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2014 HBLC Surf Club Calendar

September 7, 2014: Blessing of the Waves

starts at 8am at the Pier Plaza

September 10, 2014: Free Surf Movie and Talk Story at Mario's Mexican Restaurant
18603 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 842-5811
Corner of Main/Ellis and Beach Blvd

September 13-14, 2014: HB City Summer Contest and Surf City Days with 1st Annual Pier2Pier Paddle

September 20, 2014: National Beach Cleanup Day

September 27, 2014: Dale Velzy Classic and Luau is a HB Surf Team event (join the team)

October 4-5, 2014: WindanSea's La Jolla Shores Tournament is a HB Surf Team event (join the team)

October 8, 2014: Monthly Gathering in HB

October 18-19, 2014: Swamis Surfing Association's Cardiff Classic is a HB Surf Team event (join the team)

November 12, 2014: Monthly Gathering in HB

December 10, 2014: Monthly Gathering in HB

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Coalition of Surf Clubs (CSC)

Online fundraising for A Huntington Beach Surf Team is sent to compete with other surf teams in the Coalition of Surf Clubs Tournaments. Surfers from over twenty clubs travel in California to compete in shortboard, SUP, tandem and classic surfing heats.
Date Event
Sep 27 Dale Velzy and Luau at Doheny
Oct 4-5 Windansea at La Jolla Shores
Oct 18-19 Swamis Surfing Association at Cardiff
Nov 1-2 Pacific Beach Club Challenge at Tourmaline

The Longboard Crew's goal is to have fun while generating funds and providing services for worthy causes such as:

Colette's Children's Home celebrating 15 years of healing homelessness.

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.

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HBLC Surf Club History link

The HBLC Surf Club hosts tournaments, monthly meetings, an amateur surf team for CSC charitable fundraising events and other fun social events with the members. The membership fee is $40.00 per year for the family! You get a cool membership certificate suitable for framing, a club t-shirt, stickers and a whole lot of new friends (or $25 for a membership without t-shirt). In order to join, renew or simply donate to the Crew click the donate button below and we can send you an acknowledgement and your merchandise by mail.

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Welcome to all of our members for 2014.

To join the HBLC click on the Donate

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

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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.

2014 Directors:

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

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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

Surfboards in the Sand

In December of 2013 there was a great Mario's gathering with lots of swag to go around. We celebrated a successful year with a vote for member annual awards which were presented at the January gathering. The HBLC Surf Club award winners for 2013 are Robin Bewsee for Comeback Competitor, Maddie Camargo for Young Lioness, Zoe Camargo for Most Improved and Gary Sahagen for the Annual Perpetual Award Plaque. A canned food drive went to Share Our Selves. Thanks to your generous donations we delivered a van full to them! The Crew attended the Colette's Childrens' Home fundraiser where the we were able to participate in raising a million dollars for this great Huntington Beach based charity.

On the 21st of December the Morgan Wave of the Day fundraiser generated a nice donation for the Fireman's Fund. Thank you Chris Sardelis and all the sponsors who gave generously.

2014 started off right with a strong showing for the HBLC Surf Team at the Gathering of the Tribes event at Chuch Point, Trestles, San Onofre. 18 surf clubs from all over California sent surf teams consisting of age categories from 14 and under to Extreme Legends 70 plus years young. Our Extreme Legend was 77 year old Chuck Linnen who placed third. All types of surfboards were utilized to compete against such as Stand Up Paddle (SUP), fishes, thrusters, quads, classical single fins and some high performance hybrids. Being a point break there were some long rides with a lot of tricks and crash landings, some right on the sand! In fact, there were several surfers who sacrificed their bodies to try for a few extra points for the team. Sean and Noel left the beach with bloody wounds. Noel ended up 2nd in the shortboard division!

Thanks to the strongest HBLC Surf Team we have sent from Huntington Beach in a number of years, we finished 4th overall. Finalists besides Noel and Chuck included Bill (two finals), John (two finals), Gary (two finals), Quinten (two finals), Terry and Maddie! Our supporting cast included Kelly, Todd, Sean, Larry, Shaun, Zoe, Stephanie, Deborah, Scott, Andrew, Tim, Ted, Duncan, Asa and Thorsten! Kathleen, Wendy, Diana, Chuy, Michael, Don M, Don B, Steve and Karl rounded out the crew from HB. Thanks to all the club members who attended this event. We could not have done so well without your help.

