Huntington Beach Longboard Crew

click the above 1987 group HBLC photo for an article about local surf clubs

 

Est. October 17, 1985

Legacy Member Mike Morgan RIP

Style Master Mike Morgan 1990 Trophy

Annual Mike Morgan Wave of the Day waiting period starts in December 2016!


2016 HBLC Calendar of Events

September 10-11, 2016: MSA Classic at Surfrider Beach

21 surf clubs invited this year! We have a four man team.


September 14, 2016: Free surf movie and 'Talk Story'

Surf movie begins at 6pm in the Mario's Mexican Restaurant's banquet room.


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September 17-18, 2016: HB City Summer Surf Contest


October 15-16, 2016: Surf City 10K


October 29, 2016: 6th Annual Senior Surf Event


November 2016: HBLC Northside Classic


December 2016: Start Mike Morgan waiting period.

End of Year Awards

--end of 2016 calendar--



Coalition of Surf Club News

Bill Brewer, pictured with checkered trunks, wins the Malibu Boardriders' Call to the Wall on 7/24/2016 for the HBLC Surf Team.

The HB team was up against 20 teams from up and down the coast. Virginia Beach sent a team from the east coast! After three events for the 2016 year of team events, our club's surf team is eighth place in the overall CSC standings. It will be tough to hold this place for 2016 as there are five more events this year. Our team lacks strength in the younger divisions and our team paddling relay races. If we had some more participants from HB...hint, hint. Join up now!

2015 TOP SIX CLUBS IN THE COALITION OF 29 SURF CLUBS' RANKINGS
Oceanside LB Surfing Club OLSC
Windansea Surf Club WSC
Doheny LB Surfing Assoc DLSA
Long Beach Surf Club LBSC
Malibu Surfing Association MSA
Pacific Beach Surf Club PBSC

2016 Surf Team Rank with 2015's Final Rank*

*<4 means that the team did not go to 4 or more tournaments in 2015 according to CSC records.

2015 COALITION OF SURF CLUBS

2015 Rank

BSSA SCLU MBR OLSC MSA GOTT PBSC SSA top four

2016 after 4 events

Windansea Surf Club WSC 2 2 2 1 5         10 1
Pacific Beach Surf Club PBSC 6 9 9 5 4         27 2
Big Stick Surfing Association BSSA 12T 1 4 8 16         29 3
Malibu Surfing Association MSA 5 6 7 4 15         32 4
Pedro Point Surf Club PPSC 7T 3 3 17 13         36 5
Huntington Beach Surf Club HBLC 14T 10 10 16 12         48 6
Oceanside Surfing Club OLSC 1 - 8 2 1         - 7
Doheny LB Surfing Association DLSA 3 - 6 10 2         - 8
Santa Cruz Longboard Union SCLU 17 5 1 13 -         - 9
Cardiff Surf Club CSC 7T - 11 11 7         - 10
Santa Barbara Surf Club SBSC 12T 8 5 20 -         - 11
Sunset Cliff Surf Association SCSA 18 - 11 14 18         - 12
San Diego Surf Ladies SDSL <4 - 11 19 17         - 13
Hope Ranch Surf Club HRSC <4 4 - 6 -         - 14T
Long Beach Surf Club LBSC 4 - - 7 3         - 14T
Malibu Boardriders Club MBC 9 - - 3 10         - 16
Swamis Surfing Association SSA 10T - - 12 6         - 17
Ventura Surf Club VSC 14T - 11 9 -         - 18
Coronado LB Surfing Association CLSA 10T - - 15 8         - 19
La Jolla Shores Surfing Association LJSSA 14T - - 18 14         - 20
Cold Water Surf Club CWSC <4 7 - - -         - 21
Texas LB Club   - - - - 9           22
Carolina Beach LB Club   - - - - 11           23
Estero Bay Surf Club EBSC <4 - - - -         - 24T
Blackies Classics BCSC <4 - - - -         - 24T
Virginia Longboard Federation VLF <4 - - - -         - 24T
Hawaiian Longboard Association HLA <4 - - - -         - 24T
Wrightsville Beach LB Association WBLA <4 - - - -         - 24T
Noosa Malibu Club NMC <4 - - - -         - 24T
Team Rainbow TR <4 - - - -         - 24T
Salinas Surf Club SSC <4 - - - -         - 24T

*Most Recent CSC Scoring Guidelines:
To be included in Coalition of Surf Clubs Team Scoring a team must participate in a minimum of four (4) of seven (7) Coalition Sanctioned Events for the calendar year.


The Longboard Crew's goal is to have fun while generating funds and services for worthy causes. In 2015, we have selected Colette's Childrens Home and the Assistance League of Huntington Beach as our primary recipients. The Crew has also helped the Kevin Wojiac Firefighters Fund and our annual canned food drive for the Share Our Selves program in Costa Mesa. 2015 saw our club donate time and funds to the Duck-a-thon, HB Art Center, Surf City Marathon, Surf City 10K and other local charitible causes as well as helping members connect to resources they may need.

Member's ages range under 10 to over 75 years old.
Our members are well traveled and take excursions to remote areas of the world. When we get together as a group it's usually for fun in Surf City.

email the crew: info@hblongboardcrew.org


HBLC Surf Club History link

The HBLC Surf Club hosts events, monthly meetings and gatherings, a surf team for Coalition of Surf Club events and other fun social events benefitting the members and our causes. The membership fee is $25.00 per year for the family! You get a cool membership certificate suitable for framing, stickers and a whole lot of new friends. In order to join, renew your membership or simply donate to the Crew click the donate button below and we will send you an acknowledgement by e-mail.

