HMB High Surf Team Results from the Hook

HMB High Surf Team Results from the Hook:

It was a chilly and clean start for early-round team heats on Saturday in contestable offshore conditions at the Hook. Unfortunately a groggy HMB fell to an in-form Soquel High, which dominated the men's heats. We ably returned the favor in the women's rounds, in part as we outnumbered Soquel, which was only able to field one female surfer.

Team Round:

HMB (43) narrowly succumbed to Soquel (50) after all the dust settled on the team score sheets. Ryan Bair (3) was the sole advancer in men's shortboard, along with Dayton Lindsey in (3) men's longboard. In women's shortboard Emma Stone (1) and Ella Catalano-Dockens (3) moved on, swapping roles with Ella (1) and Emma (2) in women's longboard. Emma went back to her crispy bottom-top turn combos, blasting away at the lip, while Ella was on fire in her longboard heat.

Alternate/Individual Round:

Max Ladabaum made the most of the alternate round in men's shortboard to advance to the quarter finals before bowing out. Ren Terwey also surfed a very tactical men's longboard heat to make strong showing in alternates before exiting stage left. Ryan got caught out by a lully heat in men's shortboard quarters, while Dayton made it as far as semi-finals in longboard.

Both Emma and Ella took their fine spirited teamwork all the way to women's shortboard finals, where they put in a solid performance, while Emma doubled-up with a strong finish in women's longboard finals as well. Not even a colony of sea birds rousting in the trees over our canopy and equipment could discourage our women's finalists, despite repeated guano carpet bombing of their boards all day.

Final Results:

Emma Stone (2) women's shortboard
Ella Catalano-Dockens (3) women's shortboard
Emma Stone (4) women's longboard

Aloha 'til the next comp on February 24/25 at the Lane,

Coach Mike

Contest Schedule Update from SCSSL Director Susan Coffey

Contest Update -

Looks like an early start for both the High School (Saturday) and Middle School (Sunday) - both contests will be at the Hook starting at 7:30 am:

From: Susan Coffey

The contests this weekend will be at the Hook. Start time both days is 7:30. High schools will surf on Saturday and middle schools on Sunday. There is a chance of rain so be prepared!

The forecast is for large surf thru the end of the week, dropping as we move into the weekend:

HIGH SCHOOL
High School will be Saturday, Jan 20 at the Hook. Start time is 7:30.

7:30 Soquel v Half Moon Bay
8:45 Santa Cruz v Aptos
10:00 SC Mountain v Marin

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School will be Sunday Jan 21 at the Hook. Start time is 7:30.

7:30 Aptos v Half Moon Bay
8:45 Mission Hill v SC Mountain
10:00 New Brighton v Shoreline

See you at the beach!
Susan

TUESDAY 1.9.17 4 PM Club Surfers "C AND B" Practice **Cancelled ***

01/09/2018 4:00 pm
01/09/2018 5:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

"C AND B" Club Surfers,

Welcome back from your Winter break!! We are now officially into our stormy season and practice from here on out will be a challenge to pull off consistently. We'll still target Tuesday's and Sunday's however we will only run the practices if we feel the conditions are safe to do so. From time to time we may run a impromptu practice if conditions line up nicely on an off day. We'll do our best to give you all 24 hours notice.

Surf forecast for San Mateo County is calling for 8-12 feet tomorrow which will most likely equate to 6-8 foot faces at Dunes. That coupled with projected 16 knot winds out of the north west is sure to make for "victory at sea" conditions.

So no practice for tomorrow. We'll send out an update for this upcoming weekend.

Coaches Marty and Oliver

Call to the Wall Contest & Benefit

By all accounts, the Call To The Wall Surf Contest and Surf Club Benefit event held at the Old Princeton Landing on Saturday was a success. Coach Lindsey's innovative contest format encouraged the older, experienced surfers to support and develop the younger, less experienced surfers.

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Some of the format features included:
  1. Forming mixed teams of Club, Middle School Team and High School Team surfers 
  2. One wave per surfer continuous relay 
  3. 2 x 30 minutes heats 
  4. Points scored no matter how the wave is ridden (e.g.., standing, kneeling, on belly)
  5. Wipe outs were also judged and scored
Some impressive rides and wipeouts were witnessed. 
 
The final results:
  • 1st  - Orange Team
  • 2nd - White Team
  • 3rd -  Blue Team
  • 4th -  Red Team
  • 5th - Yellow Team
 

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Contest results were announced at the Benefit Event later that evening after the conclusion of the live stream of the High School Football State Championship between HMB Cougars and Steel Canyon Cougars. The Cougar Trophy was awarded to the Orange Team Captain, Nate Feix.  The grand raffle prize (Wavestorm soft top surfboard with custom artwork by local artist Pete Collom) went to a deserving winner.