Coalition of Surf Clubs Overall Standings after the first event for 2014, Gathering of the Tribes

Rank Club Name Abv
1 Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club OLSC 2490
2 Doheny Longboard Surfing Association DLSA 2070
3 Long Beach Surf Club LBSC 1580
4 Huntington Beach Longboard Crew HBLC 1330
5 La Jolla Shores Surfing Association LJSSA 1210
6 Pacific Beach Surf Club PBSC 1190
7 Malibu Surfing Association MSA 1140
8 Big Stick Surfing Association BSSA 700
9 Coronado Longboard Surfing Association CLSA 690
10 Cardiff Surf Club CSC 640
11 Swamis Surfing Association SSA 520
12 Sunset Cliffs Surfing Association SCSA 360
13 Santa Barbara Surf Club SBSC 260
14 San Diego Surf Ladies SDSL 170
15 Malibu Boardriders Club MBC 110
16 Ventura Surf Club VSC 80
17 Estero Bay Surf Club EBSC 60
18 Windansea Surf Club WSC 50

On February 2, 2014 (Superbowl Sunday) the HB crew manned the Surf City Marathon's Beer Garden from 9am - 2pm. Over 20,000 runners were entitled to two beers (over 21 of course) after they finished the race. Thank you to all the volunteers! All went smoothly and as always we have impressed. Thanks to Kathy Kinane, Amy, Celeste and Diana of the Surf City Marathon. This was the HB Longboard Crew's seventh year running the Surf City Marathon's Beer Garden!

The longest standing paddle race around the Huntington Beach Pier has got to be the Longboard Crew's Annual Pier Paddle. The history of this race goes all the way back to when the first race was held on November 15, 1986. The race was one of the crew's first events followed by a surf contest on December 19, 1986 at the pier. The third big event was a trip to Quatro Casas in January of 1987. The Pier Paddle has been a long standing tradition and is a hallmark from a time when surfing contests were simply paddle races around buoys that ended with a race to the shore. Even into the 1960's, there were paddle races as part of the US Surfing Championships at the pier. Our 28th Annual Pier Paddle was held February 16, 2014. The final results were:

1st Place: Shane Jones at 6 min 22 sec

2nd Place: Tim McCollum at 7 min 37 sec

3rd Place: Noel Terrado at 8 min 22 sec

4th Place: Thomas Da Silva at 9 min 14 sec

5th Place: Steve Hafke at 10 min 38 sec

6th Place: Glenn Young at 11 min 13 sec

On March 22, 2014 we attended the Rincon Invitational. The surf team consisted of Tim, Bill B., Don B., CJ, Scott, Andrew, Quinton, Jeremy, John G., Gary, Sean, Hans, Todd, John W., Christian and our support team on the beach: Myra, Kathleen, Irena and various canines!

Great job getting second place behind Malibu Surfing Association!

The Crew hosted the 14th Annual Robin Hauser Surf n Bowl on April 12, 2014. The surf was contestable 1-3 foot at Sixth Street. Mike Stone won the surfing with the highest points for his six waves. The bowling was dominated by Steve Haffke with a 215 bowling score to take first place overall. Mike came insecond with Bill Brewer and Tim McCollum taking 3rd and 4th. The top females were Stephanie Dufour for Women and Maddie Camargo for the Grom division. Zoe Dufour took the "I sucked at Bowling" award. Thanks to all the participants for a fun time!

The Crew hosted the 2014 US Deaf Open of Surfing on June 21-22 in Huntington Beach. Surfers from all over the world came to compete for the World Deaf Surfing Title. Darcy De Lao was the reigning champ but in a heated final Kieran Grant was crowned the new world champ!


The Surf Team headed up to Malibu July 19-20, 2014 for the 23rd Annual Malibu Boardriders' Call to the Wall. Twenty surf teams showed up to compete at Da Bu. Thank you to all the team riders who went to represent HB!! Congrats to Maddie Camargo for her first place finish in Women's Shortboard!! Other members who performed at the Bu in 1-3 foot fun surf were team captain Tim, Terry, Todd, Ted, Bill, Ron, John, Mark, Kathleen, Stephanie, Zoe, Leslie, Aaron and Noel! A good time was had by all!

In August the surf team headed to Oceanside for the 30th Annual Longboard Contest hosted by the Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club. This is always one of our favorite events because of the legends and pros who are there for the Guy Takayama Pro Longboard events. PT, Nuuhiwa, LJ Richards, Jericho and Guy put on an exhibition heat. Our surf team from HB did well with most everyone advancing to Sunday. Mark Stewart stood out with a first place in his division and he also won some money surfing the pro division which probably paid for his weekend, at least. Gary made it to the finals for a second place but got dinged for standing up after the horn which demoted him to sixth place. Our team placed ninth out of sixteen teams/clubs. Thank you to all the team surfers and supporters who came down including Tim, Sean, Shaun, Steve, Kathleen, Mark, Gary, John, Felipe, Pilar, Larry, Lee, Ron, Duncan, Quinten and Thorsten.

The 2015 fiscal year will start on September 1, 2014 for the Huntington Beach Longboard Crew. The 2014 board was nominated and confirmed at the August general membership meeting for the 2015 year except for Thomas was absent. When we hear from Thomas we will announce the new 2015 HBLC Board of Directors which take effect on September 1, 2014.

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In Loving Memory

Kelly Morehouse

Andrew "Andy" Arnold RIP

Northside local and good friend

Early Huntington Beach Surf Clubs have a long history.

Pictured below are some of the earlier 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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