HBLC merchandise at Coral Reef Wetsuits on Beach Blvd can be ordered or picked up at our monthly gathering. Look for our HB Surf Club T-shirts at Jack's Surfboards on Main Street.

A new ebay account has club merchandise with free shipping. Check out our first item listed: HB Surf Club Patch

NOTE: A shipping fee will be added if you need merchandise to be delivered except for our new ebay store which has free shipping.

email the crew: info@hblongboardcrew.org


Welcome to all of our members for 2016.

To join the club you can click on any Donate Button

( ) or come to our next Mario's gathering (second Wed of each month) or send a regular letter or

email the crew: info@hblongboardcrew.org

The Huntington Beach Longboard Crew is a registered and
approved 501(c)3 California Corporation.

Our Mission Statement:
Represent surfers as contributors to the community,
support our surfing culture and
educate others about our water world.


2016 Directors:

Gary Sahagen

Tim McCollum

Kathleen McCollum

Thomas Da Silva

Al Schuyler

Diana Sullivan

Rick Ischinger

The board meets monthly. A quorum of five
of the above is required for a board of directors meeting.

To send us snail mail:
HBLC
9121 Atlanta Avenue  Suite 623
Huntington Beach, California 92646

email the crew: info@hblongboardcrew.org

Huntington Beach Longboard Crew


A Not So Recent Event:
Click photo below to see other 1930's pics
Thank you Marilyn at Mario's for the cool pics


HBLC Surf Club Notes:
click here for archived notes

Huntington Beach Surf Culture


2016 started off with a bang as El Nino clobbered the west coast. The Gathering of the Tribes was cancelled. We had epic waves however and soon we were in the midst of planning our version of "The Eddie". Every year this event is what we call "The Morgan". Mike Morgan was a member of our club who passed away too early and in his memory Chris "Sarge" Sardelis has created the Mike Morgan Wave of the Day Expression Session. This year it went off with Kyle McGeary winning. The event raised over $4000 for the Explorers for Life.

We spent Superbowl Weekend at the beach with the annual pier paddle on Saturday, February 6, 2016 and the Surf City Marathon Beer Garden Friday, satuday and Sunday. The Pier Paddle made the news when a 10 foot great white got "spooked" by Shane as he rounded the pier on his way to another victory. See the story in the OC Register along with the drone video of the event, including great white swimming away from Shane!

The 2016 Surf City Marathon's Beer Garden was a wild time from Friday morning until Sunday afternoon and that is all we can say about it here in this forum. There were some pictures floating around the internet that are very telling. The club made money for charity AND had fun!

On March 19, 2016 we held our 16th Annual Surf n Bowl in memory of Robin Hauser. The surfing was on the Northside/6th St and the bowling at Fountain Bowl.

The Big Lebowski:

Sean Rathan

Open Men:

First Place Steve Hafke

Second Place Noel Terrado

Third Place Scott English

Fourth Place Gary Sahagen

Open Women:

First Place Joanne Zschomler

Groms:

First Place Ariana Rathan

The Big Pin Gabriela Rathan

above is 2002 Surf and Bowl - Robin Hauser on far left - rest in peace

above is 2003 Surf and Bowl - Robin Hauser on far left - rest in peace

A big congratulations to our newest member, Ben Barns for his Big Sticks Surfing Association's Logjam 6th place finish at the Pleasure Point event in Santa Cruz on April 23-24, 2016. His one man surf team from Huntington Beach managed to put the HB surf club in tenth place overall in the first event of the Coalition of Surf Clubs' 2016 tournament tour. A total of eight events were held in the 2015 tour up and down the California coast. These events attract hundreds of surfers with sup, tandem, shortboard surfing, classical longboard surfing and team relay paddle races.

The Crew headed for Malibu a lot this year with several great south swells showing up early. The HB pier had size but the real quality was the BU! The annual Malibu Boardriders' Call to the Wall was held in highly contestable 3-5 foot surf. Bill Brewer took the win in his division of 36 surfers. Bill was in great form as he took out some notables such as Michael Gillard in the final heat. Great job Bill and way to represent! I have to personally thank Bill for grabbing Wendy's raffle prize while I was out grabbing some of the last waves of the day after the event. Other team members showing good results were Timothy with a ninth place and myself with a tenth place. Noel Terrado, Kris Kroo, Sean Rathan, Scott English and Ben Barnes rounded out the team which placed 16th out of the twenty teams present.

Oceanside Contest saw a small team head down with 17 other surf clubs from as far away as Carolina and Texas. The team finished 12th overall. Congrats to Zoe for finishing 5th overall in the Menehune girls division!! After four events the HBLC Surf Team is in 6th place overall.

see the archived notes for older posts

email the crew: info@hblongboardcrew.org



In Loving Memory of club members we have recently lost - May they be eternally barrelled...

Ronnie Hawkins

Raoul Jimenez

Ricardo Valdez



Early Huntington Beach Surf Clubs have a long history.

Pictured below are some of the earlier HB tribe members from the Hole in the Wall Gang

The 2011 Surfing Walk of Fame Honor Roll Inductees! There were 38 names listed for the HITWG induction ceremony. Four of these 38 inductees are Huntington Beach Longboard Crew surf team members: John Taylor, Morghan Boozer, George Lambert Jr. and Duncan McClane.


Hole in the Wall Surf Team-Number One in the 1970's

Top Row 3rd from left is Duncan McClane, 5th is John Taylor - Morghan Boozer is kneeling 2nd from left and Mr Pipeline was her husband, John Boozer who is 2nd from right kneeling.


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John Lyman Photos
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