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Deadline for League and Membership Dues/Forms is Friday

Deadline for SCSSL League and Boys&Girls Club dues/membership is Friday Sep-14:

Thank you to all who showed up Sunday morning for a great team meeting and paperwork-fest, followed by a really good team practice in challenging conditions.

Those of you who did not attend or submit paperwork need to turn in the following by Friday if you want to take part in the competition this season. Club surfers need to fill out both forms as well to take part in practices. (Links and details are in the previous blog entry

1) Boys&Girls Club online application submitted directly.

2) SCSSL competition and liability form can be filed out and emailed to Coach Oliver at okeeton(at) or printed out and returned to him.

3) A check made out to Boys& Girls Club of the Coastside for $150/surfer.

***Please note we will be taking part in a Beach Clean-up Day at Dunes Beach on Saturday Sep-15 at 9 a.m., which will count toward your academic volunteer hours.

***Wednesday's Sep-12 practice for competition surfers will be at 4 p.m. sharp. Venue is TBA and it will be quick practice for HMB high surfers due to open house at 6 p.m. (Note: regular attendance will be one key factor in determining our rosters for upcoming competitions).

Looking forward to a great "El Nino" surf season ahead, Your Coaches

Martin's Beach Gathering

Open Martins Beach

If you prefer your coastal access "open," rather than "closed for repairs", stop by Martin's Beach on July 21 @ noon.

Surfrider Pro-Am Contest July 15

For those HMB surf team and club members looking for a local contest for a tune-up ahead of the 2012-13 season, look no further than the Surfrider Pro-Am on July 15 at Linda Mar Beach. This is a fun comp with multiple rounds and prizes.

Check it out and register online:

Happy Surfin,
Coach Mike

Practice Schedule Break

Formal surf club and team practices will be temporarily suspended with the end of the regular contest season this weekend.

The junior high team finished strong at final contest at the Hook and the high school will wrap things up this Sunday at the Lane with the final comp of a very long season. Please free-surf with your buddies in the meantime and feel free to contact coaches about the conditions, but there will be no supervised practices for now.

Coaches will notify those going on to regionals and states in April and we may hold some heats in late March for those taking part.

Mahalo and many thanks for a really great and fun season,

The Coaches

No Tuesday Morning Practice Due to High Surf Advisory

HMB Surf Team:

The Northern Pacific appears to be heating up on Tuesdays so far in 2012, evidently not getting the message that those days are reserved for the team to practice at Kelly. So, we will not be holding practice tomorrow morning (Jan-12) due to a large and in-charge 9-foot, 19-second, swell.

The balmy, offshore and clear afternoons, however, have been quite a treat and for those of you who are out of school early tomorrow, you may want to consider a road trip or early sesh at the Jetty.

Happy Surfin,
Your Coaches

All-New HMB Surf Club Hoodies and T's

Attn: Last-minute holiday shoppers!

All-new HMB Surf Club Hoodies and T's are finally here, just in the St. Nick of time...

They will be on sale at my house for a limited time only before Xmas, then will be sent over to Rocky's for safe storage and further sales after Dec-26. T's are $20 and Hoodies $50, with all proceeds going to your club.


Contact Mike at (650)704-2077
1012 Pearl Ave., Moss Beach, CA 94038

Special thanks go to Lisa Gilmour for her invaluable design and technical support, and Cassandra Clark at the Maverick's Surf Shop for her advice and help with the order.

Thank you for your patience,
Coach Mike

HMB Surf Team Waterman Jackets Price and Payment

Thank you all who ordered the HMB team fleece Waterman Jackets, which has been now completed with our supplier. We should receive them back in a little over a week.

The price per jacket came to $107 including tax and shipping.

Please write checks to "Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside" and return to either Mike or Rocky by the end of the week.

Thank you,
Coach Mike

HMB Surf Team Waterman Jacket Order Now Due

Surf Team Waterman Jacket Orders are now due.

If you wish to receive the team discount, you need to let me know ASAP if you plan to order one for a club member, family or friends. Once I have a final tally I will let you know the discounted price and collect checks made payable to the "Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside" at this weekend's contests.

To review the details, see this earlier post:

So far I have orders from:

-Eggers, 1 grom large
-Fisher, 1 small
-Dragony, 1 medium, 1 small
-Wallace, 1 large, 1 small

The more we order, the lower the price, however, Cassandra at Maverick's Shop may consider stocking some in the future for those who miss the boat this time around.

Many thanks, see you this weekend,
Coach Mike

HMB Surf Team Waterman's Jackets

Dear Surf Team/Club:

We have found an ideal full-length heavy fleece waterman's jacket that is "waterproof, windproof and breathable" for the surf club from: It has been used by lifeguards, fishermen, divers and surfers.

The jacket is ideal for winter contests and practices and can be worn over wetsuits for changing and travel to-and-from the beach. The cost to club members will be at a team discount price of approximately $100 each, depending on how many we order. Any family member is welcome to purchase one, but we will order patches with the new team logo for our surfers.

