High School Free Surf 6:45am Thursday 4.30.15 Kelly Street

04/30/2015 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles

High School Surfers,

Conditions are looking better for dawn patrol before school.

See you in the AM!

Marty and Oliver

Dream Machines Tee Shirts Sales Volunteers Needed!

04/26/2015 11:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Dream Machine update:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D44A4AC2DA46-dream

Please use the link above to sign up for tee-shirt sales. This is a fun way for you to raise money for our surf club.

Rocky was able to work his magic and get the volunteers free passes to the show. We'll leave the volunteer passes at the south entrance by Meza Luna in an envelope for the surf club. Be sure to sign up first so that we know how many passes to leave.

First shift starts at 11:00am. We'll most likely close up around 3pm with the last shift just doing clean up.

Please feel free to email me directly at marty.vci@gmail.com if you have any questions or call me the day of at 650-773-0936

We'll need parent volunteers during all shifts to watch over the money.

Thanks!

Marty

Free Surf/Practice - 6:30 am - ... KellyTuesday 4-21-15

03/22/2015 6:15 am
America/Los Angeles

I'm thinking there is a chance for surf in the am... so if you are interested I will be at the Kelly for a free surf before school.

Oliver (Marty is still grounded)

Monday 4.20.15 Club Practice will be at Dunes 3:45pm

04/20/2015 3:45 pm
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

It looks like we'll be okay to run club practice today. Swell be in the 3-5 foot range.

Conditions are looking clean too!

Marty and Rocky

HMB Club Surf Practice cancelled for Sunday 4.19

04/19/2015 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

Swell is still too big for club practice. It looks like the swell will be backing off for us to pull off a session on Monday afternoon. We'll post an update tomorrow evening.

Thanks

Marty and Rocky

HMB High Surf Team Practice Sunday

04/19/2015 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Surf Team Practice Sunday:

Conditions look decent for a Sunday 9 a.m. practice at Kelly on Sunday, though we could move up the beach if conditions are still large in the morning. Bring your paperwork for states and I can sign any paperwork for the individual competition as well.

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

P.S. Good luck Middle Schoolers at the State Championships in Oceanside!! Go HMB!

Free Surf/Practice - 6:30 am - ... Jetty Tuesday 3/31/15

03/31/2015 6:15 am
America/Los Angeles

I'm thinking there is a chance for surf in the am... so if you are interested I will be at the Jetty for a free surf before school.

Oliver (Marty is still grounded)

HMB High Surf Team Non-practice Schedule

HMB High Surf Team Non-practice Schedule:

After ending our regular season last Sunday in fine style, the high school squad will be taking a break from practices for 2-3 weeks before prepping for States in May. But please take advantage of this break to work on your weaknesses:

- Whether going backside, more vertical, using arms effectively, cross-stepping, etc.

- Contact me and I will be happy to go over a personal plan, film, or go for a surf in the meantime.

- If you want to advance at States, seek out soft waves like Linda Mar, Dunes or Miramar at high tide and work on keeping up your momentum going right. These are quite honestly the best local substitutes we have for Church's.

- Continue to incorporate positive "self-talk" and deep breathing into your routine.

- If you are a long-boarder, please practice x-stepping on land and nose-riding in the water; those two simple techniques applied in combination will get you through heats.

- If you are a short-boarder, become friends with a wider, flatter, SoCal short-board (beg, borrow or buy used). Bogging at Church's won't be much fun unless, of course, your plan is to play hooky at Lowers.

- Buddy up and work on these together. If you do, we will send a squad to the finals this year.

Please note that I have the SCSSL T-shirts from the Manresa comp for any surfers who haven't received one. Track me down and I will keep a few in the truck and at home.

Have a productive and fun break. I will be sending out links to forms for States separately soon.

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

High School Free Surf 6:45am Thursday 3.26.15 Kelly Street

03/26/2015 6:45 am
America/Los Angeles

High School Surfers,

Conditions are looking promising for dawn patrol before school.

See you in the AM!

