6th Annual Beach Party & Bonfire Bash!

Dear Friends-

Beach BBQ Party & Bonfire of the Summer:

One to Remember!!!! :-)

Multiple great Meetup Groups will make this

THE Beach Party of the Summer!

 

The beach party will now start at 12 Noon (2 hours earlier than we used to do it).

If you get to the beach between 12noon-1pm you will not have to deal with parking issues.


If you come between 1pm-4pm the Magnolia St Lot may be full/closed, so you can try entering at Brookhurst St and coming back up to the Magnolia lot. Or there is street parking on Magnolia or Newland St (but it is a hike). Please arrive early to avoid all these issues. If you come after 4pm, the parking lot will likely be open again.

We will begin BBQing at 3pm (2 hours earlier)

 

***We need help with the following***:

1) For people bringing tables, canopies, BBQ equipment etc, please drop off and set up your stuff at the beach in the morning. That way, everything will be set up by the start time- 12 NOON, and we can keep everything better organized. Even if you cannot stay, please at least drop off your supplies in the morning so that I and others can set everything up. I cannot be shuttling equipment from the street to the beach all day if the parking lot closes.
2) Please come early and help set up in the morning

3) Please help clean up trash throughout the day so that we will not be left cleaning up mounds of trash at 10pm.
4) Please help out with the cooking at the grill
5) For the trash that is there at the end of the night, please help to clean it up starting around 9pm.
6) Please help at the end of the night (starting around 8:30pm) break down equipment and take back to the cars, that way everyone gets out on time.
7) ***When you RSVP for this event please indicate how you can help with the above needs to make this a successful event**

 

Check out our Beach Party Video!

A BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR HELPING OUT! :-)

- If you have any games you wanna play please bring them!
- If you have any suggestions to make this event more successful please let me know.

- If you know anywhere else to publicize this event please let me know.


Cheers!

WHEN:
SATURDAY AUGUST 3TH 2013
12NOON-10PM


VOLLEYBALL STARTS @ 1PM.

THE BBQ STARTS APPROX. 3PM.
THE BONFIRE STARTS APPROX 7-10PM

Summer's here and time's right for a fun day at the beach with us enjoying any of the following:
Swimming/Surfing/Boogie Boarding/Sun
Bathing/Biking/Roller Blading /socializing/and games such as:

volleyball/smash ball/bocce ball/horse shoe toss

 

The Orange County Drum Circle is joining us!

http://www.orangecountydrumcircle.com/

There may be some drumming during the afternoon

FULL DRUMMING AROUND THE BONFIRE TO START AT DARK!

 

What to bring:
A BBQ grill, games to play, tables, bottled water, firewood, meat to BBQ (burgers, hot dogs, chicken, fish) Veggies to grill, salad, fruit, side dishes, buns, condiments, utensils/cups/napkins, smores supplies ice and coolers.

Location/Directions:
This is the HUNTINGTON STATE BEACH and the beach parking entrance is at Magnolia/PCH. After paying, make a quick right (almost a U-turn) drive to near the end of the parking lot. You'll see 6 volleyball courts (in the sand to your left) near the snack shop/restrooms (directly in front of you), lifeguard tower 11 nearby and the powerplant directly to your right across PCH. If you don't see the power plant across PCH you're in the wrong spot. Look for our canopies with the Meetup banner.

Parking is $15 per car all day(please carpool)



VERY IMPORTANT!!!! The beach does not allow alcohol so beware! Offenders that are caught get ticketed.

See you there!!!!!!!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Always the best Beach Party Bash ever, good friends, food, sun, organizers etc.

    August 8, 2013

  • SBme

    Thanx Judy, for your V-Ball coordination at the party- Was great to see you Bruce, Jeff & Janice as well~ S.

    1 · August 8, 2013

    • Judy M

      Always Staush! Thank you! ; )

      August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Didn't know anyone going in...felt a little out of place and left early. Everyone broken up into small groups....Nice to meet a few ladies before I left.

    1 · August 4, 2013

    • Lori B.

      Renee it was nice meeting you. I did the same when I started two years ago. That's how I've met the most remarkable women and men.

      1 · August 6, 2013

    • Claudia

      Thank you Nancy and Renee. I look forward in meeting you both.

      1 · August 6, 2013

  • Lori B.

    I have a kindle waiting to be reunited with its owner. Please email me through meetup to be reunited.

