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Established on October 17, 1985
The Honorable Henry Stern
Member, California State Senate
State Capitol, Room 5080
Sacramento, California 95814
Re: SB 140 (Stern): Endless Summer License Plate SUPPORT
Dear Senator Stern:
The Huntington Beach Longboard Crew is writing to express support for Senate Bill (SB) 140, a bill intended to promote preservation and access to our natural resources. These specialized license plates will fund projects and programs that promote exposure to, and preservation of, surfing, cultural heritage, and the coastal resources upon which the surfing environment depends. SB 140 will also help expand coastal access and strengthen coastal conservancy efforts by funding coastal cleanup operations that help maintain the well being of California’s iconic Coastline.
Our organization has connections to the Endless Summer through our membership which numbers over 350 surfers and their families. One of our members is an original star of the Endless Summer , Robert August. The Huntington Beach Longboard Crew has a long history of giving back as surfers to worthy causes. Every year we look at the many charitable causes and select the ones that mean the most to our health, environment and culture as California surfers.
For these reasons the Huntington Beach Longboard Crew supports SB 140.
Thank you for your consideration.
Chairman and President
Huntington Beach Longboard Crew
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Calendar of Events
Our cause for 2019 is Epilepsy Awareness
April 10th and 17th, 2019: Club Gathering and Endless Summer 50th Anniversary Book & Box Set Sale
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Cruiser's Pizza at 6pm-8pm
Upcoming Coalition of Surf Club events
for the HB Surf Team
Gathering of the Tribes at Church, Trestles April 13-14: HB team entered
Logjam at Pleasure Point April 27-28: HB Team entered
Our goal is to have fun while generating resources for worthy causes. Epilepsy awareness is our charitable cause for fiscal year 2019. Click for more info.
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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.
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In December 2017, 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 Pizza seems to be a good option as some of our downtown members can now walk or ride a bike to our gatherings. Last month we had the finals of the Relik Lowers event streaming live during our meeting. Thank you to Cruisers Pizza for setting up the connections to their big screen TV and providing the sound equipment! Adam, our bartender has already gotten to know some of the club members by name. Bud, our host at Cruisers Pizza has been very helpful and welcoming. Please all show our hosts the respect you would show anyone who opens their home to you. There is limited service so please feel free to belly up to the bar and Adam will have the food delivered to your table. See you there!
Summer Coalition of Surf Clubs events were two Malibu contests and one event at Oceanside. We had our surf team at all three of these Coalition of Surf Clubs' Tournaments. The coalition year ends with three more events at Tourmaline Surf Park, Cardiff Reef and San Miguel, Mexico. We had our team in two of these last three. There are a couple of other events our team members attended including the Joel Tudor Duct Tape event in San Diego County and the Puerto Rico WSL event that our longtime member, Barry Church is promoting as the world longboard qualifying event for North America this year. HB Surf Team members Amy and Tim Reda attended both events. Amy won prize money for her fourth place finish in Puerto Rico. A popular local event, the Triple Crown of Retro Surfing was won by club member Dakota Faircloth this year. Congrats to Dakota who has been surfing the pro longboard tour this year. Member Jeremy Guilmette has also been showing up for the pro events.
New shirts are out and the lucky members who came to the November gathering were awarded with a free shirt. Seahag has a few left and is handing them out to members in good standing. Have you paid your dues? This latest drop by Jacks Surfboards include five colors and two different styles. They are at the Jacks Surfboards Huntington Beach store on Main Street if you want to get some for the holidays. Jacks is having a Black Friday sale all weekend!! 50% off!!!
The paddle outs recently include John Mitchell and Bob Ballou. Aloha and RIP.
We had a great Holiday Party just before Christmas at Cruiser's Pizza with two bands, raffle, auction and year end awards. Max Lambert is the 2018 Young Lion. Tim Reda is the unanamous winner of Comeback Competitor for his brain tumor battle while winning events on the coalition tour and competing on the WSL longboard tour. Tina Toulouse wins Woman of the Year for her selfless duty to all events in the local area whether it be flower leis, ti leave leis, adorning the Duke or just whatever she is needed for, Tina is there! Our Annual Perpetual Trophy goes to Al Schuyler for his never ending support and guidance after fighting his own comeback battles. Al has rejoined the board of directors for the coming year. The holiday party was a fundraising success!
The year ended on a sad note with the news of Gilbert Roybal. May Gil rest in peace.
The year starts with the sad news with news that Bob Perkins, Chris Catell and Dick Dale have passed.
Now as April 2019 begins we hear of Big Lee Nesmith's passing on April 3, 2019. Lee was one of our founding members. We will be holding a paddle out: the date and time to be announced.
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