Marty and Oliver

HMB High Surf Team Results from Manresa

HMB High Surf Team Results from Manresa:

The Cougar Surf Squad wrapped up the regular season in fine form on Sunday at Manresa, taking down a gritty Santa Cruz Mountain Team by the margin of 68 to 58 to finish the year 4-1 for the second consecutive season. The team has grown tremendously in consistency over the year and it really showed on Sunday in variable drizzly morning and wind-blown afternoon conditions.

Team Round:

Several surfers exceeded their past results by a wide margin and proved that hard work, desire and determination really do pay off. Among the standouts was a sweep of the first men's shortboard heat by Zach Rash (1), Malcolm Feix (2) and Tanner Islander (3) , while Grayson Capers captured (2) a quarter-final berth in the second heat. Coel Miller took the top slot (1) in men's longboard as did Kaira Wallace (1) in women's longboard. Both Kelby Kramer (2) and Grayson Capers (3) put needed points on the board in bodyboard for a great all-around team result.

Individual Round:

It was at this stage that some important personal bests were logged. Zach and Grayson made quarters in men's shortboard, while Tanner and Malcolm made a run all the way to the semi-finals with some big hacks and solid finishing. Elina Vanuska advanced to semi-finals of women's longboard, and both Coel and Kelby made the semis in men's longboard with some stylish trimming, cutbacks and cross-stepping. The women's shortboard team advanced an unprecedented 3 surfers to the finals. Hanna Pintarelli earned the team MVP award Sunday for advancing to her first double finals, along with Kaira Wallace. And Mia O'Brien charged all the way to her first finals in women's shortboard.

Finalists:

Co-Ed Bodyboard - Kelby Kramer (5)
Men's Longboard - Malcolm Feix (6)
Women's Longboard - Kaira Wallace (1)
Women's Longboard - Hanna Pintarelli (5)
Women's Shortboard - Kaira Wallace (4)
Women's Shortboard - Hanna Pintarelli (5)
Women's Shortboard - Mia O'Brien (6)

Fantastic season after a super fun and productive Friday longboard practice. Way to bring it home HMB!! We'll take a little break, then resume specialty practices ahead of State Championships May 16-18. Special thanks to my friend Ed Grant who took a trove of photos with his Maverick's lens, which we will share in due course.

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

Club Surf Practice 3.23.15 - Tentative

03/23/2015 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

Conditions today are at the moment questionable if we can pull off club practice today. We’ll monitor conditions throughout the morning and send out an update between noon and 1pm.

Marty and Rocky

HMB High Surf Team Practice/Comp Schedule

03/20/2015 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Surf Team Practice/Comp Schedule:

1) Friday - Mandatory Longboard Practice - Jetty 4 p.m.
2) Sunday - Mandatory Team Meeting - Manresa 9:30 a.m.

If you are a team longboarder (men and women), we will be having a mandatory longboard practice at the Jetty on Friday, though it could still be moved, conditions permitting. Short boarders please check in before heading off to "shred."

Though the weather and swell should be decent for Sunday's final league comp against Santa Cruz Mountain, afternoon south winds (ahead of Monday rains) and plunging tide could wreak some havoc in later heats - so be prepared to duke it out in deteriorating conditions. Last man or woman standing wins...

We will have a mandatory team meeting at 9:30 a.m. in advance of out team round Sunday, which will start at 10:30 a.m.

Remember: we are HMB and we own beach breaks (and some point breaks too)!

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

Club Practice is cancelled for Sunday 3.15.15

03/15/2015 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

I have to go out of town this weekend to visit my dad in Albuquerque New Mexico and Rocky is out of town too. Conditions should be fun regardless so we encourage you to get out and surf on your own!

We’ll be back on Monday and are planning on running practice Monday afternoon as usual. Keep in mind that next weekend is a contest weekend so we will not be running club practice. You are all welcome to come down to Manresa State Beach and cheer on our team surfers as they finish up with their last contest for the regular season.

Marty and Rocky

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule

03/13/2015 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule:

1) Friday - Kelly 4 pm
2) Sunday - Kelly 9 am

There's some south swell leaking around here and there into the weekend and NW winds may be a factor on Friday, but let's start at Kelly the next couple of practices and see what happens. Be ready to switch at the last minute if a better set-up becomes available.

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

Syndicate content