    1 · August 4, 2013

    • Joy G.

      Lol...thanks for picking it up for me xo

      1 · August 5, 2013

    • Lori B.

      Its waiting in a corner and pouting.

      August 6, 2013

  • Virginia

    An excellently executed event with so many people coming together for a summer celebration. My sincere thanks goes out to everyone who had a hand in organizing because I know how much work goes into the planning, setting up, taking down and cleaning. Phenomenal Job everyone!

    1 · August 5, 2013

    • Bruce M

      Thanks Virginia, as you know it is a team effort all way!

      1 · August 6, 2013

  • Joy G.

    Great time...thanks to everyone for their hard work great spirit!

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Virginia

    Did anyone find my roll up beach table with a teal carry case? I just bought it and would really appreciate having it back.
    I left it when I moved my chair to the fire pit after sunset.
    I was sitting on the far south side of our group near a family with their own BBQ in front of me.
    If so, please let me know and I'll come pick it up at your convenience.

    August 5, 2013

  • Judy M

    Ok...Who knows who brought the awesome little_man, (boy), who played vball w/ us ALL DAY LONG??? We need him on our beach team...; ))) Hes gonna be PRO~! ; p

    2 · August 5, 2013

    • joseph f.

      his name is Isaiah but no clue who he came with... : (

      August 5, 2013

    • Judy M

      Really! Hummm...i have parents on my vball group that have a son w/ that name..i didnt remember that name..shoot! Anyone know who he came with???

      August 5, 2013

  • Thomas

    Thanks, Don & Bruce,
    I had a great time celebrating my 60th b-day. Special thanks to my close friends, Brian, George, Janice, Saundra, Rena, Richard, Pat, Tom.

    2 · August 4, 2013

  • Judy M

    These organizers..BRUCE & DON...Simply ROCK THIS PLACE..Seriously..Can anyone do it better than these two..haha! I think not!!! There can never be a BIG enough THANK YOU 2 BOTH OF YOU...YOU ROCK! Such heart & soul it takes to put so much effort out there for EVERYONE...! Even strangers yet to become friends...Love you both♥♥♥

    2 · August 4, 2013

    • Bruce M

      This was and will always be a team effort....Thanks to all!!!

      2 · August 4, 2013

    • Judy M

      Right back @ ya Mr. Bruce♥ To think we use to do THREE of these..Oh my! Now wonder exhaustion/excitement hit every month..haha!

      1 · August 4, 2013

  • Linda

    Awesome! Thanks to all that worked to pull off such a great bash. I appreciate those who gave me a warm welcome, I really enjoyed myself...:-)

    2 · August 4, 2013

  • Sandy

    So much fun!My first beach bash...loved the volley ball, bongo players, good food, good friends! Perfect day :) Don and Bruce..great job as always...what you give of yourselves to do this for all of us is amazing! It is soooo greatly appreciated and we love you!

    2 · August 4, 2013

    • Judy M

      Isnt this lady AMAZING♥

      1 · August 4, 2013

  • Steve ; )

    Was lots of fun playing & eating & getting that wonderful bonfire smell! Still only know a few people...meeting more fun people all the time.

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Wes R.

    My first Meetup with this group and it was a really fun time with a great group of people. Thanks to all who made this happen.

    3 · August 3, 2013

    • Wes R.

      Thanks, Judy, for being so open and friendly. Really appreciate you making vball happen for all of us. You really rocked the court.

      2 · August 4, 2013

    • Judy M

      Your very welcome Wes..and ALWAYS<3 Not sure about rocking the court yesterday though lol! I was WAY out of my game..(I better work on getting it back..haha! Hope your both still standing after 6 hrs. of vball ; )))

      1 · August 4, 2013

  • Francisco G.

    The Tribe is Great!!!

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Sandy

    My first Beach Bash....Was sooo much fun! Thank you Don and Bruce..It was a blast! :)

    3 · August 4, 2013

    • Judy M

      I am soooo very glad you FINALLY joined in on the fun w/ us yesterday beautiful Sandra...Thanks for coming♥

      1 · August 4, 2013

  • Jay S

    A very enjoyable day at the beach with great people. Bruce, thank you for the special lemonade and the cherry! Don, always great to see you. The food was awesome. Did I say very nice people!!!

    3 · August 4, 2013

  • Tomie

    This was the best time I've had all summer, I enjoyed meeting everyone !!

