Orange County Longboarding
If you’re a longboader from Orange County then you’ll probably know that a longboard spot isn’t exactly easy to come by. We often get emails asking if we know any spots in the OC and the answer is always the same “You need to head for the hills”. There is no sarcasm in that; you literally need to head for the hills. Here in Huntington Beach where our warehouse is located isn’t exactly
longboard heaven, it’s as flat as a door and it sucks. If we skate during the week we can’t travel too far because we are smack dab in the mecca of freeway traffic and when we do finally make to our destination its 30 minutes until night fall.
It’s not as bad as it seems, on the weekends are when we can eat our desert. If your living or you have stayed anywhere in Orange County then you’ll know that you’re pretty much held captive and can only escape on the weekends. We charge up the go-pro, pack up our camera bag, grab our boards and get the hell out of dodge. Our spot seeking techniques are as sophisticated as looking out of our car window and pulling over if anything catches our eye.
We have spent more time searching for stops in Orange County then Luis and Clark seeking out land in our beloved nation. Okay that’s an exaggeration but it feels that way. From our extensive longboard spot finding research we now have a weekend warrior plan that we stick to and this is where the “head for the hills” comes in. We found some spots in the north side of Irvine and Mission Viejo, but we find most of our gems up in the canyons around Foothill Ranch, Anaheim Hills, and Yorba Linda and if you really want to venture out then checkout Silverado Canyons. Silverado Canyons has some pretty sick bike trails that get really squirrely and steep but we mainly go for the winding isolated roads.
We are only sharing our experiences and opinions on the matter. This writing is no way shape or form speaking for all Orange County longboarders. Others could have opposite experiences we would not want to conflict with their opinions.
With all that being said, let’s go skate! We are always looking for new longboarders to skate with so shoot us an email or call us if you want to go skate. We are also looking for new riders so if you have a video and are pretty good at downhill freeride send us a link.