Surf Swap at Calee Board Factory April 1

04/01/2017 11:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Surf Club/Teams:

This is no joke! You are invited to buy, sell, swap your surf equipment, wetsuits, etc. at Calee Board Factory this Saturday, April 1st from 11 am-4 pm. Great opportunity to pick up or unload some surf gear. http://www.caleeboardfactory.com/

1117 Pametto
Pacifica, CA 94044

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Calee+Board+Factory/@37.6425437,-122.4925657,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x509e39295132f6d1!8m2!3d37.6425437!4d-122.4925657

See you there,

Coach Mike

HMB High Surf Team Results from Manresa

HMB High Surf Team Results from Manresa:

Well, folks, we pulled off another classic contest at Manresa on Sunday, in the deep south of Santa Cruz. And the beach break was "right up our alley" as predicted in our last missive. Glassy shoulder high peelers with an inner and outer bar greeted us mid-morning, pretty enough to send a couple coaches scurrying for their wetsuits before the team round. Shorts and T's gave way to hoodies, windbreakers and Uggs, however, by the time the onshores arrived, but it was contestable all day and HMB came to play.

Team Round:

HMB (61) took out Santa Cruz Mountain (44) despite the absence of three of our seniors for Lifeguard training, which leveled the team round. But the next generation and alternates really stepped up with some aggressive heat surfing. Mitchell King (2), Clay Johnson (1) and Nate Feix (3) swept the first men's shortboard head and Ryan Bair (2) and Luca Padua (1) advanced out of the second. Emma Stone (1) and Ella Catalano-Dockens (2) took charge of women's shortboard. Clay (1) and Andy Vana (2) dominated men's longboard, while Kacie Sorfleet (3) advanced from women's longboard.

Alternate/Individual Round:

The Surfin Cougars took advantage of the clean conditions to send several surfers from alternates into quarters/semis. Among them, Nick Wiley (3) advanced in shortboard, before bowing out in quarters, along with Ryan. Mitchell King carved his high performance longboard (2) out of quarters and as far a semis. Emma (2) and Ella (3) displayed fine team spirit with another dual advance in women's longboard alternates. Kacie extended her run to both women's short- and longboard semis, as did Ella in her best performance to date.

The HMB mega-heat in men's shortboard semis saw Clay, Mitchell, Nate and Luca challenge each other as well as two others, but it would be Clay (2) and Luca (3) who squeaked through to the finals. Emma marched through to her second consecutive double-final, a feat that Clay matched for the first time at Manresa. Clay had his best finish of the season in men's longboard and appears to be just getting warmed up.

Final Results:

Emma Stone (5) women's longboard
Emma Stone (5) women's shortboard
Clay Johnson (2) men's longboard
Clay Johnson (6) men's shortboard
Luca Padua (5) men's shortboard

Super proud of this team to overcome a depleted roster and adverse conditions, but I believe that all of our talented surfers have a lot left in the tank before even approaching their potential. We will have a make-up contest at Pleasure Point on April 15th as a final tune-up for State Championships in late-April. Let's crank it up to 11!

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

High School Surf Team Make-up Contest April 15 at Pleasure Point

04/15/2017 8:00 am
America/Los Angeles

High School Surf Team Make-up Contest April 15 at Pleasure Point:

From the SCSSL:

"Hi High School Coaches,

Our make up contest will be April 15th at Pleasure Point (with the Hook as a back up). I’m sorry it’s taken so long to pin down a date - it’s been a challenging year for scheduling contests..."

Susan

Manresa contest schedule - MS Saturday, HS Sunday

Manresa contest schedule from Susan at SCSSL:

"Hi Coaches,

Our contests this weekend are at Manresa State Beach. Start time for both days is 8:00. Conditions look good - light wind, medium tides, and the sand bars have been setting up nicely. Parking is $10 (I think) or bring your State Park pass if you have one. Here is the schedule for the weekend.

Saturday, March 18: Middle Schools at Manresa

8:00 New Brighton v Aptos
9:15 SC Mountain v Half Moon Bay
10:30 Mission Hill v Shoreline

Sunday, March 19: High Schools at Manresa

8:00 Aptos v
9:15 Soquel v Santa Cruz
10:30 Half Moon Bay v SC Mountain

(Aptos 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 3.14.17 Club Surfers "B" Practice **Dunes Beach**

03/14/2017 4:00 pm
03/14/2017 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

Club Surf Practice Sunday 3.12.17 Dunes Beach 9am

03/12/2017 9:00 am
03/12/2017 11:30 am
America/Los Angeles

"B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

Club Surfers,

It looks likes the conditions will be okay for Sunday Morning at Dunes Beach at 9am. I won't be able to bring the trailer so if you need a wavestorm you'll have to stop at Cunha and grab one from the trailer on the way to the beach.

