Huntington Beach Longboard Crew

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Est. October 17, 1985

2016 HBLC Calendar of Events

October 22-23, 2016: Tourmaline Club Challenge still time to enter for only $65.

October 29, 2016: 6th Annual HB Senior Surf Event can enter at HB City Hall or HB Senior Center.

November 8, 2016: Free surf movie and 'Talk Story'

Surf movie begins at 6pm in the Mario's banquet room. Our waitress will be Sharon.

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November 19-20, 2016: Windansea Coalition Tournament at La Jolla Shores, Tower 11 for $70.

December 2016: Start the Mike Morgan waiting period.

Legacy Member Mike Morgan RIP

Style Master Mike Morgan 1990 Trophy

Annual Mike Morgan Wave of the Day waiting period starts in December 2016!

End of Year Awards in December

--end of 2016 calendar--

Coalition of Surf Club News

Coalition of Surf Clubs held their seventh event at Cardiff State Park on October 8-9, 2016. The host club was Swamis Surfing Association. The waves were clean and the weather perfect. The results below have Oceanside overtaking Windansea for the overall lead and Long Beach went from 6th to 3rd and could threaten to win with two events left. Next up is Tourmaline October 22-23, 2016. Huntington Beach Surf Team roster has the following: Terry, Gary, Noel, Felipe, Tim, Larry, Drew, and Shaun.

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 Team Rank with 2015's Final Rank*

*<4 means that the team did not go to 4 or more tournaments in 2015


2015 Rank


2016 after 7 events

Oceanside Surfing Club OLSC 1 - 8 2 1 4 2 1     6 1
Windansea Surf Club WSC 2 2 2 1 5 2 5 2     7 2
Doheny LB Surfing Association DLSA 3 - 6 10 2 8 1 6     15 3
Long Beach Surf Club LBSC 4 - - 7 3 10 3 3     16 4
Malibu Surfing Association MSA 5 6 7 4 15 1 7 9     18 5
Pacific Beach Surf Club PBSC 6 9 9 5 4 16 4 10     22 6
Cardiff Surf Club CSC 7 - 11 11 7 4 8 5     24 7
Swamis Surfing Association SSA 10 - - 12 6 12 6 4     28 8
Big Stick Surfing Association BSSA 12 1 4 8 16 19 - -     29 9
Malibu Boardriders Club MBC 9 - - 3 10 9 15 12     34 10
Pedro Point Surf Club PPSC 7 3 3 17 13 23 - -     36 11
Santa Cruz Longboard Union SCLU 17 5 1 13 - 18 - -     37 12
Ventura Surf Club VSC 14 - 11 9 - 5 13 -     38 13
Huntington Beach Surf Club HBLC 14 10 10 16 12 17 14 7     39 14
Coronado LB Surfing Association CLSA 10 - - 15 8 13 10 8     39 14
Santa Barbara Surf Club SBSC 12 8 5 20 - 14 16 -     43 16
San Diego Surf Ladies SDSL <4 - 11 19 17 - 12 11     51 17
Hope Ranch Surf Club HRSC <4 4 - 6 - 7 - -     -  
Sunset Cliff Surf Association SCSA 18 - 11 14 18 - - -     -  
Carolina Beach LB Club   - - - - 11 15 - -     -  
La Jolla Shores Surfing Association LJSSA 14 - - 18 14 - 9 -     -  
Cold Water Surf Club CWSC <4 7 - - - - 16 -     -  
Hawaiian Longboard Association HLA <4 - - - - 6 - -     -  
Texas LB Club   - - - - 9 - - -     -  
Virginia Longboard Federation VLF <4 - - - - 11 - -     -  
Colony Cool Cats CCC - - - - - 20 - -     -  
Team Rainbow TR <4 - - - - 21 - -     -  
Salinas Surf Club SSC <4 - - - - 22 - -     -  
Estero Bay Surf Club EBSC <4 - - - - - - -     -  
Blackies Classics BCSC <4 - - - - - - -     -  
Wrightsville Beach LB Association WBLA <4 - - - - - - -     -  
Noosa Malibu Club NMC <4 - - - - - - -     -  

*Most Recent CSC Scoring Guidelines:
To be included in Coalition of Surf Clubs Team Scoring a team must participate in a minimum of four (4) of the nine (9) 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 has club merchandise with free shipping.

Check out our first item listed: HB Surf Club Patch SOLD OUT

NOTE: A shipping fee will be added if you need merchandise to be delivered except for our new ebay store which has free shipping.

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Welcome to all of our members for 2016.

To join the club you can click on any Donate Button

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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.

2016 Directors:

Gary Sahagen

Tim McCollum

Kathleen McCollum

Thomas Da Silva

Al Schuyler

Diana Sullivan

Rick Ischinger

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

Click photo below to see other 1930's pics
Photos from Marilyn Knoth

HBLC Surf Club Notes:
click here for archived notes

2016 started off with a bang as El Nino clobbered the west coast. The Gathering of the Tribes was cancelled. We had epic waves however and soon we were in the midst of planning our version of "The Eddie". Every year this event is what we call "The Morgan". Mike Morgan was a member of our club who passed away too early and in his memory Chris "Sarge" 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.

The Crew headed for Malibu a lot this year with several great south swells showing up early. The HB pier had size but the real quality was the BU! The annual Malibu Boardriders' Call to the Wall was held in highly contestable 3-5 foot surf. Bill Brewer took the win in his division of 36 surfers. Bill was in great form as he took out some notables such as Michael Gillard in the final heat. Great job Bill and way to represent! I have to personally thank Bill for grabbing Wendy's raffle prize while I was out grabbing some of the last waves of the day after the event. Other team members showing good results were Timothy with a ninth place and myself with a tenth place. Noel Terrado, Kris Kroo, Sean Rathan, Scott English and Ben Barnes rounded out the team which placed 16th out of the twenty teams present.

Oceanside Contest saw a small team head down with 17 other surf clubs from as far away as Carolina and Texas. The team finished 12th overall. Congrats to Zoe for finishing 5th overall in the Menehune girls division!! After four events the HBLC Surf Team is in 6th place overall.

The Malibu Surfing Association held the 2016 Classic at first point on September 10-11 in nice shoulder to overhead waves. The team finished 12th out of 23 teams entered. Tim as team captain and Terry, Gary and Bill rounding out our small team from HB. Gary made the finals coming in second with the rest of the team contributing enough points to keep us in the top ten for the coalition events for the year. (See above rankings after five events.)

The Doheny Longboard Surfing Association held the 2016 Gathering of the Tribes at Boneyards September 23-24 in clean waves. The team finished 14th out of 17 teams entered. Gary as team captain with Liam, Terry, Sean and Hans supporting our small team from HB. We slipped to 15th in the ratings after our finish here but we have three events left and can make a comeback.

The Swamis Surfing Association held their 22nd Annual Cardiff Reef Invitational, Return to the Reef. After fighting to get the reef for the venue the club won and pulled off one of the best events of the year. The Huntington Beach crew was a smaller team but we ended up finishing seventh out of 12 teams. Josh Mohr (Huntington Beach Club) and Joel Tudor (Windansea Club) battled all weekend with Josh winning the first round but Joel fighting his way back through the reparcharge heat to come back and win the final heat in a tight battle with Josh a close second. Scott English advanced to the semi-finals and Gary made the finals in Legends (fifth place) and Presidents' (first place) divisions. We are tied for 14th in the rankings with two events left.

(See above for the club rankings after seven coalition events.)

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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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