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My Huntington Beach – Author Chris Epting

Author Chris Epting writes a popular column for the Huntington Beach Independent. He has also written many books including “Huntington Beach, California” from the Images of America series, “Roadside Baseball” and “Hello, It’s Me – Dispatches from a Pop Culture Junkie.”

Pop Culture Book | Chris Epting | Huntington Beach

This week, Chris is our featured Surf City resident and he shares some of his local favorites.

Surf City Family (SCF): How long have you lived in Huntington Beach?

Chris Epting (CE): Since 1999 — I had taken a job in Newport Beach, and moving from LA, we didn’t want to head that far south to live.

SCF: What do you like best about living here?
CE: The people and the weather.
SCF: Name your favorite place to get breakfast?
CE: Jon’s Coffee Shop.

SCF: Note to self, check out Jon’s Coffee Shoppe. What’s the best place for dining out with the family?
CE: Secret Spot

SCF: Favorite park/beach and why?
CE: Bolsa Chica Wetlands – the history and knowing how hard people fought to preserve it.

SCF: Do you have a secret/tip to give anyone who wants to visit/live in Huntington Beach? What is it?
CE: The bike path after the summer is heavenly – empty and quiet

SCF: Thank you so much, Chris!

Chris Epting | Taste of Huntington Beach
Chris Epting and Family taken by Surf City Family’s Marcie Taylor during the Taste of Huntington Beach Event in 2010.

Chris Epting is an Author and Huntington Beach Independent columnist – For more information, visit

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