As the Monterey County’s operating affiliate of the San Diego Surf Soccer Club (serving the entire Monterey County soccer market), Monterey Surf shares the Surf “Best of the Best” mission – to provide all boys and girls players starting at young ages (U8/U9) with the best coaching and player development program, from elementary school through college, working in collaboration with, not in competition with local and community soccer clubs.
The Monterey Bay Soccer Club, formally known as the Monterey Bay Sports League, was established in 1992. MBSL was founded with the purpose to provide the local communities of the Monterey County area with an organized structure to play the game of soccer. In March 2009, MBSL was reborn under the leadership of Dan Priano, Francella Group, LLC., Christian Ramos, and Carlos Velazquez. Along with others, Mr. Priano’s volunteer work and his expansive experience in hospitality and business management led to the complete re-structure of the league itself. In 2011, the league took another step for the better when it affiliated itself with United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and California Soccer Association North (CSAN). MBSL has established itself as one of the premier soccer league in the Monterey County and this has been recognized as it has been subject to invitations from state-wide soccer tournaments based on its organizational structure and commitment to its mission. The league has gradually established a recognizable reputation in just a short time.
The league took yet another by adding its first youth program in 2013. Christian Ramos, Vice President, with the help of Girls Scouts of the Central Coast and parent volunteers started the development of this program with a vision that it will become one the county’s best soccer institutions. By 2014 the now named Monterey Bay Soccer Club was serving the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding tri-county areas providing youth soccer programs for approximately 1,000+ players a year.
In 2019, the Monterey Bay Soccer Club joined Surf Nation as Monterey Surf.