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • jay

    good

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Darlene

    Thank you so much to the organizers for getting up so early, saving us an amazing spot and having a creating a great time for everyone!

    3 · August 4, 2013

  • Bruce M

    Funtastic Party, great people, place fun, FUN!

    2 · August 4, 2013

  • Don

    Fantastic Day!

    3 · August 4, 2013

  • Sharon R.

    Great fun & food & people!

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Elaine

    That was a blast!!

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Francisco G.

    Wow super nice people a lot of fun, well organize, thank to make this event happens, looking forward for the next one, hugs.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun. Loved the bonfire. Met some really nice people.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Renee

    oops! was at HB city beach. Now at HB state beach. what's next, HB county beach??

    August 3, 2013

  • Renee

    in front of wahoos by # 11 _ where r u?

    August 3, 2013

  • Jackie L.

    have a sore throat. yuk!!!!

    August 3, 2013

  • G.U.D. !

    Lookinf forward

    August 3, 2013

  • Don

    We are here. By lifeguard 11. Next to the asphalt. Look for the Meetup banner.

    August 3, 2013

  • Renee

    Jay, hope you can squeeze some corn n burgers on your grill? :-)

    1 · August 2, 2013

    • Jay S

      You Bet!

      August 2, 2013

  • Renee

    I'm bringing 18 burger patties w buns n all condiments/veggies; watermelon, corn to grill, peanut butter pretzels n all the goodies for 36 s'mores plus my v-ball skills. Oops - and a teenager n friend. Can't wait!!

    August 2, 2013

  • Irma

    We won't arrive until after 3:30 p.m. Bringing a couple of buckets of fried chicken and some fruit.

    August 2, 2013

  • Nancy S.

    How late will it be going too??

    August 2, 2013

  • Jay S

    Will bring 24 Beef Hot Dogs and Buns to cook on my grill.

    August 2, 2013

  • Mary R

    As we weren't able to ride share (from the LA area), sorry, we can't make it. But, we hope you have a great time!! :)

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Jay S

    For those who would like to go on a bike ride - be there at the party site by 11:00 am and I will lead the group.

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Jay S

    I can bring a easy up tent, a table and a med size Weber gas grill if needed. And be there around 10:30 am

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Steve ; )

    Bringing hot dogs, marshmallows, trail mix bars & Austin crackers...looking forward!

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Bruce M

    The "Happening Beach Party" - Update
    Tomorrow is the day for our Beach Party event which is the Event of the summer. We have volleyball lined up, OC Drum circle attending and volunteers bringing tables and EZ ups plus a few beach games in the works.
    We still need a few more tables, EZ ups for food area plus firewood for Fire Pits and of course volunteers are always welcome and are appreciated because without volunteers this great event could not occur.

    Event Tips:

    Event starts officially at noon but feel free to come earlier as the activity hosts will be there at 6:00 AM.

    Parking can be a challenge between 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM but normally after 3:00 there are spaces available.

    Bring food to share in disposal dishes and we will have at least one propane BBQ available. Shared food does not include drinks or ice chests.

    Clean-up is everyone responsibility. We start cleaning up food area at 7:00 PM.

    This area is patrolled by law enforcement therefore be responsible in your actions.

    August 2, 2013

  • Wes R.

    I will arrive early to help set up.

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • Thomas

    I'll be getting there about 9am. Bringing EZ-UP. ice chests, beach chairs, firewood, paper plates, cups, utensils, boogie boards. Can help with set up if needed.

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • Joe

    Something came up Ya'll have fun!!

    August 1, 2013

  • Verg

    I'll bring a salad.

    1 · August 1, 2013

  • joseph

    will bring some firewood.....

    1 · July 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm biking there so can't bring much in the way of extras, but will bring my own food and drink....and lots of cheese and crackers for all...thanks....Reenie

      1 · July 31, 2013

  • Martha

    I'll bring tasty salsa and can help where needed.

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • sharon

    I'll be there early to help! Spoke to Merrilu. :)

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Renee

    I'm driving from Redondo on Sat around 11:30 and have room in my car for two people as long as you're on the way down the 405 fwy to Huntington. Let me know if you're interested. I do plan on staying at beach til end or close to end.

    July 31, 2013

  • Giselle

    Will be there early evening

    1 · July 30, 2013

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