The Huntington Beach Surf Club since 1985
2014 HBLC Surf Club Calendar
April 9, 2014: Movie is "Surf Mania" and Talk Story
A free surf movie 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
April 12, 2014: 14th Annual Robin Hauser Surf n Bowl at 8am on the Northside then to Fountain Bowl at 2pm.
April 26-27, 2014: 14th Annual Big Sticks' Surf Club Logjam! at Pleasure Point (join the team)
May 14, 2014: Monthly Gathering in HB
May 24-25, 2014: 30th Annual Memorial Day Invitational Surf Contest at Steamer Lane (join the team)
June 11, 2014: Monthly Gathering in HB
June 20, 2014: George Freeth Day at the HB pier (unofficially?)
June 21, 2014: International Surfing Day (officially)
July 9, 2014: Monthly Gathering in HB
best guess for July 12-13, 2014: Call to the Wall at Malibu is a Surf Team event (join the team)
August 2-3, 2014: Oceanside 30th Annual Club Contest is a Surf Team event (join the team)
August 13, 2014: Annual Board Election in HB
September 6-7, 2014: Malibu Classic Club Contest is a Surf Team event (join the team)
September 10, 2014: Monthly Gathering in HB
October 8, 2014: Monthly Gathering in HB
October 18-19, 2014: Swamis Surfing Association's Cardiff Classic is a Surf Team event (join the team)
November 12, 2014: Monthly Gathering in HB
December 10, 2014: Monthly Gathering in HB
Upcoming Coalition of Surf Clubs (CSC) Events:
|Apr 26-27||14th Logjam! Hosted by Big Sticks Surfing Association at Pleasure Point|
|May 24-25||Santa Cruz Invitational at Steamer|
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.
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.
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 send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
|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!
end of club notes
Northside local and good friend
Andrew "Andy" Arnold RIP
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.
This has helped our members and is worth a look:
Thank you to all our generous sponsors including:
Bobby Zee Images
Coral Reef Wetsuits
John Lyman Photos
Huntington Surf and Sport
Love at First Bite Catering
TK's Frog House
Olas Mex Grill