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:
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,
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.
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:
Concert for Contest - a benefit to support the HMB Surf Teams get to the California State ChampionshipsSubmitted by okeeton on Wed, 2012-10-17 18:49
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 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,
Either way we will be avoiding the Traffic so enjoy your weekend however you choose to!
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,
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!
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.