Huntington Beach Longboard Crew

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Established on October 17, 1985


Membership is $25 per year (Contact us for other membership options)

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Calendar of Events

Our cause for 2018 is Epilepsy Awareness


October 10, 2018: Monthly Gathering and Talk Story

Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (come before 6 for Happy Hour)


October 20-21, 2018: Return to the Reef at Cardiff Reef. $110 per entry. Team is forming and deadline is October 10th. First to pay gets priority on openings.


Upcoming Coalition of Surf Club events

for the HB Surf Team

October 20-21, 2018: Return to the Reef at Cardiff Reef hosted by Swamis Surfing Association. $110 per entry with a deadline of October 10th, sign up now.

November 24-25, 2018: Windansea Surf Club event at San Miguel, Ensenada, Baja California aka Mexico!


Our goal is to have fun while generating resources for worthy causes. Epilepsy awareness is our charitable cause for fiscal year 2018. Click for more info.

Member's ages range from under 10 to over 90.

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Welcome to all of our new and returning members.

XX18 = Member in good standing

The HBLC Surf Club hosts monthly gatherings, a Surf Team and events throughout the year. The membership fee is $25.00 per year for an individual, a family or a company! In order to join or renew your membership click the DONATE button below and we will send you an acknowledgement by e-mail. Come join us at our monthly gatherings.

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

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

email the crew: info@hblongboardcrew.org


HB Surf Club and HB Surf Team:

In December, our Christmas Party went off at Mario's Mexican Restaurant with the 2017 Perpetual Award given to Rick Ischinger. 2017 Woman of the Year awarded to Diana Sullivan, 2017 Comeback Competitor awarded to Felipe Bascope and our 2017 Young Lion award went to Jovan Smith. The raffle Wind and Sea MB surfboard was won by Don Bigelow. Lots of other raffle winners and all dues paying members got a free dinner! Thank you to all members who brought their dues current for 2018. These members will receive a XX18 patch for their jackets at the January meeting. The Chuck Dent RL raffle surfboard should be awarded at the January meeting.

The year started off with the first gathering at Marios on a positive note of hope for the new year. The HB Longboard Crew's charitable causes for this year include Epilepsy Awareness and some related events. Last November was National Epilepsy Awareness month at the Disneyland Hotel. International Epilepsy Day is February 12, 2018 (second Monday in February). The HB Surf Team is continually reforming and evolving as members change age groups and new members come forward to compete. Our team this year has a range of abilities where the more seasoned competitors will be schooling the less experienced in the ways of impressing the judges. Each venue has its qualities and strategies for the best ride to showcase your talents. Listen and learn from the surfers who continually make the next rounds.

February started with the 32nd Annual HBLC Pier Paddle Race. As in previous years we held the race in honor of Ace Aseltine, Sophia Bartlow and Butch Van Artsdalen. Paddlers named who they were paddling for at the start of the race. The results were 1st Shane Jones 6'24"; 2nd River Mungall 7'2"; 3rd Dylan Zazueta 7'7"; 4th Maddie Camargo 8'11"; 5th Steve Hafke 8'16"; 6th Asa Defour 8'26"; 7th Geraldo Santos Neto 8'49"; 8th Kip Kennedy 8'50"; 9th Lee H. Graham 9'1"; 10th Gary Stearn 9'15"; 11th Morghan Boozer 9'27"; 12th Mark Pynchon 9'51"; 13th Noel Terrado 17'25"; 14th Tina Toulouse 17'25"; 15th Laurel Gurley! Cograts to all paddlers! After the race we headed to the Surf City Marathon's Sand Bar that we hosted again. The gathering at Marios fell on Valentines Day this year and the newly weds showed up to win the Chuck Dent raffle board! Congrats to Mike Watson and all the other raffle winners. The surf team headed up the Morro Bay for the coalition event, The Big, Bad and Ugly Surf Contest. Dave Hilts finished 6th and Tim McCollum finished 8th wjich placed the team in 6th Place out of the 10 teams/clubs entered, way to go!

