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)!
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:
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.
Mental Preparedness for Surfing Competition:
The high school squad was lucky enough to have a quick seminar by local sports psychologist and surfer Bruce Eliashof last Sunday. I thought I'd share his useful attached handout for everyone to check out some of the points we covered and for any who missed it. We will be having another review of these techniques in the next week or so and again before states in May.
Mahalo and keep breathing deeply, see below:
Handout for HMB Surf Team
Bruce Eliashof, M.D.
Sport Psychiatry and Mental Skills Training
Self Talk and Confidence
Examples of Affirmations to help keep self talk positive:
I am ready I am prepared
I am tough and I hang in there I have fun doing this It feels good to work this hard
It is okay to make a mistake I learn from setbacks
I am strong, powerful, and centered I look forward to contributing
I deserve to be here I face my fears and overcome them
I find it easy to let go of self criticism I know results are coming
I got this I am getting better every day
2 Additional things to do during practices and competition that help with confidence:
Both set of a chain of reactions within you that result in increased confidence (and happiness) and a release of unnecessary tension.
Proper breathing calms the mind,
Releases unnecessary muscle tension.
Abdominal breathing - deep exhales and deep inhales.
Clearing Breath - single clear starts with an out breath through pursed lips until you feel a knot around the area of your belly button.
Triple Clear - a series of 3 clearing breaths to rapidly settle down and focus.
4/7/8 Breathing while in the line up or while watching and waiting for your heat.
In breath with the forward paddle motion, exhale with stroke while firing the core.
Out breath timing with turns.
Partial inhale 20 to 50% before big move - no need for more.
Rehearsing your future success.
Use your daydreams and mindsurfing to help your surfing performance.
Incorporating 10 to15 % movement with the imagery.
Quick exercise in letting go of a mistake or a missed opportunity.
When you make a mistake - 4 step process
Start with a rapid clear - a forced, exaggerated exhale through pursed lips for a count of 8.
1) Acknowledge it, it is part of surfing and part of getting better,
"I made a mistake, I am a work in progress" or
"I am way more than my mistakes".
Be defined by what you do after a mistake NOT the mistake!
You are much more than the mistake.
2) See it as a learning opportunity. "Now I know what I need to work on."
3) Let it go (imagine it as a leaf on a stream or hot coal or shake it off)
Holding on to mistake robs you of the present moment.
And distracts you from surfing!
4) Move on with a clear mind, "Next section, next turn, next wave!"
Club surf practice will be at Dunes at 3:45pm
Marty will be there with the trailer. Conditions should be small but fun. We'll send an update tomorrow if conditions change.
Marty will be at Dunes beach with the trailer. Should be small but fun. We'll send out an update tomorrow if conditions change.
Hope to see you there!
Rocky and Marty will be at Dunes Beach at 9am with the Trailer.
Conditions should be fun!!
See you there,
Marty and Rocky
HMB HIgh Surf Team Practice Schedule:
1) Friday - Kelly Ave. 4 pm
2) Sunday - Kelly Ave. 9 am
South swell will slowly wind down into the weekend and the wind may flip on us by practice on Friday after a run of epic sunny, offshore conditions. We'll try for Kelly both days anyway, with fall-backs at Roosevelt or Jetty if needed.
We are thinking there is a chance for surf in the am... so if you are interested I will have the gate unlocked for a free surf before school - it was pretty fun this morning.
Oliver & Marty
We are thinking there is a chance for surf in the am... so if you are interested we will have the gate unlocked for a free surf before school. Show up early clocks spring forward next week
Marty & Oliver