HMB High Surf Team Competition Roster for Pleasure Point Sunday (Feb-24) 7:30 a.m.
Next Sunday's Comp will be against arch-rival Santa Cruz High and the team needs to be on location by 7:30 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m. team-on-team start. There is a decent pulse of swell on tap for next weekend, which could justify bringing a step-up board for short-boarders and fins for body-boarders.
Men's Shortboard: (Heat 1) Hunter, Peter, Luke (Heat 2) Konrad, Thomas, Malcolm (Alt) Griffin, Miles
Men's Longboard: Konrad, Peter, Luke (Alt) August, Griffin, Miles
Women's Shortboard: Kaira, Hannah, Katrina (Alt) Kyla, Helen
Women's Longboard: Kaira, Hannah, Kyla (Alt) Helen
Bodyboard: Hunter, Malcolm, Griffin (Alt) Carson, Miles, August
For those competitors still in town and looking for a tune-up, practice Weds (Feb-20) will be at Pleasure Point, which will have similar swell to contest day and hard side-offshore NW winds. I will be leaving HMB about 12:30 pm. For those who can't make the drive, the Jetty will offer some protection from the winds and swell.
See ya there,
HMB High School State SSS Championships Forms Due:
All high school competitors will need to fill out 3 documents for individual entries to the "Scholastic Surf Series" and send them ASAP with fees of $40 per surfer/per event: http://www.surfsss.org/state-championships-2012/ (Individual entry form, membership/release form, waiver form). Team competition dues will be covered by the Club.
The States' Roster is as follows:
Men's Shortboard: Hunter, Konrad, Peter, Thomas, Malcolm, Luke, Griffin, Omid, August (Alt. Carson, Miles)
Men's Longboard: Konrad, Peter, Luke (Alt. August, Miles)
Women's Shortboard: Kaira, Hannah, Katrina (Alt. Kyla)
Women's Longboard: Kaira, Helen, Kyla (Alt. Hannah)
Coed Bodyboard: Hunter, Malcolm (Alt. Miles, Carson)
Forms will require a coach signature, which I would like to have completed by next weekend's competition on Feb-24. Please let me know immediately if there are any omissions, or if you are unable to participate, in order to move up alternates.
This should be a really fun event and the highlight of your already successful season!
HMB Surf Club Practice @ Jetty Sunday (Feb-17) 9:00 am/ Team-Comp Free Surf
Strong NW winds and low tide will leave the Jetty as the only option tomorrow morning and it should be fun for the Club groms.
But with many of the team/competitors out of town and small conditions there will be no formal junior or senior high practice Sunday. We do have a competition in Santa Cruz next weekend, however, and those of you still in town should head down to Santa Cruz in small groups a couple times next week.
Text your friends and put together some carpools. Junior high will be competing at the Hook on Saturday, Feb-23. High schoolers will be at Pleasure Point on Sunday, Feb-24.
Have a great Presidents' Day weekend!
HMB Surf Team Practice @ Kelly Weds/Club Groms @Jetty (Feb-13) 3:30 pm
The forecast is for surf to drop back down to the head-high range with East/offshore winds and tide falling in the afternoon. If these conditions prevail, let's try our luck with a practice at Kelly for a change for the competitive squads. We will run heats if enough surfers can make it.
Club surfers and groms should still head to the Jetty, however, where the surf is likely to be more user-friendly.
See ya there,
We will be having Team Meeting at lunch time in the Boys and Girls Club at Cunha - to discuss the roster for the upcoming contest on 2/23/13 at the Hook, in Santa Cruz. We will be serving Pizza for Lunch.
If your surfer will not be able to attend the contest on 2/23/13 at the Hook, because of a family trip on Winter break, please notify their coach!
See you on Friday.
HMB Surf Team/Club Practice @ Jetty Sunday (Feb-10) 9:00 am
A new long-period swell is forecast to rebuild overnight into Sunday morning, with a high tide and N-NW winds.
Team/Comp surfers will start at the Jetty, but could relocate to one of the nearby beaches if it is holding the swell.
Club surfers/groms will stay at the Jetty.
See ya there,
Fire sale on Ultra-grom shortboards:
Mike Panessi, father of Pacifica shredders Kadin and Brogie has a garage full of high-end Ultra-grom and grom comp shortboards that they've outgrown. These boards would work for kids under 120 lbs.
Boards range in size mostly from 4-8 to 5-6 and will be priced to move from $125-300, depending on the board's condition. The boards were built by a range of shapers who have grom boards dialed, including Channel Islands, Roberts, Sharp Eye, Bill Johnson and Kalu Coletta.
If you are an aspiring ripper interested in high caliber used equipment, send a text to Mike at 415-203-6390 and he'll do his best to hook you up with a great stick at a fair price.
HMB High Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Jetty Weds (Feb-6) 3:30 pm
Surf will be back on the rise, along with the NW winds, leaving the Jetty our only friend for practice. Unfortunately, the tide will be very low and the large windswell pretty mixed up.
Let's give it a shot anyway and at least any Club groms who wish to attend will have plenty of beach to work with.
See ya there,
Oliver and Marty will be at Venice Beach to check conditions. Please.. only experienced surfers should go out. We are still expecting solid 6 foot plus sets with a lot of current. Depending on conditions we may cancel or move to a different location.
HMB Surf Club practice at the Jetty - be there and suited up at 9am sharp.
See you in the morning-
Mark Healy goes crazy on a Mavericks left. Photo: Ryan Craig. Transworld Surf
Story by August Howell, Half Moon Bay Surf Club team
The 2012/2013 Mavericks Invitational was a contest to remember. It was definitely not the biggest surf ever, but with Peter Mel winning it after many years riding Mavericks, it will be one for the ages.
HMB High Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Kelly Weds (Jan-30) 3:30 pm
Winds are finally supposed to mellow out tomorrow before flipping offshore again, with the seas settling back down into the ride-able range. Kelly could still be a little raw, however, so this may just be appropriate for the high school team.
Junior high surfers and any Club chargers may wish to check Dunes or the Jetty to have a more relaxing session.
We will make the final call tomorrow before practice and confirm with an update.
See ya somewhere tomorrow, fingers crossed, after the search..
Surf Team Schedule Update:
Our Club calendar has been updated to reflect recent changes in the team contest schedule for both the middle and high schools. This has also just been changed on the SC SSL website as well:
In short, there are no comps next weekend. These have been moved to the weekend of Feb 23-24, while the comps on Mar 9-10 have been swapped. The middle school will compete at the Hook for their remaining contests, while the high school will compete at the Point in Feb and the Lane in Mar.
*In addition, thanks to all who attended and donated to the Maverick's Photo Exhibit and raffle - we raised an additional $640 for the Club!
**Thanks go to Oliver for updating the website banner to reflect our new logo, colors and cool attitude! Hope you like it.