March 11th was our time slot for the Rincon Invitational. The waves were small and barely breaking but it was for a very worthy cause! Sophia Bartlow's Scholarship Fund. Little did we know that our friend Sumo Sato was also with us that day as he left us for that point break in heaven. Thank you to all who entered whether you showed up or not! Your donations help fund two scholarships this year! RIP Sumo Sato, Ace Aseltine and George Downing!

April 14, 2018 was the 12th Annual National Walk for Epilepsy. This was the day we celebrated Sumo Sato's life with a huge paddle out. Some wore a purple wrist band for Epilepsy Awareness. We are participating in the 2019 Epilepsy Awareness Walk as it was too late to register properly for this years' walk although we encouraged all of our members to join in the walk or paddle out if they were physically able. Bill Fury has been instrumental in keeping us informed about the deadlines and plans for future walks. We are also planning more paddle outs (Ace) and a possible Day at the Beach for epilepsy and spectrum surfers. The main walk is on the National Mall but we will plan a local walk for our members. Registration opens in July 2018 for the April 27, 2019 Epilepsy Foundation's Walk on the National Mall to ensure health care options remain strong for people living with seizures. This is a walk to ensure research for better treatments and cures. The April 14th date conflicted with the Gathering of the Tribes at Church Point, Trestles but we still were able to field a surf team. 19 teams showed up and our team pulled an eleventh overall. Standouts from our HB Surf Team were Dylan Zuzueta advancing to round two with a ninth place overall (Finn Reyes got 8th); Amy Reda finished 4th overall; Tim Reda finished 7th overall; Larry Casas in 17th which contributed team points; Steve Mather in 19th and Dave Hilts in 25th place contributing team points! Congrats to all participants! Later in April the HB Surf Team headed up to Santa Cruz for the Logjam. Amy Reda finished second with Tim Reda finishing first! They also entered and placed 5th for the Aloha Team category. Tim finished 7th in the Hot Dog Logger category, too! Our team finished 8th overall thanks to supporting roles from Dave Hilts and Ben Barnes. Congrats to our HB Surf Team rippers!

May started on a positive note as we welcomed and celebrated new members Elvis Davis, Cory Schoenborn, Priscilla Weaver-Rouse, Tina Toulouse, Laurel Gurley, Dylan Zuzueta, Albert Zuzueta, Tim Reda and Amy Reda. The passing of members Father Chris Mondor and Ross Nash found us planning more paddle outs. Thank you to Don Bigelow who really stepped up to help bigtime with all the paddle out arrangements and thank you to Tina Toulouse for your tireless efforts to create and deliver all the leis. Your efforts do not go unnoticed! The month ended with the HB Surf Team in Santa Cruz again for the Memorial Day Classic at Steamer Lane. We finished 13th out of 14 with Howard Keiliinoi finished equal 16th; Dave Hilts finishing 3rd in Presidents' heat and 15th in Legends Men. The overall standings going into the summer season for the HB Surf Team is 8th Place! Windansea is in first, Pedro Point is 2nd with Santa Cruz, Oceanside, Doheny, Malibu Surfing Association and Big Sticks in 3rd thru 7th Place. Individual standouts 2018 year to date include Tim Reda in 4th Place; Amy Reda in 1st Place; Dave Hilts in 10th Place. Great work!

June started off to a poor start as we were asked to change our gathering date by Mario's with all the grad nites coming up. The Monday change was not well attended. Those in attendance were treated to our last night at Mario's for a while. We decided to change the venue to Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill on 5th Street downtown HB. Same time slot, 6-8pm. Happenings were the HB Cult Pro-Am and the Coalition of Surf Clubs Presidents' Meeting at Dukes Malibu on June 2nd.

Paddle outs this year for Randee Williams, Ross Nash and Father Chris Mondor were held at the pier. Thank you all who supported by paddling out or simply attending the paddle out.

The summer ended with a bang as the summer swells lit up the coast! A couple of gatherings at our new digs were attended by the core crew and some new members. Cruisers seems to be a good option for some of our downtown members who can now walk or ride a bike to our talk story and surf film showings. Last month we had the finals of the Relik Lowers event streaming live during our meeting. Thank you to Cruisers for setting up the connections to their big screen TV.

Coalition events were two Malibu contests and one event at Oceanside. We had our surf team at all three Coalition of Surf Clubs Tournaments.

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