Courtesy of Skyler Munatones, Huntington Beach, California.

We have been swimming and surfing in Huntington Beach, California since 1966, but we have never seen snow hit the shores of this Southern California surfing mecca.

This morning, a squall of hail hit the city nicknamed Surf City U.S.A. and covered the wide white sand beach in a blanket of white.

While surfing and swimming with snow on the shoreline may be the norm in wintery Ireland or Canada, it is a once-in-a-generation occurrence in the beach cities of Orange County, California.

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