Kelly Practice Photos Uploaded by Loeswick

Surf Team Rippers:

Wednesday's Surf Team practice at Kelly was photographed by Chris Loeswick, who generously thought you guys might light to check out some of your waves for technique and positioning ahead of this weekend's competition.

There are over 300 shots, so check 'em out:

Thanks Chris!

Coach Mike

HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Kelly Weds (Oct-24) 4 pm

10/24/2012 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Kelly Weds (Oct-24) 4 pm

We will try to run practice at Kelly Ave, though the winds, rain, swell could beat us back to another location such as the Jetty. The forecast looks good, however, for cleaner conditions by this weekend's competition, which will likely be held at Kelly. Competition for our teams will start at 7 a.m. each day this weekend, so be sure to be there by 6:30 a.m at the latest, especially for the men's first heats -- warmed up and suited up.

High school surf team members should have already received an email with the roster details and there will be no team meeting this week for HMB high. Please let me know if you can't make it, or didn't get the email, since there are other surfers waiting for a place.

See ya there,
Coach Mike
650-704-2077

HMB Surf "Team/Comp" Practice Sunday in Santa Cruz @ 41st Ave./Hook

11/04/2012 8:00 am
America/Los Angeles

HMB Surf TEAM Practice will be in Santa Cruz on Sunday 9:15 a.m. (Nov 4th) - Team/Comp Practice will be a "Free Surf Practice" split between the Hook to Pleasure Point depending on the surfers ability and conditions.

We will first meet up at Starbuck's in HMB at 7:45 am on Sunday morning to depart for SC for a tune-up at our next competition venue at the Hook. Then we will make our way to The Hook parking lot at the end of 41st St by 9:15 a.m. The purpose is to gain familiarity with the break. If anyone needs a ride, please show up promptly. After Practice we will head over to Steamer Lane to watch the WCT - O'Neill Cold Water Classic - to witness some high performance contest techniques in person.

Surf "Club members" are encouraged to get in the water at the Jetty in HMB at 9 a.m. Though there will be fewer coaches, we should have the trailer available and some support. If you want to see some truly outstanding surfing after practice, you should try to make it down to Santa Cruz to see the top 32 surfers on the ASP World tour compete at the Lane. This is also a good opportunity for the groms to hound the Pros for autographs... just sayin.

The Coaches

Medina Clinic on Finishing

Yesterday the competitive squad was working on man-on-man heat strategy to practice offense vs defense in the line-up. We also held a couple heats to focus on finishing out your waves to maximize scores. Really good job by all in marginal and weak conditions at the Jetty.

ASP phenom Gabriel Medina in a free surf in Peniche, Portugal, put on a clinic on how to finish a wave with variety and flair, boosting a 6-foot air off a 1-foot wave into the sand.

Here's a link for any who missed it:
http://live.ripcurl.com/?portugal2012#popup-1

Keep rippin,
Coach Mike

Concert for Contest - a benefit to support the HMB Surf Teams get to the California State Championships

11/10/2012 4:00 pm
11/10/2012 9:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

What: $15 per person at the door • all proceeds go towards getting the HMB Surf Team to the California State Championships this Spring!

Where: The Old Princeton Landing at 460 Capistrano Road, Princeton, CA.

Music: P-Town All Stars, plus a surprise warm-up band.

Food: Generously supplied by Cooking for Friends.

Raffle: Win a surfboard, wetsuit and more donated by Cowboy Surf Shop.

Info: Contact rraynor AT ultraflexinc.com or call 650-279-7237

...spread the word and let your friends know about this fundraiser!

 

 

 

HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Jetty Weds (Oct-17) 4 pm

10/17/2012 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice will be @ Jetty Weds (Oct-17) 4 pm.

The WNW swell will back off a little, as will the modest south swell and hopefully the wind will die down a bit. If things really do clean up and drop, we may try to relocate, but let's start at the Jetty for now.

The high school squad has just over a week to go before our first comp in HMB - we plan to polish up finishing technique and heat strategy if you can make it.

See you there,
The Coaches

NO Practice this Sunday 10/14/12 - so enjoy the Pumpkin festival, stay home or leave town...

10/14/2012 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Either way we will be avoiding the Traffic so enjoy your weekend however you choose to!

