HMB Surf Team/Club 2016-17 Season Sign-up Forms and Inaugural Meeting
Holy cutback surfing fans! Good news, it’s launch time for another season. Bad news, this is the constellation of forms you will need to have filled out by the time we first meet on Sunday, August 28th, at the Oceano Hotel (just behind Cafe Mezza Luna) parking lot at 9 a.m. followed by a meeting with coaches and a free surf (no charge).
Fees will be $130/surfer this year made out to the “Boys & Girls Club,” “HMB Surf Club" in the memo line.
Please use this as a checklist for your respective participation level: C = Club, JH = Junior High Team, HS = High School Team.
1) Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside Membership (C, JH, HS) – This online sign-up is mandatory for all levels from club to team membership. (Do not pay $30 B&G annual fee online, this is part of your dues above)
2) HMB Surf Club Membership Guidelines (C, JH, HS) – Read and sign Club guidelines. Required for all levels.
3) HMB High School Athletic Clearance (HS) – Mandatory for high school team. You must be cleared by a medical doctor, complete clearance and return forms to Athletic Director Justin Ferdinand before participating.
4) SCSSL Membership and Liability Waiver forms (JH, HS) – These 2 forms are required by our Santa Cruz Scholastic Surf League for both teams to practice and compete this season. Please complete fully with T-shirt sizes.
5) HMB Surf Club Luau (C, JH, HS) – Our annual fundraiser is coming up fast on September 24th. Please volunteer to help, promote on social media and sell tickets – great venue at the IDES Hall in HMB.
This supports our surfers! Buy tickets online
Mahalo, See you on Sunday August 28 with all your forms complete!!
Hi folks -
From Athletic Director Ferdinand:
Those wishing to take part in the High School Surf Team this fall will be required to attend the fall sports informational meeting on Wednesday, August 17th beginning at 7:00pm in the MU. All surfers/players and one parent are required to attend. Coaches will be taking roll.
Surf Club Families -
Another screening of "Great Highway; Journey to the Soul of San Francisco Surfing” will be held at the historic Pedro Point Firehouse in Pacifica on August 6th & 7th. Doors open at 6:30p, show is at 7:00p. The last show In San Francisco sold out quickly, so don’t delay, as this is a small venue. The filmmakers will be in attendance for Q&A after the show.
For tickets, click here: http://greathighwaymovie.brownpapertickets.com
Surf Club Families:
Join Chris Loeswick for "License to Chill" Movie Night at the Old Princeton Landing Thursday night (July 28) from 7 pm, brought to you by NorCal, Alain Pinel/Chris Loeswick and the OPL. The movie features the creative surf antics and rock hopping of Lost Team Rider Mason Ho (don't try this at your home break).
More details here:
See ya there,
Jon Lowings of Upgrade Children's center (located in the Harbor) is seeking a fun energetic person to replace my daughter Sarah in his after school program. Sarah is moving on to full time teaching after 4 awesome years with Jon. She absolutely loved working with Jon and all the great young kids at upgrade.
This would be a perfect job for a young adult or parent searching for a fun part time job on the coast.
Please contact Jon at 650-303-4055.
Check it out at http://upgradechildrenscenter.com/
Summer Jobs at Maverick's:
The Maverick's Surf Shop in Princeton Harbor may have a couple openings for any junior or senior in high school surfers who haven't yet lined up a summer job. Great place to work and be close to all the surf action.
For more information, contact Cassandra Clark at:
I think we'll see some swell in the water tomorrow. Hopefully the winds will cooperate.
Let's plan on surfing at Dunes at 4pm. I'll bring the trailer.
SCSSL End of Season Awards Ceremony:
Great job HMB middle and high school surf teams on your epic 2015/16 El Nino season, pulling down a couple of very respectable third place finishes for the team category!!
Individual Placings for the season:
Co-Ed Bodyboard - Andy Vanna 6th
Boys Longboard - Clay Johnson 2nd, Luca Padua 4th
Boys Shortboard - Clay Johnson 5th
Girls Longboard - Emma Stone 5th
Girls Shortboard - Emma Stone 2nd
Mens Longboard - Hunter Murison 6th
Mens Shortboard - Hunter Murison 4th
Womens Longboard - Kaira Wallace 1st
Womens Shortboard - Kaira Wallace 4th
The competition from Santa Cruz was fierce this year, while we were hard pressed to pull off consistent practices in this historic winter season (The Eddie Went!). You had to overcome a lot of adversity and wild contest conditions, rising like an orange and black tide to the occasion.
Kudos! See you next year...
Looks like things are cleaning up! Should be some fun surf tomorrow along with nice weather.
See you at Dunes at 4pm Wednesday 5.18.16
Marty and Rocky
Onshore winds kicked up overnight and messed everything up. Sorry... No surf today.
We'll try for something mid week!!
Marty and Rocky
I checked Dunes this afternoon. It was glassy with fun long board peaks up and down the beach. Tomorrow should be more of the same.
Should be fun!!
We'll be at Dunes at 4pm with the trailer.
