos-for-breakfast, joyriding spirit that sometimes gets lost.

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