Huntington Beach, California, a city along the Pacific Ocean in Orange County, about 25 miles (40 km) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The city is nicknamed Surf City because of its fine beaches and annual surfing championships. The tourist, aerospace, and computer industries are important to Huntington Beach's economy. Oil, produced offshore, is also important. The city was incorporated in 1909. Huntington Beach has the council-manager form of government.