HMB Surf Team Practice at Kelly Tuesday 10.8.13 @ 6.30am

10/08/2013 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles

Marty and oliver will be at Kelly tomorrow morning at 6:30 to check the surf & hopefully run a morning Practice.

We are expecting a bump up in wave heights - possible 5-7 ft, if the winds and conditions cooperate we'll be surfing! Due to this we will be asking middle school kids to NOT come due to the forecast size.

Cheers and see you in them am.

The Coaches

HMB High Surf Team Practice Update

10/04/2013 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Surf Team Practice Update:

Friday (4 pm) and Sunday (9 am) practices will be at Montara, conditions permitting. Winds are attempting to clock back around to the Northeast and with mostly short-period swell this could clean up quickly on Friday... if we get lucky. Sunday looks small and clean with East winds. Great practice last Sunday with team heats. We may attempt to run some offense-defense drills Friday even if the conditions are sloppy.

FYI - If I don't have a record of you in heats and you don't let me know about valid absences (polo, work, school), you will mostly likely be placed as an alternate for the upcoming HMB contest vs. Soquel/Cypress on Oct-27.

See ya there,

Coaches Mike, Kerri and Chris

Calling All Junior Girls Longboarders!

10/12/2013 7:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Calling All Junior Girls Longboarders!

The "Big Chill Out" longboard contest will be held on Saturday, October-12, at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, sponsored by the Pedro Point Surf Club.

Though most categories have filled up, I have been notified that they still have 3 junior girls slots open (under 25) for this super fun event. This is a great opportunity to hone your longboarding skills and get in a tune-up for the upcoming season. Surfers are guaranteed at least two heats and fees cover a T-shirt and dinner at the awards ceremony afterward.

Details can be found at:

http://pedropointsurfclub.org/category/contest-and-events-schedule/

Happy X-stepping,

Coach Mike

HMB Surf Team Practice at the Jetty Tuesday 10.1.13 @ 6.30am

10/01/2013 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles

Marty and oliver will be at the Jetty tomorrow morning at 6:30 to check the surf & hopefully run a morning Practice. If it's decent and we can see the waves, we'll be surfing!

High School Surf Team Practice Schedule

09/27/2013 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

High School Surf Team Practice Schedule:

The wind is supposed to begin to back off into the weekend along with a drop in the NW swell and increase in moderate South swell. Conditions may still be quite mixed up, however, so Friday's high school team practice is very tentative and not mandatory. Sunday is looking quite a bit better, with the wind relenting. Let's try for Montara both days and see if we get lucky. If not, we'll will notify you of any venue change or cancellation by email ahead of practice.

Friday 4 pm - Montara

Sunday 9 am - Montara

***High school coaches - please provide me copies of 1) your Live Scan receipts and 2) CPR cards by one of these practices. SCSSL will not let you coach without hard copies due now.***

On a bright note, conditions look ideal for our junior high chargers in their first contest of the season at The Lane on Saturday. Head on down to cheer on the middle school groms and surf down the coast! Their Team heats start at 8:30 a.m. Please be sure to give yourselves extra time due to the HMB Marathon traffic on Sunday.

Go HMB-Cunha!!

Coach Mike

HMB Surf Team Practice at the Jetty Tuesday 9.24.13 @ 6.30am

09/24/2013 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles

Marty and oliver will be at the Jetty tomorrow morning at 6:30 to check the surf & hopefully run a morning Practice. If it's decent, we'll be surfing!

How was your post Luau Morning...?

HMB High School Surf Team Practice Friday at 4 pm @ Jetty

09/20/2013 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB High School Surf Team Practice Friday at 4 pm @ Jetty

Groundswell is supposed come up on Friday, perhaps even in time for high school team practice. Some NW wind may be on it, however, thus the Jetty may be our best option. If the wind lays back down, we may consider other spots, so keep your eyes peeled for an email update tomorrow.

See ya there if you don't have a waterpolo game,
Coach Mike

HMB Surf Team and Club Practice @ Kelly Tuesday 9.18 @ 6.30am

09/18/2013 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles

Oliver and Marty will be running practice at Kelly Street tomorrow morning at 6:30 to unlock the gate and check the surf. If it's decent, we'll be surfing!

Hurley Pro Live - how to surf small, gutless waves well

HMB Surf Team Homework -

For those team riders who want to improve their technique and results in small, gutless waves, you may want to check out heats-on-demand at the Hurley Pro at Trestles this week:

http://www.thehurleypro.com/

In our practice heats we have been emphasizing bringing YOUR energy to weak surf. Staying low, wide stance, compressing and extending, and leveraging your arms will make a huge difference. Watch how the Pros do it and listen closely to the commentary and analysis.