Mahalo,

The Coaches

HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Jetty Weds (Oct-10) 4 pm

10/10/2012 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Jetty Weds (Oct-10) 4 pm

A solid WNW ground swell should build overnight to double overhead sets at exposed spots and winds should remain light. The Jetty will likely be our only option for team practice tomorrow. We will only run heats if conditions are favorable.

Thanks, see ya there,
The Coaches

Free Surf will be at Kelly tomorrow 10/09/12 at 6:30AM

10/09/2012 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles

We are going to try running a free surf at Kelly tomorrow at 6:30AM ... Marty will have the gate open If you care to join in!

See you in the morning!

The Coaches

HMB Surf Club Practice @ Jetty Sunday Oct.7 - Team/Comp Practice @ Montara 9 a.m.

10/07/2012 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

HMB Surf Club will meet @ Jetty Sunday (Oct 7) at 9 a.m.

HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice meet @ Montara 9 a.m.

Any parents willing to suit up and help with the Club practice at the Jetty would be most welcome, since we'll be missing two coaches.

Mahalo,

The Coaches

HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Jetty Weds (Oct-3) 4 pm

10/03/2012 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB Surf Team Competition Surfers - meet at the Jetty at 4 p.m. Weds (Oct-3) for practice.

High school longboarders will take a cross-step test on land and then take part in heats in the water. If you have a longboard and plan to compete on one this season, please bring it to practice. There may be extras for those who don't have their own.

There is still a small south swell in the water and a WNW swell on the rise, along with calm winds. With a falling tide, this should provide longboardable conditions at the Jetty. If not, we will move locations. Please check your e-mail and text messages for updates tomorrow.

See you there,

Your Coaches

Free Surf will be at Kelly tomorrow 10/02/12 at 6:30AM

10/02/2012 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles

We are going to try running a free surf at Kelly tomorrow at 6:30AM ... Marty will have the gate open If you care to join in!

See you in the morning!

The Coaches

Big Chill Out Longboard contest - Linda Mar Oct-6

The "Big Chill Out" longboard contest will be held next weekend at Linda Mar on Saturday Oct-6. Sponsored by the Pedro Point Surf Club, this is a perfect tune-up event for aspiring competitive high school team longboarders.

We have negotiated a discounted $50 entry fee for HMB team surfers (includes T-shirt and dinner/awards) and I would highly recommend that any high school surfers who want to compete in longboarding take part in this event. In order to reserve slots, I need to know immediately the surfers who plan to participate. I have extra copies of entry forms that I can email to you as well.

Entries can also be sent to or you can try to sign-up on contest day:

Pedro Point Surf Club
183 San Jose Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044

** Please note the HMB Surf Team discount and your age, name, shirt size, address, phone, email, etc. and whether you are in "Junior Men" (19 and under) or "Junior Women" (25 and under) categories**

Please do not "reply" to this email, but contact me directly via the details below.

Happy logging,

Coach Mike
mpw_mike(at)hotmail.com or 650-704-2077

HMB Surf Club/Team Practice @ Jetty Sunday

HMB Surf Team and Club practice will be at the Jetty @ 9 a.m. Sunday (Sep-30).

A new south swell and a hurricane pulse will be filling in, along with the NW swell holding firm. Conditions could be a little challenging for new club surfers, so parents please use your discretion. We will be running heats for the high school team and any junior high competitive surfers who wish to join in.

Congratulations to the Middle School Team for a fine opening performance at the Lane today in solid conditions!! Go HMB!!

See you Sunday,

Your Coaches

Video footage of Weds High School Practice Heats

Below is a link to video footage of last night's high school heats at the Jetty for those who may wish to check their style and execution. Conditions were fickle, but contestable:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4tBROyf4Gg&list=UU0V2_mPxD3FUCWVu55g3YsQ...

Take away points:
1) Wave SELECTION key
2) Make MOST of conditions
3) PROWL the line-up, don't just sit
4) Surfers must bring ENERGY to weak waves
4) Set up and FINISH your waves

Special thanks goes to Koz Nouripour for filming last night and posting the raw footage. Please see the coaches if you want more insight into improving your technique after reviewing video.

Cheers,
Coach Mike

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