City Guide: Dirty Heads' Matt Ochoa Shows Us All That Huntington Beach Has To Offer

Breakfast burritos by the beach? Count us in.

By Sara Nuta - Sep 27, 2017
In support of their upcoming album, 'Swim Team', Dirty Heads are going on tour, playing in venues across the US. Breakfast burritos by the beach? Count us in.

Nothing makes us feel like summer will last forever like listening to a Dirty Heads record.

Mixing reggae, pop, rock, and hip-hop, the California natives have been making sun-soaked jams and redefining the sound of the Golden State since 2003. In a nutshell? The "Vacation" singers’ discography is the musical equivalent of drinking a Corona on the beach with your friends at sunset while wearing a hoodie.


Now, the five-piece—made up of Jared “Dirty J” Watson (vocals), Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell (vocals/guitar), Jon Olazabal (percussion), Matt Ochoa (drums), and David Foral (bass)—have announced that they’ll be hitting the road next month in support of their upcoming LP, Swim Team, out October 13 via Five Seven Music.

In celebration of their SoCal sound, Ochoa showed us the best spots that the band's stomping grounds has to offer. Whether you want to find the best fish tacos, a cool dive bar, or an oceanside view for your dog, his guide to Huntington Beach has you covered.

Check it out below, then make sure to track Dirty Heads on Bandsintown to see them on tour with The Unlikely Candidates and Tyrone’s Jacket!

Matt Ochoa's Guide To Huntington Beach


HB Dog Beach

If you have a dog, or don’t and just want to play with everyone else’s dogs come here.


Sanchos Tacos

Amazing Breakfast burritos right across the street from HB Pier.


HB Disc Golf Course

Don’t forget a six-pack.


Vans Skatepark

Almost guaranteed to see the next up-and coming prodigy from HB putting in work here.


4 Sons Brewery

My favorite local brewery in Huntington—great tasting beer and they're always releasing new flavors.


SeaLegs at the Beach

Only spot in Huntington on the sand where you can drink and listen to live music.


Normitas Surf City Tacos

Super small spot. Get the Fish Tacos!!


Old World

If you’re into German Food/beer check out Old World. I usually frequent here around Oktoberfest. Killer brats and the Wiener Dog races can get intense!


The Pen

Divey, local spot—a lot of pool tables, blackouts, etc…


Fiesta Grill (17th St.)

Because you can never have enough good Mexican food spots by the beach.

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No upcoming concerts. Track Dirty Heads on Bandsintown to see when new tour dates have been added!

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