Conditions should be suitable for B surfers and as always A surfers are welcome. C surfers are welcome so long as they have a parent present on the beach.

Please check your email ahead of time to make sure we haven't moved or canceled. If there is no update... it means practice is on!

Coach Marty

Tuesday 3.7.17

03/07/2017 4:00 pm
03/07/2017 5:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

"B" Surfers, (A's Welcome)

Club Surfers,

We are hopeful that conditions will clean up tomorrow. The plan is for Dunes beach at 4pm. Conditions will most likely be to big for C surfers but okay for B's.

Please check your email ahead of time to make sure we haven't moved or canceled. If there is no update... it means practice is on!

Coach Marty

High School Surf Team State Championships - Individual Entries

High School Surf Team State Championships - Individual Entries

States is just around the corner and the Team application and $600 fee will be taken care of by the Surf Club, but any surfers who wish to participate in the Individual Competition on Monday, April 24th, will need to submit an entry form and pay for the divisions in which you plan compete at $60/division. You will submit these forms DIRECTLY to the SSS -- do not hand off to your coach.

https://www.surfsss.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/High-School-State-Cha...

Please follow the instructions in the link above VERY CAREFULLY. All surfers (Team and Individual) will need submit a Student Membership form for Non-SSS Members and the Individual entry form will require a coach signature. All slots are on a first come, first serve, basis. So, please be sure to take care this ASAP if you plan to take part. If you are making the effort to go to Oceanside, I would highly encourage those seeking more competition experience to do Individuals. The deadline is April 1, 2017, but I wouldn't wait that long.

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

Thursday 3/2/17 6:45 AM - Free Surf at Kelly Street

03/02/2017 6:45 am
03/02/2017 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Thursday 3/2/17 6:45am- Free Surf at Kelly Street

Tom, Oliver and probably Kerry will open the gate for a "free surf" practice. We haven't had one of these since November 3rd so

See you there!!

HMB High Surf Team Results from the Lane

HMB High Surf Team Results from the Lane:

Great call by the SCSSL to pull the trigger this weekend at the Lane. It was a beautiful and chilly day at this world class venue and the Cougars took full advantage of the conditions with a moderate swell running with a high tide and clean conditions early followed by a deep tide drop and light wind picking up over the course of the day.

Team Round:

HMB (66) took down a depleted Aptos (22) with men's shortboard advancing in 5 out of 6 slots and women's shortboard advancing all three surfers Emma Stone (1), Ella Catalano-Dockens (2) and Nikki Sorfleet (3), a feat that they repeated in women's longboard. Mitchell King also advanced in men's longboard with Kacie Sorfleet.

Alternate/Individual Round:

HMB advanced several surfers out of the alternate around. Mitchell King (2) and Nic Bouchard (3) moved through in men's shortboard, while Coel Miller (1), Grayson Capers (2) and Ethan Levitt (3) all went through in men's longboard. Ella Catalano-Dockens won her longboard heat and Holly Ebert (3) advanced in women's shortboard. Holly was the team hero for the event after nearly getting swept into the cliff twice after a close-out set, keeping her calm, and willing to go out for the next round.

Ryan Bair, Nate Feix and Luca Padua kept HMB in the mix in men's shortboard with some critical surfing and mature wave selection. Nate bowed out in the semis, but Luca and Ryan kept their streak running all the way to the finals. Luca in particular stuck to his plan on Middle Peak and cracked some backside top-turns that compelled the judges to take notice. Coel Miller also took advantage of the alternate round and used some stylish carving and nose-riding to advance to the finals in men's longboard. Emma Stone was on point all day in both short- and long-board divisions.

Final Results:

Emma Stone (4) women's longboard
Emma Stone (3) women's shortboard
Coel Miller (3) men's longboard
Luca Padua (4) men's shortboard
Ryan Bair (6) men's shortboard

Congratulations to the team and individual performers for a great result at the Lane. This was a sublimely fun event and it was great to have the Cougars grasp the nettle again and show that they can step up when it counts. Next up is the March 18 contest at Manresa, a beach break which has been right up our alley.

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

Tuesday 2.28.17 Club Surfers "B" Practice **Dunes Beach**

02/28/2017 4:00 pm
02/28/2017 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

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

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