Huntington Beach Longboard Crew

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Est. October 17, 1985

2016 HBLC Calendar of Events

July 13th, 2016: Free surf movie and 'Talk Story' ---HBLC board nominations for elections in August.

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

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July 23-24, 2016: Malibu Board Riders' Call to the Wall at Malibu is a HB Surf Team© sponsored event.

July 27, 2016: HBLC members represent Huntington Beach at the OC Fair's City Days Community Flag Salutes at noon. Attendees need to wear your colors (HBLC shirt or jacket) to get in on the group perks. Tim, Kathleen, Gary, Wendy, Tina and Larry are attending the festivities. Show up at the monthly Mario's gathering to get the passes. Otherwise, all HB residents are eligible for a $2 OC Fair discount off full-price if they get a coupon from the library or city hall.

July 28, 2016: Surfing Walk of Fame Induction at 10am

July 29, 2016: Surfer's Hall of Fame Induction at 10am

July 31, 2016: US Open Final Day

August 10, 2016: Annual HBLC Board Elections and Talk Story with a surf flick too! Location TBD.

August 12-14, 2016: Oceanside 32nd Annual CSC Event, a HB Surf Team© sponsored event.

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

October 15-16, 2016: Surf City 10K - HBLC VIP Host

October 29, 2016: 6th Annual Senior Surf on touttide.

November 2016: Northside Classic

December 2016: Mega Raffle and End of Year Awards

--end of 2016 calendar--

Coalition of Surf Club News

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 Club Rank with 2015 Final Rankings*

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


2015 Rank

BSSA GOTT SCLU MBR OLSC MSA PBSC SSA top four 2016 after 2 events
Windansea Surf Club WSC 2 2 - 2             1
Big Stick Surfing Association BSSA 12T 1 - 4             2
Pedro Point Surf Club PPSC 7T 3 - 3             3T
Santa Cruz Longboard Union SCLU 17 5 - 1             3T
Malibu Surfing Association MSA 5 6 - 7             5T
Santa Barbara Surf Club SBSC 12T 8 - 5             5T
Pacific Beach Surf Club PBSC 6 9 - 9             7
Huntington Beach Surf Club HBLC 14T 10 - 10             8
Hope Ranch Surf Club HRSC <4 4 - -             9
Doheny LB Surfing Association DLSA 3 - - 6             10
Cold Water Surf Club CWSC <4 7 - -             11
Oceanside Surfing Club OLSC 1 - - 8             12
Long Beach Surf Club LBSC 4 - - -             17T
Cardiff Surf Club CSC 7T - - 11             13T
Malibu Boardriders Club MBC 9 - - -             17T
Swamis Surfing Association SSA 10T - - -             17T
Coronado LB Surfing Association CLSA 10T - - -             17T
Ventura Surf Club VSC 14T - - 11             13T
La Jolla Shores Surfing Association LJSSA 14T - - -             17T
Sunset Cliff Surf Association SCSA 18 - - 11             13T
Estero Bay Surf Club EBSC <4 - - -             17T
Blackies Classics BCSC <4 - - -             17T
Virginia Longboard Federation VLF <4 - - -             17T
Hawaiian Longboard Association HLA <4 - - -             17T
Wrightsville Beach LB Association WBLA <4 - - -             17T
Noosa Malibu Club NMC <4 - - -             17T
Team Rainbow TR <4 - - -             17T
Salinas Surf Club SSC <4 - - -             17T
San Diego Surf Ladies SDSL <4 - - 11             13T

*Most Recent CSC Scoring Guidelines voted on during CSC meeting at DLSA GOTT meeting:
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.

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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 will have club merchandise with free or reduced 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 or reduced shipping.

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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

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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.

2015 Directors:

Gary Sahagen - Chairman

Tim McCollum - Treasurer

Kathleen McCollum - Secretary

Thomas Da Silva - Director

Al Schuyler - Director

Diana Sullivan - 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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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

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Club Notes:

The HB 80's event hosted by Bud Llamas' 17th Street Board Shop was held on October 17, 2015. This coincided with the 30th Anniversary of the HBLC and the 40th Anniversary of the Signal Hill downhill skate board run. The day was a lot of fun with all the boys hanging all day long! Terry Carmadella got the Senior Grom title away from Billy Webb, Bill Hopkins and Seahag! Good job to Terry and overall triple crown of retro surfing winner, Jeff Deffenbaugh!!! Billy Hopkins was great with a second place behind Jeff!

If you have not read the latest issue of HB Culture Magazine you missed an article about HBLC

November 19, 2015 there was an Art Walk Gala at the Art Center in which we participated in ways that are typical for this club, we ran the bar. The event hosted 40 artists and their wares. There was a live bands, fire dancers, food trucks and beer!

The Christmas party was held December 9th at Mario's. The annual canned food drive successfully sent a carload of goods via Rick to in Costa Mesa. We also raised several hundred dollars in cash for our annual charitable contributions. We are committed to donating and supporting the following charities: Kevin Woyjeck Explorers for Life, Collettes Childrens' Home, Share Our Selves and Assistance League of Huntington Beach. Our year end awards went down like this:

2015 Perpertual Award - Bill Hopkins

Most Improved - Larry Casas

Comeback Competitor - Felipe Bascope

Young Lion - Jeremy Guilmette

Congrats to the winners!

2016 started off with a bang as El Nino clobbered the west coast. Our favorite coalition event, the Gathering of the Tribes was postponed to April 9-10, 2016. We had epic waves however and soon we were in the midst of our version of "The Eddie". Every year there is an event near and dear to our hearts we like to call "The Morgan". Mike Morgan was a member of our club who passed and in his memory Chris 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


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.

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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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