HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Kelly Weds (Jan-16) 3:30 pm
Winds are forecast to stay offshore and the swell is supposed to pick up modestly as the tide drops back in the afternoon. Let's try to get in a comp practice and split up on a couple different peaks if we can find them tomorrow.
See ya there,
Free Surf at Kelly tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 6:30. Should be clean but small...
Kalea Johnson took 1st in Girls Longboard
Nicky Sorfleet took 6th in Girls Longboard (First time in the finals!)
Kalea Johnson took 4st in Girls Shortboard
HMB fell to New Brighton 71 to 55
Conditions were sublimely groomed in the morning, with light offshores and waist to shoulder high peeling mostly left-breaking waves at high tide and rights as the tide drained towards low. Towards the end of the day onshore winds picked up.
***Most of the Midde School Surfers received their SC SSL T-Shirts. Rocky will have them available for the rest of the team at the next couple of practices.
Fantastic job HMB!
...and just for good measure some video shot by the guys at www.boardwarrior.com on this beautiful day!
Congratulations HMB High Surf Team on Dual meet win over Harbor!
HMB prevailed by 83 to 26 over Harbor High
HMB's deeper bench of surfers really stepped it up at Manresa, despite missing a couple veteran team members against Harbor's leaner, rebuilding program. Once again we had at least 1 individual finalist in every category and 2 finalists in 3 events. HMB is now 3 for 3 wins so far this season with 2 events left to go at Pleasure Point and The Lane.
Conditions were sublimely groomed in the morning, with light offshores and shoulder-to-head-high peeling mostly left-breaking waves at high tide, favoring our heavily goofy-foot biased team. Tide plunged over the course of day and the left turned into a mosh-pit of sectioning close-outs, forcing many of our finalists to switch to their backhand on the right-breaking sandbar. HMB made the adjustment with style to spare.
Special mention goes out for several "firsts" and highlights. Freshman Thomas Lundgard made his first final in shortboard with some very consistent and smart rail-to-rail heat surfing. Junior Konrad Wallace notched his first victory in longboard finals with combination of stylish cross-stepping, fades and cutbacks. Sophomore Luke Eveslage made a strong statement with his first longboard final. Freshman Kaira Wallace was the only double-finalist in women's shortboard and longboard in a test of will and stamina. Freshmen Hunter Murison and Malcolm Feix both made body board finals, keeping our streak alive.
Body Board: Malcolm Feix 3rd, Hunter Murison 4th
Women's Longboard: Kaira Wallace 2nd
Men's Longboard: Konrad Wallace 1st, Luke Eveslage 5th
Women's Shortboard: Kaira Wallace 2nd, Hannah Tonnessen 6th
Men's Shortboard: Thomas Lundgard 6th
***Finalists have all received their SC SSL T-Shirts. I will have them available for the rest of the team at the next couple practices or you can contact me directly.
Fantastic job HMB!
Eoin Bloomer & Tim West have asked for help with a beach cleanup effort of Ross's Cove tomorrow 1/13/13 at noon. They are looking to get as many people as possible to help haul up the remainder of the debris from the boat wreck that is littering the beach. The Bloomer family has donated the use of a debris trailer and the fees for hauling and dumping the waste.
They would like our help in rallying friends of the beach and the HMBSC to come out and help cleanup the mess. Obviously the Middle School surfers that are competing at Manresa, in Santa Cruz, will not be able to make it ... but if you won't be going and have the time- please meet at the parking lot below Ross's Cove at noon tomorrow.
Tim, Eoin and a group they're bringing will be coordinating the Clean up!
HMB High School Surf Team Competition Details @ Manresa:
Saturday (Jan -12) meet at 9:00 am at Manresa. Leave more time as it will take approximately 1-1/2 hours drive from HMB. Take Hwy 1 south of Santa Cruz and exit San Andreas Road toward La Selva Beach. When you're nearly at the beach take a right into the Manresa Beach Park where the road bends sharply to the left. If you're heading east again, you've gone too far.
