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Huntington Beach, California (U.S.)

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[flag of Huntington Beach, California] located by Valentin Poposki, 18 October 2011

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Description of the flag

The official website of Huntington Beach shows a completely different flag as the city flag - blue with a large white and gold emblem. See the photo at - the photo and accompanying text can be seen in context towards the bottom of the page at where it specifically says "Three flagpoles now stand next to the pier, featuring the American flag, the POW/MIA flag, the California State flag, and the City of Huntington Beach flag."  I found the photo on a web gallery which says it was taken in Huntington Beach, but it doesn't say it is the city flag- see Right-clicking to check properties reveals the file name as "Surf-City-Flag". Since Surf City is a nickname for Huntington Beach maybe this is an unofficial tourism flag.
Ned Smith, 26 August 2005

The flag of the City of Huntington Beach, California, is shown in large format on Wikipedia.
Valentin Poposki, 18 October 2011

This flag appears to have been in use 2005-2011.
Photos: - City website (23 July 2008) (12 January 2011) (4 July 2012)

Ivan Sache, 7 September 2013

This 6 Dec 2016 article from the LA Times shows that the logo flag has been adopted as the official city flag. The version shown does not have the city's name below the logo.
Masao Okazaki, 25 June 2020

Former flag

[flag of Huntington Beach, California] located by Valentin Poposki, 25 August 2005

The website at showed a fitting logo for 'Surf City USA'. It consists of a large white inner circle with a very narrow white outer circle around it. Radiating from the logo are several faint white circles which appear on a background of blue, old gold, and gray. The innermost of these radiant circles is faintly filled in with a dark gray color. The central image is bisected by a vertical golden surfboard, which does not reach to either the top or the bottom of the circle. This surfboard itself is bisected by a red vertical stripe. Superimposed on the surfboard are the words 'Surf City' in upper and lower case dark blue lettering, while on either side of the board are the letters 'H' and 'B' respectively.
Ron Lahav, 9 November 2004

This flag appears to have been in use 2004-2005.

Flag with seal

[flag of Huntington Beach, California] located by Valentin Poposki, 30 August 2013

Several images at show this flag, one with a collection of national, state, and municipal flags, suggesting it is being used as the city flag.

A light blue flag with images of breaking waves on the hoist and fly, and in the center the city seal.

This flag appears to have been in use since 2012.

Photos: (23 September 2012) (28 September 2012)
City's seal:
Ivan Sache, 7 September 2013


[City Seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 6 May 2019