Orange County

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Sprawling suburban county in Southern California, located between Los Angeles County and San Diego County; the surf world's industrial and media hub since the 1950s. Orange County has 42 miles of shoreline, and includes the coastal towns of Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and San Clemente. Surfing was likely introduced to Orange County in 1908 by Hawaiian-b...

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