Staying tight to the steep breaking section, with a sharp and solid bottom turn will set up a more vertical attack on the lip. Reducing transition bumps and wiggles and keeping the board on-rail and high-lining will make a difference. Then look for that end-section for a solid finish. Remember, you are being judged on "speed, power, flow" and critical maneuvers, which go hand-in-hand. Rinse, repeat.

Good practice at Montara on Sunday. Let's keep it up!

Regards,
Coach Mike

Mandatory - Surf Team/Club Meeting Prior to Practice Sun 9/15 @ 9am

We will meet at the in El Granada across the street from Cafe Classique (turn east at the stoplight by the Harbor in Princeton) in the Flavor parking Lot i

At the meeting we will:

  • Collect Surf Club dues/fees ($130 per Surfer) for the coming 2013-14 Season
  • Collect All http://www.hmbsurfclub.com/docs)">forms: SCSSL Liability Waiver Form, Student Membership and Emergency Information , ALSO all HS Athletes need to fill out and complete a Doctors Physical to particpate in School Athletics with the High School - if you have done this for another fall sport you are covered - if NOT get a Sports Physical.
  • We will remind folks why we need to have them join the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside and if you haven't done so already how to complete this. 
  • We will talk about some of the benefits of being a Club Member... wetsuit deals...
  • We will also be talking about the upcoming 6th Annual Luau & Surf Swap on the 21st of Sept 

After the meeting we will go for a surf ... conditions permitting! 

See you then the Coaches

High school squad Friday practice moved to Jetty @ 4 pm

Hi Folks -

Friday practice for the High School Squad has been moved to the Jetty at 4 p.m. due to strong onshores and swell. Since this will be the only spot around today, I will likely not hold any heats, but will be available for individual instruction and advice on technique. Please be respectful of others trying to grab a few waves.

See ya there,
Coach Mike

P.S. ANY HMB HIGH SCHOOL SURFERS WHO HAVEN'T ALREADY FILLED OUT AN "ATHLETIC CLEARANCE PACKET" FOR ANOTHER FALL SPORT WILL NEED TO DO SO AND RETURN TO JUSTIN FERDINAND ASAP. Here's the link:

http://hmbhs.schoolloop.com/file/1211910105777/1344348533899/23850236458...

HMB High Surf Team Sunday Practice Footage & Practice Friday at 4 pm

HMB High Surf Team Sunday Practice Footage:

***NEXT HIGH SCHOOL TEAM PRACTICE WILL BE ON FRIDAY, SEP-13, FROM 4 PM AT MONTARA FOR THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE A WATER POLO COMPETITION***

The link below has raw practice footage from Sunday put together by Coach Chris and also filmed by Kelby. Once you are past the first 10 seconds it starts.

http://youtu.be/JcrQx0SnPpc

Chris observed: "What I really liked were the long waves guys like Hunter, Thomas, Coel and Malcolm were getting. From a judging standpoint, the longer you're up on waves the easier it is to give you a score. I liked Tommy's linking turns all the way to beach. Hunter did a good job of throwing out variety on the little inside section."

"The waves were poor quality last weekend. But most contests aren't very good conditions anyway - so good training. You all did a good job of making them look fun. Every practice I hope to film and post something for you to evaluate. Who knows maybe we'll get some good waves to film one day?" ;)

Next time around, Chris plans to bring a GoPro and get into the water for some close-ups of your finishing moves. So if you like reviewing footage of your surfing, please don't head to the beach before your heat is done.

See ya Friday,
Coach Mike

HMB Surf Team Practice @ Kelly Sunday 9.10.13 @ 6.30am

09/10/2013 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles

Oliver and Keri will be at Kelly Street tomorrow morning at 6:30 to unlock the gate and check the surf. If it's decent, we'll be surfing! I hear the Middle School doesn't have late start!

HMB High Surf Team-Club Docs and Fees

HMB High Surf Team-Club Docs and Fees:

Any high school club or team surfers will need to fill out the following forms and return copies ASAP to Coach Mike to participate this season. They will be the basis for the high school roster as well.

1) Please make out a check for $130/surfer to "HMB Surf Club"

2) Go on to the club website and the 6th item down on the upper left of "Club Info" is "Surf Club Docs": http://www.hmbsurfclub.com/docs

Once you are on the HMBsurfclub Docs page, click on the "Boys and Girls Membership Application" form (Fill this part out electronically). At the very bottom of the form check the 2013-2014 membership box and the surf club box. (This is important for Caitlen at the Boys & Girls Club).

3) You will also need to fill out the contestant & liability forms for the SC SSL, which are also linked on our Docs page. Please return these two forms with checks to Coach Mike at the next practice.

We will have information for you about upcoming wetsuit deals soon.

Go HMB! Thanks,

Coach Mike

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