Huntington Beach Longboard Crew
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2013 Club Calendar
May 8th, 2013: Monthly Gathering
a free surf movie, Living It Forever
at 6:00 pm followed by the world famous Talk Story in the banquet room of Mario's Mexican Restaurant
18603 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Corner of Main/Ellis and Beach Blvd
June 20, 2013 George Freeth Induction to SWOF
July 13-14, 2013 Malibu Call to the Wall
August Oceanside GT Noseriding Tournament and annual HBLC Elections
September MSA's Malibu Classic
October Cardiff Reef Classic
November Northside Classic
December Holiday Party and Club Awards
Upcoming 2013 Coalition of Surf Clubs (CSC) Events:
|May 25-26, 2013||Santa Cruz Longboard Union's Memorial Day Classic|
|July 13-14, 2013||
Malibu Boardriders' Call to the Wall "It could be big."
|Aug 10-11, 2013||Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club's Annual Tournament and Festival|
|Sep 7-8, 2013||Malibu Surfing Association's Classic at Surfrider Beach|
|Oct 12-13, 2013||Windansea Surf Club's Tournament at La Jolla Shores|
|Oct 19-20, 2013||Swami's Surfing Association's Cardiff Classic|
|Nov 2-3, 2013||
Pacific Beach Surf Club's Tourmaline Club Challenge
The Longboard Crew's goal is to have fun while generating funds and providing services for worthy causes.
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 it's normally just for fun in Surf City.
Club History link
The club hosts tournaments, monthly meetings,
an amateur surf team for CSC events and other fun social events for its members. The membership fee is $40.00 per year for the family! You get a club t-shirt, sticker and a lot of new friends. In order to join, renew or simply donate to the Crew click the Donate button below and we will send you an acknowledgement and your materials by mail. Please allow adequate time and their may be an additional shipping charge if you live far away.
Welcome to all of our new and renewing members for 2013.
To join the HBLBC Team
come to our next meeting or send an email to email@example.com
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.
Gary Sahagen - Chairman
Tim McCollum - Treasurer
Kathleen McCollum - Secretary
Tony Jones - Director
Al Schuyler - Director
Thomas Da Silva - Director
Rick Ischinger - Director
The board meets monthly. A quorum of five
of the above is required for a board of directors meeting.
To send us snail mail:
9121 Atlanta Avenue Suite 623
Huntington Beach, California 92646
A Not So Recent Event:
Click photo below to see other 1930's pics
Thank you Marilyn at Mario's for the cool pics
click here for archived notes
Our competition team for the Longboard Crew is in need of new riders in all age categories. Longboard, shortboard, SUP, tandem, paddlers and cheerleaders are needed.
Malibu Boardriders Call to the Wall 2012 HBLC Finalists pictured below from left to right are Todd, Morghan, Gary, Maddie and Bill (Kelly MIA). Congrats!
The team for Malibu Boardrider's Call to the Wall 2012 was Gary, Tim, Bill, Sean, James, Kelly, Todd, Trent, Jennifer, Morghan, Maddie, Gabriel, Robin, Scott (Pod) and Matt. Nineteen clubs entered and we placed ninth as a team. Six of our surfers made the finals: Maddie, Morghan, Kelly, Bill, Todd and Gary. Great surfing by all of the surf team. Thanks for the support on the beach by Kathleen, Myra, Karl, Stephanie and especially Ace Aseltine who came down Saturday to cheer us through the pre-lims!
The Oceanside event was tons of fun! Our new tandem entry for the Longboard Crew, Aaron and Leslie Lindquist took First Place!!!! Our team got 8th out of 14 clubs. Maddie got Third Place in the girls 14 and under. Jonathon, Todd and Gary got awards for their efforts as well! We had help from Tamra, Kathleen O, Tim, Gabriel, Trent, Steph and Larry who surfed well but were eliminated before the finals. Our cheering section included Eli, Kathleen M and Noel. Good job to all!!!
The Dale Velzy Surf Classic 2012 was fun in small but clean waves. 1-2 footers rolled in Saturday morning and the Longboard Crew was well represented by Larry, Tim, Todd, Mike, Trent, Gary, Kathleen, Wendy and Sean all getting wet at Doheny. Congrats to Todd for 3rd place and Tim for fifth place in the finals!!