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Special thanks goes out to all of our local surf shops (Cowboy, The HMB Board Shop, Mavericks & Xcel Wetsuits) for the generous donation of items for the raffle.  Be sure to support your local surf shops as they support you.
 

 

Monday 12.18.17 4 PM Club Surfers "C AND B" Practice **Dunes *** - Tentative- Please reply if you are attending!

12/18/2017 4:00 pm
12/18/2017 5:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

"C AND B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

We are planning on moving the practice to Monday since the rest of the week will be too big for club surfers.

Forecast is calling for medium sized 3-5 feet. Conditions should clean and off shore!

Please email Marty at marty.vci@gmail.com if you are planning on surfing. So long as a few of you are planning on attending and the conditions look favorable we will run it!

C Surfers parents or a responsible parent appointed adult must be present to observe and make the call if it okay for there surfer to go out.

Please be suited up and ready to go by 4pm. Remember, we are now back to standard time so it will be getting dark an hour earlier.

Please check your email before heading to the beach to make sure the location hasn't changed or that practice hasn't been cancelled.

Coaches Marty and Oliver

Saturday 12.16.17 2PM at the Jetty "Wavestorms on the Wall" Surf Comp for all club and team members. Half Moon Bay Surf Club Benefit to follow at OPL Saturday evening.

12/16/2017 2:00 pm
12/16/2017 10:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Attention all club and team surfers,

This coming Saturday, 12-16-17 we will have a fun contest "Wavestorms on the Wall" for all levels of surfers to participate.

Location: Jetty
Time: Teams will be selected by team captains at 2pm sharp. Each team will be comprised of High School Team, Middle School Team and Club Surfers. First heat goes off at 2:30
Format: Team vs. Team "one design". All surfers will be riding Wavestorms.

Winning team will be announced at the Half Moon Bay Surf Club Benefit event following the contest at the Old Princeton Landing (OPL). See attached flyer.

Come early and enjoy the best burger on the coast at the OPL Grill and watch a slide show of all our young surfers doing what they do best! We'll have our tee-shirts, hats and sweat-shirts available for sale. Great way to get some of your Christmas Shopping done!!

Live music starts at 7:30pm.

Suggested donation for this event is only $15.00 per person. All donation proceeds directly benefit the Half Moon Bay Surf Club. Tell all your friends to come!!

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email Darius Dunlap at dunlaps.net.

TUESDAY 12.12.17 4 PM Club Surfers "C AND B" Practice **Cancelled ***

12/12/2017 4:00 pm
12/12/2017 5:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

"C AND B" Surfers,

Forecast is calling for medium sized 6-8 feet occasionally 10 feet Tuesday. Conditions will be clean and off shore, but the swell is too big to run club practice.

Coaches Marty and Oliver

12.10.17 9am Club B and Middle School A Surfers Free Surf Practice - Location - Dunes

12/10/2017 9:00 am
12/10/2017 11:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

Surf should be in the 3-5 foot range for tomorrow morning with offshore winds.

Reminder... We do not bring the trailer to B practices... so be sure to bring your own boards!

Be sure to check your email Sunday morning in case we cancel or move to a different location.

Coaches Marty and Oliver

TUESDAY 12.5.17 4 PM Club Surfers "C AND B" Practice **Dunes ***

12/05/2017 4:00 pm
12/05/2017 5:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

"C AND B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

Forecast is calling for medium sized 4-5 feet Tuesday. Conditions should clean and off shore!

C Surfers parents or a responsible parent appointed adult must be present to observe and make the call if it okay for there surfer to go out.

Please be suited up and ready to go by 4pm. Remember, we are now back to standard time so it will be getting dark an hour earlier.

Please check your email before heading to the beach to make sure the location hasn't changed or that practice hasn't been cancelled.

See you Tuesday!

Coaches Marty and Oliver

TUESDAY 11.28.17 4 PM Club Surfers "C AND B" Practice *** CANCELLED ***

11/28/2017 4:00 pm
11/28/2017 5:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

"C AND B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

Forecast is calling for LARGE sized 6-10 feet. It is too big to safely run practice today.

Let's hope for better conditions next week!!

Coaches Marty and Oliver

TUESDAY 11.21.17 4 PM Club Surfers "C AND B" Practice **Dunes ***

11/21/2017 4:00 pm
11/21/2017 5:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

"C AND B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

Forecast is calling for small sized 3-5 feet Tuesday. Conditions should clean.

C Surfers parents or a responsible parent appointed adult must be present to observe and make the call if it okay for there surfer to go out.

Please be suited up and ready to go by 4pm. Remember, we are now back to standard time so it will be getting dark an hour earlier.

