A few braved the elements.
"It's very wet. It's very windy too, so the rain just gets in your face," said Krista Suh, a Rowland Heights resident.
For Suh, it was a chance to catch up with her good friend.
"We had a bright idea to come to the beach in the rain. We've never done that before, and we really wanted to go to the beach," said Margaret Tsang, also of Rowland Heights.
The rain was pounding down at times, making roads slippery, and it kept some drivers from getting behind the wheel.
"Driving, I don't like driving in the rain," said Terry Larue of Huntington Beach.
Others looked at the positive side of all this rain.
"Walking on the beach and giving thanks for all this water," said one Huntington Beach resident.
"When it's actually raining, like the noise of the rain, that's always fun to listen to, kind of like relaxing and it makes you appreciate when the sun is going to come out like tomorrow, and it's going to be 70 degrees until November," said another Huntington Beach resident Max Crist.
The rain has stopped in the Huntington Beach area for now, and residents are looking forward to some sunshine in the near future.