SCSSL Comp Details for the Lane

02/25/2017 9:30 am
America/Los Angeles

From Susan Coffey -

Our contests this weekend are a go! The forecast is improving and conditions look to be contestable both days. As always, we’ll be monitoring things up until the contest and will get the word out if anything changes.

Here is the schedule for the weekend. Start time for both days is 7:00.

Saturday, February 25: High Schools at the Lane

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

Sunday, February 26: Middle Schools at the Lane

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

(SCHS gets all 6 spots in each heat of the team round. We have 5 HS teams this year instead of 6. Each team will have one contest where the team will automatically advance out of the team round. However, surfers will need to surf their heat to advance. Teams can fill the empty spots with additional surfers from their own team.)

Contests rosters are attached.

Let me know if you have any questions!
Susan
831 458 9332

Tuesday 2.14.17 Club Surfers "B" Practice **Dunes Beach**

02/14/2017 4:00 pm
02/14/2017 5:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

"B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

Club Surfers,

Tomorrow's forecast looks like it may work for the "B" surfers and will most likely be too challenging for the C's... however if may still be worth a look.

Unless otherwise noted... practice will be at Dunes at 4:00pm. We will have the trailer with the Wavestorm (Softops).

Please be sure to check email tomorrow afternoon before heading to the beach. I'll send out an update if location changes or if cancelled.

Coach Marty

HMB High Surf Team Hook Results

HMB High Surf Team Hook Results:

The Cougar Surf Team finally got around to its second contest of the season amid spectacular weather at the Hook and some clean, shifty, contestable right peelers on the famous reef. It was a relief to get the season back under way after a long stretch of cancelled comps, wild weather and swell.

Team Round:

HMB (49) came up just shy of Soquel (54), unfortunately narrowly snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The 5-point difference was a matter of just one or two surfers placing higher, but illness and lack of practice due to the unruly weather took their toll. Notable advancers to individual round were in men's shortboard Clay Johnson (1), Coel Miller (3), Ryan Bair (2) and Nate Feix (3) in a solid pair of heats. Women's shortboard saw Emma Stone (1) through, who also placed (3) in longboard. Hot dog logger Andy Vana (3) also went through for men's longboard.

Alternate/Individual Round:

Several surfers stepped up in the alternate round. Andy Vana (3), Nick Wiley (2) and Mitchell King (3) advanced in shortboard before surrendering in the quarters along with Ryan Bair. Grayson Capers advanced in longboard, as did Ella Catalano-Dockens (2) before exiting in the quarters. Kacie Sorfleet rode her shortboard alternate berth all the way to the women's finals.

Grayson and Andy made some stylish runs through the inside, but their busy longboard heat strategy ended in the semi-finals after a fun day. Coel bowed out in men's shortboard semis after some tactical power surfing, as did Nate. Both Clay and Emma made multiple critical turns that turned the judges heads in their semi-final shortboard victories. Emma was the standout of the day in a dominant display, placing first in every heat right through the finals in a very seasoned performance for the freshman. Clay was let down by a lully heat and lack of commitment to holding a strong position in the line-up.

Final Results:

Clay Johnson: (5) men's shortboard
Emma Stone: (1) women's shortboard
Kacie Sorfleet (6) women's shortboard

We'll have some work to do before the next contest, which is scheduled for February 25-26 at the Lane.

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

Tuesday 1.31.17 Club Surfers "B" Practice **Dunes Beach**

01/31/2017 4:00 pm
01/31/2017 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

"B" Surfers, (A's Welcome and C's welcome with caution)

Club Surfers, looks like we have window tomorrow for some fun surf at Dunes! Conditions should be okay for B's. C surfers are welcome but should use caution and know their limits as the waves are still powerful this time of year.

Unless otherwise noted... practice will be at Dunes at 4:00pm. We will have the trailer with the Wavestorm (Softops).

Please be sure to check email tomorrow afternoon before heading to the beach. I'll send out an update if location changes or if cancelled.

Coach Marty

Surf Teams Weekend Contest Schedule

01/28/2017 8:45 am
America/Los Angeles

Surf Teams Weekend Contest Schedule:

From SCSSL Director Susan Coffey:

Our contests this weekend are a go. Conditions look to be fun - nice weather and a good swell. Start time for both days is 7:30 - it’s still a little too dark at our normal 7:00 start to see jersey colors. We’re going to wait til we’re a little closer to the weekend to make the final call on the venue but it will be either Pleasure Point or the Hook.

Here is the schedule for the weekend.

Saturday, Jan 28: High Schools at Pleasure Point or the Hook

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

Sunday, 29 January: Middle Schools at Pleasure Point or the Hook

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

(SC Mountain High School, you get all 6 spots in each heat of your team round)
We have 5 HS teams this year instead of 6. Each team will have one contest where the team will automatically advance out of the team round. However, surfers will need to surf their heat to advance. Teams can fill the empty spots with additional surfers from their own team.

Location is always subject to change depending on how conditions develop. Please make sure to monitor your email before contests just in case there is a last minute change.

Contests rosters are attached.