Marty and Rocky
SCSSL Awards Party Tuesday, May 17th
Surf Team members:
If you wish to check the results before making the drive, they can be found here:
High School and Middle School
Tuesday, May 17th
6:30 - 8:00
pizza at 6:30
awards at 7:00
Mission Hill Middle School
425 King St, Santa Cruz
Please join us for our end of the year celebration
with pizza from Pizza My Heart, team and individual
awards, and a group league photo.
Middle School Surf Team States Results:
Conditions Saturday started out rainy and blustery with 3-5' peaks, and by the afternoon we were all enjoying a typical sunny Southern California day with the combo swell filling in. Those conditions played into our HMB surfers' strengths, as a number of our rippers advanced from the team rounds to the individual rounds at the Scholastic Surf Series Middle School State Championships.
Clay Johnson advanced in Boy's shortboard Saturday, but was eliminated in round 2. He also advanced with a 1st place in Boy's longboard. Luca Padua handily advanced through both rounds 1 and 2 in Boy's shortboard. Andy Vana just missed advancement in Boy's shortboard and Boy's longboard. Nick Wiley missed advancing in Boy's shortboard but advanced in Boy's longboard. Emma Stone advanced in her Girl's shortboard round, scoring a 9.5 (out of 10) on a single wave earning her 1st place. She also advanced with a 1st place in Girl's longboard.
Sunday was a whole new game. We showed up to find a consistent 6-10ft bombing south swell. Surfers on the south side lucked out, able to use the channel/rip along the jetty, but surfers on the north side had to fight their way through 10 minute-long close-out sets. Clay continued to advance in Boy's longboard earning 1st place in both the quarter and semi finals. Luca advanced through round 3 in heavy conditions on the north side, but was eliminated in the Boy's shortboard quarter final. Andy Vana advanced with a solid 2nd place in round 1 in Co-ed bodyboard, but his run ended in the quarter final. Nick Wiley also advanced in Co-ed bodyboard, but just missed advancement to the semi final and was eliminated in the quarter final as well. Nick also advanced in Boy's longboard to round 2. Emma had a marathon day with a total of 5 heats all on the north side. Her luck ran out in round 2 for Girl's longboard, but she marched through all the rounds into Girl's shortboard finals.
Clay Johnson caught two of the biggest bombs of the event in his Boy's longboard final and that enabled him to lock down a fantastic 2nd place finish in the State Championships. Emma Stone endured a 10 minute double overhead set and yet was still able to catch three solid waves to finish 3rd in the State in a very tightly contested Girl's shortboard final. The HMB middle school placed 4th overall in Boy's longboard in the State.
Honorable Mention: Scott Johnson surfed the coaches' longboard final with the team hooting him on from the jetty and he finished with a solid 5th place.
Congratulations to all five surfers and coaches! Way to represent HMB at the SSS Middle School State Championships!
Club Surf will be at Dunes at 4pm Monday 5.2.16. Looks like we'll have a window of decent surf tomorrow afternoon.
Check for updates mid day tomorrow if anything changes.
HMB High Surf Team States Results:
It was a special final long weekend of 2015/16 surf competition for the Cougar Surf Team at Oceanside Harbor Jetties from May 16-18 for the "Scholastic Surf Series" State Championships. Balmy weather and contestable surf prevailed for much of the contest window, though surfers had to make adjustments for a falling tide, rising winds and parallel heats during the course of the day and event.
Team Comp Saturday:
HMB men's longboard team advanced to semifinals, anchored by Hunter Murison (1), Malcolm Feix (3) and Coel Miller (5), before falling to San Diegito by a point. The Women's longboard team advanced to quarters, led by Kaira Wallace (1), Mia O'Brien (4) and Kacie Sorfleet (5), before matching up against a seasoned San Clemente team led by the WSL Women's longboard World Champion and narrowly losing by a point as well. Highlights in men's shortboard round I were a 1st place by Malcolm Feix, while Hunter Murison took 2nd in his shortboard heat and 1st in his longboard round 1 heat. Kaira Wallace also took first in both short and longboard heats. Some savvy contest surfing, especially the women's team by grabbing key last-second back-up waves on the inside made all the difference.
Individuals Comp Monday:
In the individual competition, the shredding Cougars had a really outstanding day with a number of impressive advancements. Freshman Ryan Bair made quarters (5) in men's shortboard with newfound confidence and another freshman Nate Feix made semifinals (4) with a heroic effort, while Hunter Murison advanced to the repassage stage (4th - just one shy of finals). Hunter was a force to be reckoned with for much of the comp with electric top-turns and sizzling runs to the beach, advancing the furthest of any NorCal competitors in shortboard. Hunter (5) and Mitchell King (6) also advanced to men's longboard quarters by connecting high-speed sections with style and raw power before succumbing more fleet classical cross-stepping competitors.
Kaira Wallace advanced to the finals of both women's short and longboard, where she placed 6th and 5th respectively in the State Championships after 8 arduous heats, a first for HMB, and the only competitor to double-final at the event. She was also the top NorCal finalist.
Special thanks to all the parents who helped with the BBQ Saturday, especially grill-masters Bill Sorfleet and Clark Capers. We also bid adieu to 3 graduating seniors: current Team Captain Hunter and former team captains Malcolm and Kaira, who will be sorely missed as they head off to college. Well done HMB on a fine finish to the season and good luck to the Cunha Surf Team next month!