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2024 Letter from the HBCA President

Dear HBCA Members and Huntington Beach Residents,

Happy winter! I hope everyone is enjoying the seasonal weather, and excited for another great HBCA summer. I look forward to serving the beach for another year as president, alongside my fellow board members. I have gotten to know many neighbors over the past year, and I look forward to meeting more of you this year.


HBCA membership remained strong in 2023 at 460 members, just over 2022’s count. It has been great to see so many new families move into the HBCA, and we hope this continues to help membership grow, and the beach thrive.


We were fortunate to have some relatively mild weather to kick off the year, which resulted in a terrific turnout for the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge. 50+ people braved the chilly water and took the plunge, with many more coming down to the beach to watch and support. Thank you to the Centerport Fire Department and Huntington Harbor Master, who are always on hand to support us and make this a fun and safe event!

We have many more fun events planned throughout the year, starting up again on March 2nd with Pasta Night. This event serves as an early kickoff to the season and is a great way to meet and mingle with fellow members. I encourage you all to join in the fun and attend either the earlier family/children seating or the later adult seating.


With membership numbers up, participation in our events continued to demonstrate the strong community spirit within HBCA, and we hope that continues in 2024 and beyond. As always, these cannot happen without all the neighborhood volunteers that commit their time and energy to ensure these events are always a success.

As we head into 2024, the Board and I are committed to making sure we continue to maintain and improve the Beach for all to enjoy. HBCA is never short of capital projects that need to be addressed throughout the year, and I would like to thank the entire Board and all the neighbors and volunteers who consistently devote their time to help keep HBCA a desirable place to live. Some important projects I would like to highlight are the ongoing boat ramp project, which is in progress; and the playground replacement project, for which fundraising efforts are underway. I ask for your patience on both of these projects, and as always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or anyone on the board if you have any questions or would like to get involved in any capacity – the beach belongs to us all. Enjoy the rest of the winter!


Colin Walsh

HBCA President, 2024

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