Duck-A-Thon Weekend at the Huntington Beach Pier

Huntington Beach

Rubber Ducks being dumped over the Huntington Beach Pier Saturday at the Duck-A-Thon Fundraiser

This is the second year I’ve attended the Duck-A-Thon fundraiser at the Huntington Beach pier. However, this time I arrived a little too late to purchase a duck. The cutoff time was 5 minutes or so before I got there, so no duck for me.

But I was there in time for the big dump of the rubber ducks into the side of the pier. That’s really what everyone is there to see. The weather was nice, the skies were blue and it was a grand event. Unlike last years event, this time the young volunteers who pick up the ducks seemed to assemble down at the beach a little late.

In fact, when the ducks started to arrive at the beach, regular beach goers began to pick them up instead of the organizers. Since this was a fundraiser and prizes are awarded to the owners of the 1st to 75th duck to arrive on the shore, you can see how this can create a problem.

The “first” duck didn’t float to the shore, instead a regular beach visitor ran out to the breaking waves and simply picked one up and ran back with it. One of the main Duck-A-Thon organizers stopped him from taking it away and that one became the “winner”. I guess you can say the winner was almost ducknapped!

Either way, it was all in good fun and for a good cause. If you missed it this year, mark your calendar, it normally takes place around mid May of each year.

Ramon Ambriz

Ramon has been an avid photographer for over 20 years. He runs and contributes to several photography sites including,  Coolest-Travel-Pictures and OCPix. His main expertise is in advertising and online marketing but photography has always remained a top priority.

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  • Jamateorafael

    Great shot, I´ve heard about this original event several times. Well done and thank you for sharing with us.

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