Here's a link to the beach:
Team competition starts at 10 am against Harbor and alternates will be drawn at 9:30 am for the individual section at midday.
Please note that other than bathrooms and parking there really isn't much else like shops down at the beach. So bring plenty of food, water, lunch, etc. It will also be very cold with a high temp of 51 degrees, though only 10% chance of rain and wind should be favorable as swell backs down with a big high tide in the morning. Plan accordingly and bring extra rubber and layers (hoods, gloves, poly rash guard).
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 1/13/13 at Manresa State Beach, in Santa Cruz. We will be serving Pizza for Lunch.
If your surfer will not be able to attend the contest on 1/13/13 at Manresa State Beach, in Santa Cruz, please notify their coach!
See you on Thursday.
HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Jetty Weds (Jan-9) 3:30 pm
Last practice before Manresa competition this weekend for team surfers will be held at the Jetty. Deep negative afternoon tide, 9-foot of swell and winds picking up from the NW will keep us pinned down at our favorite stomping grounds. Let's try to run a couple quick heats with lots of good energy just like on Sunday.
See ya there,
Oliver and Marty will be at Roosevelt Beach tomorrow morning to unlock the gate and check the surf. If it's decent, we'll be surfing! If not we will move to Kelly Ave... Hopefully it will be as clean as it was this morning!
HMB HS TEAM Surfers to Dunes; Middle School & Club to the Jetty ( yearbook Pics) Sunday (Jan 6th) 9:00 am; bring HMBSC body boards to practice!!Submitted by okeeton on Sat, 2013-01-05 13:26
HMB High School TEAM to Dunes for practice at 9am.
Middle School Team members and Club surfers to the Jetty - Middles School will be Having YEARBOOK Club pictures taken be there and suited up at 9am sharp.
ALSO - Any one that has a HMB Surf Club Body Board in their possession should bring it to practice tommorow for pictures and we NEED these Body Boards in the trailer for the High School Body Boarders next Saturday the 12th - the day before the Middle School Body Boarders will need them.
See you in the morning-
NO HMB Surf "Team/Comp" or Club Practice Sunday - Free Surf
Have a great break, see you in 2013!
HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Jetty Weds (Dec-26) 3:00 pm
For team surfers still in town for the holidays we will be holding a practice at the Jetty tomorrow. A broad combo swell from S-WNW will be picking up some steam and the wind is forecast to flip around to stiff NW gusts, which should put the Jetty back in business.
We will run a couple heats if there are enough surfers, since the next SCSSL competitions are just around the corner. The high school team will be up against Harbor at Manresa on Saturday Jan-12 and the junior high will be against New Brighton on Sunday Jan-13.
Free surf / weather Cancellation - surf if you can or support your local surf shop & take Care of your Xmas shopping locally!Submitted by okeeton on Sat, 2012-12-22 18:01
Surf if you can or support your local Surf Shops... swing by and say "Hi" to Lucy At Cowboy Surf Shop or Jeff & Cassandra at Mavericks Surf Shop. They will help you take care of your last minute Xmas Shopping Needs. If nothing else pick up some wax for your favorite surfer's stocking, as they will probably need that and a whole lot of other stuff once this weather clears!
"Free Surf" Practice Weds for HMB Surf Team competitors due to finals week.
Time to grind it out studying for finals this week - study hard, so you can play hard over the break! We will not be holding a formal practice this week as a result.
If you carve out some time for a surf later in the week, please exercise due caution from Thursday onward as a XXL west-northwest swell is set to arrive with some more ferocious and contrary south winds. This will leave few places to hide.
Have a great week, good luck on finals!
Consider giving the gift of a Half Moon Bay Surf Club Sweatshirt or T-Shirt.
- The worlds warmest HMB Surf Club SweatShirts/Hoodies are $50
- Girls HMB Surf Club Hoodies are $45
- HMB Surf Club Boys & Girls T-shirts are $20 each
Contact Rocky Raynor at RRaynor@ultraflexinc.com and arrange to pick up your Christmas Gift.