When we write articles about Huntington Beach, we generally state there are no theme parks or major attractions except for one–the beach. The beach is the heart of events activities during the summer months. Upcoming at the beach is the AVP Pro Beach Volley Ball tournament May 2 - 4, 2008. A trend last year and this year, however, is the beach events such as the recent NPPL Paintball tournament charged fees (ticket required) to see the main arena games. And now the AVP announces it is charging, as well. It began doing so last year (2007), when it threatened to end its appearance in Huntington Beach because it was not allowed to charge. There must be a way that these groups are skirting the coastal regulations for charging for events on public beaches. If this trend continues, the events that impact the beaches and require city resources will feed back into the coffers of interested parties, but will not serve the public’s needs for access to these public beaches.