Please check your email before heading to the beach to make sure the location hasn't changed or that practice hasn't been cancelled.

See you Tuesday!

Coaches Marty and Oliver

HMB High Surf Team Results from Waddell

HMB High Surf Team Results from Waddell:

Despite a frosty start to the second contest of the season at Waddell, HMB heated up the brisk offshore waste-to-head high peelers with some switched-on contest surfing in the early rounds into high tide. The Cougar shredders sent a number of team round competitors and alternates through, taking 5 medals in the finals once the tide completely drained out and revealed the menacing reef rocks underneath.

Team Round:

HMB (59) took down Santa Cruz Mountain (45) despite a depleted women's squad, since we are still missing one competitor (please let us know if you hear of any young ladies who would like to join the surf team). That aside, Emma Stone advanced from women's shortboard (1) and both Emma (1) and Ella Catalano-Dockens (2) went through in longboard. HMB swept men's shortboard in the first heat with Ryan Bair (1), Clay Johnson (2) and Mitchell King (3), and Nate Feix (1) and Luca Padua (3) advanced from the second heat. Clay (1) and Dayton Lindsey (2) also cross-stepped out of men's longboard into the individual rounds.

Alternate/Individual Round:

Nick Wiley (3) charged out of the alternate round before being halted in the quarters in men's shortboard along with Mitchell, Ryan and Clay. Though Nate (3) qualified for semis, he had to catch a flight to Spain for the holidays otherwise he could have been a contender in the finals as well. Bon voyage! We also welcomed Ren Terwey to his first surf contest in longboard, congratulations! Ella reached women's longboard semis before bowing out.

HMB had a great showing in the finals with Clay and Dayton taking their buddy act all the way through from the team, semi and final rounds with some intelligent wave splitting, nose riding and x-stepping. Stoked to have Dayton make his first finals as a freshman. Emma doubled up again in both short- and long-board finals, while Luca paired high speed runs on fast left peelers with drop-wallet gouges to finish his waves consistently and powerfully.

Final Results:

Emma Stone (1) women's shortboard
Emma Stone (3) women's longboard
Clay Johnson (2) men's longboard
Dayton Lindsey (6) men's longboard
Luca Padua (4) men's longboard.

Well done all and great effort for our second comp. Next up is January 20-21 at the Hook/Pleasure Point, but you never know just what nature has in store for us. Thanks again to Amber for organizing sustenance and the parents for providing. Gas fire pits from Matt King and Coach Kerri Kemp helped keep the frostbite at bay.

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

Surf Teams - Weekend Comps moved to Waddell - HS Saturday, JH Sunday

Surf Teams - Weekend Comps moved to Waddell - HS Saturday, JH Sunday

See below from the SCSSL:

Hi all,

The contests this weekend have been moved to Waddell, at the main parking lot. High schools will surf on Saturday and middle schools on Sunday. The surf is forecast to be small but contestable with light winds. There is a chance of rain on Sunday so middle schools be prepared!

There are bathrooms at Waddell but no other services. The closest food, etc is in Davenport.

HIGH SCHOOL
High School will be Saturday, Nov 18 at Waddell. Start time is 7:00.

7:00 Aptos v Soquel
8:15 Half Moon Bay v SC Mountain
9:30 Santa Cruz v Marin

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School will be Sunday, Nov 19 at Waddell. Start time is 7:00.

7:00 Shoreline v SC Mountain
8:15 New Brighton v Half Moon Bay
9:30 Mission Hill v Aptos

See you at the beach!
Susan

TUESDAY 11.14.17 4 PM Club Surfers "C AND B" Practice **Dunes *** CANCELLED

11/14/2017 4:00 pm
11/14/2017 5:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

"C AND B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

Forecast is calling for 5-8 to 3 feet overhead (double over Brody ++) Tuesday. That coupled with on-shore winds doesn't sound like much fun.

With the short days crossing the highway after practice in the dark makes the Jetty an unsafe option. Looks like the rest of the week is going to be poor conditions as well. This is a good time to get ahead on your homework, clean your room and pay it forward with your chores. You never know... but good surf could be right around the corner!

Reminder... there will be no practice this coming Sunday as it is a contest weekend. Club practice will resume next Tuesday!

Have a great week!

Coaches Marty and Oliver

Sunday 11.12.17 9am Club B and Middle School A Surfers Free Surf Practice - Location - Dunes

11/12/2017 9:00 am
11/12/2017 11:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

Surf should be in the 3-4 foot range for tomorrow morning with a light SE breeze. Hopefully clean conditions.

Reminder... We do not bring the trailer to B practices... so be sure to bring your own boards!

Be sure to check your email Sunday morning in case we cancel or move to a different location.

Coaches Marty and Oliver

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