Sizes run a little large and the sleeves long to be worn over other garments and leave some room for changing. I have a small and a large at my house for anyone to try on:

I will need orders from families (name, number, sizes) by November 30. Based on the number ordered I will email a final price and will collect checks payable to "Boys & Girls of the Coastside" by contest weekend of December 3-4. DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL, WHICH WILL GO BACK TO EVERYONE. Instead, please email your orders directly to mpw_mike(at)

Note, we have also just ordered freshly designed club hoodies, Tees, shirts and beenies in limited initial supply, which will make great gifts.

Happy Holidays!

Coach Mike

Practice still on for the Jetty, Sunday at 9 a.m.

HMB Surf Club/Team will practice at the Jetty Sunday 9 a.m.

We will bring the trailer to the main lot, so that any of you who loaned equipment to the Club for the Larkin Street Youth Day yesterday may retrieve it at this time if you wish. Otherwise, it will remain in the trailer for future pick-up or you may donate old suits to the team for other club members to use as well.

I would also like to especially thank Mara, who organized the Youth Day and felt strongly that this was a really important project for both the Club and Larkin kids. The amount of support from team families with equipment and time was truly amazing and a tribute to the strength of our special community. Those kids were embraced by all, slotted right into our program are welcome to come back for a visit any Sunday.

Thanks again to all who took part, also to Oliver and Michelle who documented the event.

Coach Mike

Jetty Practice Update

Practice will still be held at the Jetty at 4:30 today, but it is recommended that only competitive surfers take part given the conditions, which are still a bit raw. Because of the crowds and sollid swell it is really important that surfers be respectful and spread out in the water.

We will run heats. Please check in with coaches upon arrival and make sure you have a jersey before jumping in. Please stay in your assigned areas and do NOT bunch up underneath other surfers. Failure to follow our instructions will result in the surfer being beached.

See you there,
The Coaches

Indo-Mar Surf Jam Free for Groms

Indo-Mar Surf Jam: Friday, September 30, 2011 4pm-Dark

This is a FREE surf contest for Groms 18 & Under, boy and girl surfers. The Contest size is limited to 24 participants based upon date and time of submission of application. All participants will surf 2 x 30 minute heats. Participants will be grouped into 3 groups: Boys 15 & under, Boys 16-18, girls division. Judging will be done based upon the quantity and quality of waves/tricks/style of each participant. Awards will be presented at the completion of the contest.

To register online:

Good tune up after season opener in Santa Cruz.

The Coaches

Kapuna contest Saturday and Surfrider Pro-Am this Sunday at Linda Mar

Kahuna Kapuna Saturday and Surfrider Pro-Am Sunday at Linda Mar..

* Any old farts over the age of 40 may want to join in the fun at the Kahuna Kapuna contest on Saturday, August 6, at Linda Mar. There are still spaces in the 40-49 "Junior Kapuna" division we are reliably informed. This is for long- and short-board.

* Surfrider will be sponsoring a Pro-Am contest at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica from 7-5 on Sunday, August 7th. You can still sign up online. Short-board only.

Awards for the Rise Above The Plastics series will also be given out -get the word out to Men's Open winner Michael Joshua and Junior Victorian Cole Walter...


FOR SURFRIDER:​mc/?p=4566


PRO/AM - $50.00
* Heat Format - 1st Round: Non-elimination 3-man heat; 2nd Round to Final: Man-on-man heats.
* Prize Money - TBD (based on number of entries)
* Amateurs - Also get FREE entry into Mens or Womens division (depending on space).

MENS & WOMENS - $30.00
* Heat Format - 1st Round: Non-elimination 4 or 6-man heat; 2nd Round to Final: 4 or 6-man heats.
* Free Entry - Amateurs entering the Pro/Am Division get FREE entry (depending on space).

TEAM CHALLENGE - $20.00 (per team)
* Team Members - 4 per team; Any age, gender, or all skill levels welcome.
* Heat Format - One 60 minute heat; One competitor from each team in the water at any one time.

MAKE SURE TO LIKE THE CONTEST PAGE:​ges/Surfrider-ProAm-Team-C​hallenge/203695103014952

Coach Mike

THE WESTSIDERS- Screening in Santa Cruz

To All Club Members: Darryl "Flea" Virostko has invited the HMB Surf Team to the RIO Theater, 1205 Soquel Ave, in Santa Cruz to view the film "THE WESTSIDERS" with him this Saturday at 7:00 PM. He will be giving a surf board away after the viewing. He has asked that we RSVP, so he has some idea how many of you will be attending. Please e-mail me if you will be attending so I can give him a heads up. (Please disregard if you have already received this email). Thanks Rocky Raynor

Donovan coming to OPL Sunday - surf team invited

The OPL (New Princeton Landing) will be hosting a mini-concert by Donovan Frankenreiter from 6 p.m. on Sunday and HMB Surf Team families have especially been encouraged to attend by owner-surfer Brian Overfelt.

If you're not away on vacation already, come on by and get your groove on...

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