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.
HMB Surf Club practice at the Jetty - be there and suited up at 9am sharp.
See you in the morning-
Maverick's: Everest of the Seas - Fundraiser for the HMB Surf Club
All Club families are welcome to attend and support the exhibit at Saturday night's reception, Jan-26th, from 5-8 p.m. at the Coastal Arts League at 300 Main Street.
There will be an army of Mav's photographers and journalists on hand and likely a couple competitors with whom to hobnob. Raffle items will include a surfboard, wetsuit and other goodies, along with superb photos for sale. Raffle and Club garment proceeds go to the Surf Club.
Come on down and support your team!
HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Jetty Weds (Jan-23) 3:30 pm
We will get another shot of long-period swell on Weds, along with a dose of south winds and low tide in the afternoon. That will likely shut down everything but the Jetty, so let's hope the wind retains a little east in it.
Don't stress if you can't make it, since we'll have to get lucky to pull it off and there's 100% chance of rain in the afternoon.
See ya there, or not...
Oliver and Marty will be at Kelly Ave. to check conditions. Please.. only experienced surfers shouild 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.
Contest organizers have decided to run the Mavericks Invitational contest this coming Sunday 1/20/13. The Festival will open at 8am on Sunday...
Contest organizers are asking Surf Club Parents who wish to Volunteer an hour or so of their time, in exchange for entrance to the Festival to report to the Volunteers tent on the festival grounds (the Back Lot of the Oceano Hotel & Spa) or you can send an email to the volunteers coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org (Michele D).
Volunteers are needed to help with:
- drink service at the festival
- perimeter monitors to keep crowds off the bluffs and help monitor festival grounds.
Please come out and support this festival some of the proceeds from the festival will go back into supporting the Boys and Girls Club of the Coastside.
Cheers and see you on Sunday
ps- As a side note we will not be holding practice this coming Sunday
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!