Huntington Beach Longboard Crew

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Est. October 17, 1985

Multi-Purpose Surfing Reef Foundation

Click the link to donate and receive your ride(s) available on video from recent coalition events such as the Malibu Boardriders' Call to the Wall at Malibu. Proceeds will assist in forming this non-profit foundation that Ray Allen is proposing for the creation of new surf breaks.

 


2017 HBLC Surf Club Calendar of Events

October 21, 2017: Senior Contest, Surf-O-Rama and Surfboard Builders' Hall of Fame Induction

October 22, 2017: Bud Llamas HB 80's at Goldenwest Street sign up at 17th Street Surf Shop


October 22, 2017: International Masters Ocean Championships for Seniors 60 and over $100 includes dinner at Dukes, t-shirt and other items.

November 4, 2017: HB Cult Pro-Am at Goldenwest Street sign up at quivers or online at www.hbcult.com


November 8, 2017: Free surf flick and a talk story in the Mario's banquet room.


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Coalition of Surf Club Events

HB Surf Team

October 21-22, 2017: Swamis Surfing Association's Return to the Reef at Cardiff Reef

November 18-19, 2017: Wind and Sea Surf Club's tournament in La Jolla.



Our goal is to have fun while generating resources for worthy causes.

Member's ages range under 10 to over 90 years old.

email the crew: info@hblongboardcrew.org


Huntington Beach Longboard Crew Surf Club Origins

Club and Surf Team merchandise can be picked up at our monthly gatherings or on our E-Bay.

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Check out our items such as stickers, patches, shirts, hats and club jackets.


Welcome to all of our new and returning members.

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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

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HB Surf Club and HB Surf Team:

2017 started off wet with a postponed Gathering of the Tribes event. The club focused on our 31st Annual Pier Paddle Race dedicated to Sophia Bartlow who came in second place in 2015 almost beating this years' five time champion, Shane Jones. No records were broken this year but Shane Jones won his fifth straight year as he finished a full two minutes ahead of second place!

Shane Jones 6'42"

Thomas Da Silva 8'53"

Steve Hafke 9'29"

Mark Pynchon 9'43"

Lee Graham 9'49"

Morghan Boozer 10'13"

Don Bigelow 11'47"

Noel Terrado 12'10"

The Gathering of the Tribes took place on April 1-2, 2017 at Church, Trestles. Oceanside surf team took first place followed by Windansea, Doheney, Long Beach, Huntington Beach in fifth and Pacific Beach in sixth. There were a total of 19 teams/clubs participating this year with great weather and surf in the 2 to 4 foot range throughout the weekend. Standouts were Mike Watson with a first place finish in the 50-59 division and Tim Reda who placed third in the 30-39 division. We had 23 surfers from HB represent this year with 14 advancing through to the second day. Thanks to all who participated and also the support crew who showed up to cheer us on.

A fun time was had with a capacity crowd for the sreening of "Forgotten Island of Santosha" at Mario's on April 19, 2017. New members received recognition and the talk story was epic as usual.

HB Cult Magazine hosted Locals Appreciation Day on April 29 had a fun pro-am surf contest at Goldenwest and PCH. The highlight was Sugar the surfing dog! Thank you for the great event!

We cancelled the Surf n Bowl. Next year we may change the surfing venue to avoid the pier crowds. Happy springtime to all! We did not send our team to Santa Cruz for the Logjam or the Steamer Lane Classic on Memorial Day weekend. Congrats to team Windansea Surf Club for sweeping the other clubs at both events up north! We are sorry to have to miss these events this year. The Malibu Boardriders' Call to the Wall had twenty teams with over 300 surfers this year. The HB Surf Team came in 11th with Long Beach edging us out by 10 points. The biggest challenge was keeping to under 6 waves. Most of us had problems keeping track as we are use to six waves. Regardless the team did very well with early wins by Kirra Kehoe, Drew Milton, Noel Terrado, Scott English, Gary Sahagen and Chris Kinner. If we had done the paddle race and came in last we would have passed Long Beach and Ventura. Thank you to all the team members including Ted Lancaster who made the valiant effort to surf against Steve Bigler in the final. Thanks to Bobby Friedman and Alexia who placed third in Tandem. Kristina Hehl came up to surf a shortboard heat taking out two San Diego Surfing Ladies members. Riley and Spencer Grant came up with their family for the weekend. Tim Reda had a heartbreak heat in the first round bu still gave us team points. Team points were contributed by all top two finishers in each division.

Oceanside was next as the OLSC held its 33rd Annual Surf Contest and Beach Festival with vendors, live music, raffles and a beer garden. Our HB Surf Team competed against 15 other clubs from California and one club from Texas! We barely beat the Texas club who ended up in 12th place, we got 11th. Our team was fairly small with Tim, Scott, Drew, Joseph, Gary, Riley, Spencer and Jovan Smith-Scott. We brought a videographer, Ray Allen from Ventura. Jovan and Gary Sahagen were the only finalists. Jovan placed 6th in 15-19 Jr Men and in the 60-69 division where Gary placed fifth (and a third place in the presidential heat). Thank you to all the team members who came down and contributed the points!

Thank you to all the team sponsors and donors who helped get us down to Oceanside and both Malibu events!

Malibu Surfing Association's Malibu Classic was on September 9-10, 2017. We had eleven surfers from Huntington Beach go. Kirra Kehoe made the finals in her division and got fifth overall. Tim Reda and Tim McCollum advanced. Our team did well finishing in the middle of the field of over 20 teams/clubs. Thank you to Eldon, Barry, James, Kenny, Christina, Pamela, Glenn, Priscilla, Lenny, Bob and Lee who stepped up and really helped our younger surf team members get to the meets with almost $300 raised by these generous members. A note from Jovan: "So stoked to be a part of the Huntington Beach Longboard Crew and thank you so much to anyone who donated, it really means the world to me and my family. It's really an honor getting to surf with such rad people. Thank you"

The team went to Oceanside and Tourmaline to end out the summer season of touring the California coast. Our finishes in both events was about the middle of the pack of twenty plus teams and clubs from up and down the coast. Stand outs at these events on the HB team were Tim, Amy, Gary, Spencer and Jovan. Join up to get in on the action for Spring and summer 2018. There are a couple more events that we are invited to at Cardiff Reef and La Jolla Shores. Individuals are encouraged to represent and go to these events if at all possible.

We had a fun gathering at Glowzone for October with a compilmentary dinner and comedy show. All who attended had a great time. Thank you to Leslie at Glowzone for showing us this fun new place on Gothard and Edinger in Huntington Beach. The Cosmic Bowling, miniature golf, American Ninja Obstacle Course, Laser Tag and more games were all so awesome. Back to Mario's for November but we may be heading back to Glowzone for December, stay tuned for updates.

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