The MSA Malibu Classic held September 7-9, 2012 had a small team which consisted of a mix of novice, intermediate and seasoned competitors. Thanks to all who showed up, surfed, hung out and generally supported the Longboard Crew's Surf Team! The competitors were Todd, Gary, Larry, Jon, Gabriel, Maddie, Stephanie, Artie(surfed for CSC and HBLC) and Tim. Kathleen, Wendy, Bill(surfed for CSC and got fourth overall), Myra, Ace, Tony and Barry came to support and join the party which included paddling out to a boat offshore for fish tacos. There were great waves and some exhibitions by Tom Curren, Courtney Conlogue and Lisa Andersen to mention a few. Todd placed second for the club.
Da Crew at Da Bu for the 2012 MSA Classic
The HB City End of Summer Contest for residents September 15-16, 2012 was held during Surf City Days. Seventy Sessions and Victory SUP races were held concurrently. A new judging criteria was in place this year. The City continued with an open format that included traditional surfboards in the same heats as short boards. They still do not allow any paddles. The new judging criteria allowed higher scores for radical moves versus a more flowing style. Our own Joey Hawkins was on fire and showed that radical moves on a longer board can be very impressive. Joey's picture made the front page of OC Register's The Wave!
The 5th Annual Blessing of the Waves occurred and the Longboard Crew helped our own Lifetime member, Father Christian Mondor. For those who are not familiar with the event, it is for all faiths or those who have only a love for the ocean. This is has been a fun event that is aligned with the Longboard Crew's mission of giving back to the community. Rick Ischinger blows a conch shell during the event.
The Halloween Logjam in Sunset Beach (which is now HB) was held in fun 2-3 foot surf at Broadway near Capt. Jack's Restaurant. The crew had some competitors that went to the finals in the amateur divisions, the father and son team of Mike and Trent. Way to go! Bucky Barry (pictured) was the pro division winner.
The HBLC Northside Classic was scheduled on November 17, 2012. The event was not well attended so we cancelled the contest and just went surfing. The waves were great!
Our annual Holiday party at Mario's was well attended. We had our complimentary all you can eat buffet and our canned food drive for Save Our Selves. We collected about $600 for our charitable causes. The 2012 awards were given out to Young Lioness, Maddie Comargo; Comeback Competitor, Joey Hawkins; Most Improved, Bill Brewer; Perpetual Trophy, Tim McCollum. Gary Sahagen was awarded the Huntington Beach Longboard Crew's Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Longboard Crew sent a team to the DLSA Gathering of the Tribes on January 5-6, 2013. Ourteam got ninth out of 17 teams. A great article about it appeared in the OC Register written by Laylan Connelly.
The 28th Annual Pier Paddle was held on February 2, 2013. The event was won by Shane Jones with a 5 minute and 55 second time. This set a new record for the race. It was low tide, small waves and no wind. Perfect conditions for a fast race. Noel Terrado was second with a time of 6 minutes and 37 seconds. Third place and also beating last year's time was Tim McCollum finishing at the 6 minute and 48 second mark. Thomas Da Silva, Sharon Lee and Maddie Comargo rounded out the top six with times of 7' 21", 7' 28" and 7' 48" respectfully. Laylan Connelly wrote an article which appeared with photos by Pat Fabian in the OC Register on February 5 in the Local section.
February 3, 2013 the Crew returned to the beach not to surf but to host the Surf City USA Marathon's Beer Garden for the sixth year.
Next up is Valentine Day and the Rincon Invitational. There are several going up for the Big, Bad anf Ugly Surf n Turf in February as well.
Huntington Beach Surf Clubs have a long history.
Pictured below are some of the earlier tribe members from the Hole in the Wall Gang.
They are the 1960's and 1970's era Huntington Beach Surfing Champions and 2011 Surfing Walk of Fame Honor Roll Inductees! There were 38 names listed for the HITW induction ceremony.
Hole in the Wall Surf Team-Number One in the 1970's
Top Row Far Right is John Sweeny - Mr Pipeline was John Boozer and
John Sweeny had a great picture at Pipeline as well.
This has helped our members and is worth a look:
Thank you to all our generous sponsors including:
Olas Mex Grill
Zack's Surf Shop
Bobby Zee Images
Coral Reef Wetsuits
John Lyman Photos
Huntington Surf and Sport
Love at First Bite Catering
TK's Frog House