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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...

2010-2011 CSSL Season Results

CSSL Results for this Season:

Following are the results of our 2010-2011 CSSL season. For anyone who wasn't at the ceremony in Santa Cruz to collect their trophies, we will be handing these out at our own awards ceremony at Sweetwoods on Wednesday. Congratulations on a fantastic season to all who participated. Get ready to step it up for next year!

-Middle School team ranked 2nd overall

Boys shortboard team took 2nd
Girls shortboard team took 1st
Boys longboard team took 2nd
Girls longboard team took 1st
Bodyboard team took 4th

-Middle School individual rankings:

Boys shortboard: 3rd Thomas Lundgard
Girls shortboard: 2nd Kaira Wallace, 5th Mia Cordes
Boys longboard: 3rd Thomas Lundgard, 5th Hunter Murrison
Girls longboard: 2nd Kaira Wallace, 4th Kalea Johnson, 6th Helen Fisher

-High School team ranked 4th overall

Mens shortboard team took 2nd
Ladies shortboard team took 3rd
Mens longboard team took 2nd
Ladies longboard team took 3rd
Bodyboard team took 6th

-High school individual rankings:

Mens shortboard: 6th Chester Newling
Ladies shortboard: 5th Kaila Kemp
Mens longboard: 2nd Michael Joshua
Ladies longboard: 4th Kaila Kemp

See you Wednesday,
Your Coaches

CSSL Awards Ceremony Reminder

Our surf league CSSL(CORE)Awards Ceremony will be on Thursday, May 26th from 6-9 p.m. at the Shoreline Middle School Gym at 855 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz. Aloha Island Grille will be providing the dinner.

Note, the CORE website has not been updated with results, so if you think you may have ranked this season and would like to be recognized or support your teamates, be sure to arrange for a ride or carpool down on Thursday.

Please RSVP to a coach soon, so we can let them know how many HMB team members will be attending (family and friends are welcome). Looks like there could be a new NW swell and North winds for Thursday for any who would like to meet for a quick surf before the event.

The Coaches

(3 Wallaces will be attending)

HMB Team invited to BBQ for Sion on Sunday

The Half Moon Bay Surf Team has been invited to attend a BBQ at the Old Princeton Landing (460 Capistrano Road, Princeton) to honor fallen Hawaiian big wave warrior and dad Sion Milosky.

All family members and groms are welcome from approximately 2 p.m. Sunday, in a very casual, family style event. Families who plan to attend are encouraged to bring a side-dish and those who wish to coordinate this may contact Katherine Clark at (650) 766-3636.

See you there,

The Coaches

NSSA Official Heat Times Posted

The NSSA has posted official heat times for this weekend, though individual surfers will have to check in with the coaches Friday-Saturday to find their specific heat starts. College is Friday (stay well north or south of event when practicing), high school on Saturday, middle school on Sunday and all finals (fingers crossed) Sunday afternoon.

Weather and swell is looking fine for this weekend with sunshine, swell and relatively light onshore breezes. Should be about head high on Saturday with a little decrease in period on Sunday:

Also note for any girl surfers not heading down, on Sunday afternoon the Clarks will be hosting an special event with Bethany Hamilton at their shop. Bethany is touring with her new film "Soul Surfer" and is quite an inspiration.

The Coaches

4:30 Practice on Wednesday at Venice Beach (south end)

Junior High Surf Team practice will be held at the south end of Venice Beach on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. Turn left after the guard booth, then head through the gate past the park service building.

High school surfers are welcome to attend since there was no practice on Tuesday morning due to the poor conditions, and this will be the last formal practice before the NSSAs at Huntington.

We will be running heats and working on competition strategy, so be sure to come if you're heading to the event this weekend. Emphasis for the girls will be turns and rail-to-rail surfing, while the boys will be judged on combining different moves.

See you there,
The Coaches

Trick tip for holding your breath longer at Mav's

To our budding Mav's stars:

Mark Visser who was recently documented surfing Jaws at night has a really simple trick for holding your breath longer on a hold-down. Basically you exhail fully before sucking in a fresh lungfull of clean air before the next set wave aims at your head.

See his video tip:

See his Jaws night surf:

Have fun and be safe out there,

Coach Mike

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