Let me know if you have any questions!
Susan
831 458 9332

Clone of Saturday 1.7.17 Club Surfers "B" Practice **Dunes Beach**

01/14/2017 8:00 am
01/14/2017 10:00 am
America/Los Angeles

"B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

Practice will be at Dunes Beach on Saturday morning morning at 8am. Conditions are looking good!!

Coach Marty

Saturday 1.7.17 Club Surfers "B" Practice **Dunes Beach**

01/07/2016 8:00 am
01/07/2016 10:00 am
America/Los Angeles

"B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

Practice will be at Dunes Beach on Saturday morning morning at 8am. We're going to try and sneak in before the south winds get there!

If things hold up as predicted, it should be small and clean with off-shore conditions. Be sure to check your email for updates before heading to the beach. As always, the practice is subject to conditions and we could change location or cancel if needed.

In addition, there will be a memorial paddle out at Rooselvelt Beach at 3pm for Cowboy. All club and team surfers are welcome to attend. Please check your email for updates around 2pm to make sure the event it is still on. The event could get rescheduled if the weather and wind get out of control.

Coach Marty

Sunday 12.18.16 Club Surfers "B" Practice **Dunes Beach**

12/18/2016 9:00 am
12/18/2016 11:00 am
America/Los Angeles

"B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

Practice will be at Dunes Beach on Sunday morning at 9am. See you there!

Coach Marty

Tuesday 11.13.16 Club Surfers "C" Practice - Tentative **Dunes Beach**

12/13/2016 4:00 pm
12/13/2016 6:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

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

Looks like we may be able to get a session in tomorrow (Tuesday). Swell has dropped into a safe and managable range, and winds should cooperate. Let's plan on meeting at Dunes tomorrow around 4:00 and hopefully get some waves!!

Check your email before you head to the beach to confirm. I'll cancel if the conditions turn unfavorable.

Coach Marty

High School Comp Saturday at Hook; Junior High Sunday at Pleasure Point

12/10/2016 9:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

From Contest Director Susan Coffey:

Hi all,

Our contests this weekend are a go. Conditions look to be small but contestable. There’s a chance of rain so be prepared.

Here is the schedule for the weekend.

Sat, Dec 10: High Schools at the Hook.

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

Sun, Dec 11: Middle Schools at Pleasure Point.

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

(HMB High, you get all 6 spots in each heat of your team round)
We have 5 HS teams this year instead of 6. Each team will have one contest where the team will automatically advance out of the team round. However, surfers will need to surf their heat to advance. Teams can fill the empty spots with additional surfers from their own team.

Location is always subject to change depending on how conditions develop. Please make sure to monitor your email before contests just in case there is a last minute change.

Contests rosters are attached.

Let me know if you have any questions!
Susan
831 458 9332

Thursday 11.8.16 Club Surfers "C" Practice - Tentative ** location to be announced**

12/08/2016 4:00 pm
12/08/2016 6:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

"C" Surfers,

I know it's been a long time since we've gotten you out in the water. Conditions have been unsafe to run practice as we have been continuely pounded by high surf and winds. Looks like we may get an opportuinty next week on Thursday to pull of a practice. We'll continue to monitor conditions and send out an update early/mid next week.

Coach Marty

Saturday 11.3.16 Club Surfers "B" Practice will be at Dunes Beach at 8am.

12/03/2016 8:00 am
12/03/2016 8:00 am
America/Los Angeles

"B" Surfers,

Looks like we have a window to get some surf on Saturday morning ahead of the next big swell. South end of Dunes has a sandbar and should work well with the incoming tide. I'm bumping it up to 8am to make sure we get the best of what the morning has to offer.

See you all there!!

Coach Marty

Comps rescheduled in December

12/10/2016 7:00 am
America/Los Angeles

From Susan Coffey:

Hi coaches,

The cancelled contests on November 19th and 20th have been rescheduled. The new dates are December 10th and 11th.
Same location: Pleasure Point and / or the Hook.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Susan

SCSSL Hook Contests Cancelled this Weekend

From SCSSL Director Susan:

Hi coaches,

Unfortunately conditions for this weekend are deteriorating. The forecast is for rain and strong south winds and it's unlikely that we will have a large enough window of contestable surf to run a full contest.

The contests this weekend are CANCELLED. I will let you know the make up dates when I have them.

Thanks for your hard work and for being flexible!

Susan

Hey, you, goofy-footer!

Hey, you, goofy-footer!

There are some great video resources out there if you really want to improve you surfing technique. It can be challenging competing in Santa Cruz, the land of the right hand point break. But Surfline has posted a really helpful tutorial on how to crack the whip backside with Ace Buchan, narrated by former World Champ Barton Lynch (another right foot forward legend):

http://www.surfline.com/video/webisodes/how-to-do-backside-carves-with-a...

How to do Backside Carves With Ace Buchan
www.surfline.com

'It all comes back to the bottom turn,' says Ace
Hurley also has been running a serious of videos from the likes of team riders Michel Bourez and Kolohe Andino, which are archived here. So, even if you can't get in the water every day, you can do some mind surfing before this weekend's comp (so long as you get your other homework done first).

http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/hurley/surf-club/how-to-videos
How-To Videos
www.nike.com

Unlock your surfing potential with The Hurley Surf Club. Improve your technique with personal coaching, how-to videos and tips from the world's best athletes

Coach Mike

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