HMB Surf Club and Team/Comp Practice @ Jetty Sunday (Mar-3) 9:00 am

03/03/2013 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

HMB Surf Club and Team/Comp Practice @ Jetty Sunday (Mar-3) 9:00 am

Come on down and join in with your teammates for the last practice of the regular season. Tide will be low in the morning, but hopefully we'll still get some peaks from the south swell. May run heats, crowds and conditions permitting.

See ya there,
Your Coaches

HMB High Surf Team Practices Halted on Wednesdays

HMB High Surf Team Practices Halted on Wednesdays:

Spring has sprung and it has become increasingly difficult to pigeon hole practices on blustery Wednesday afternoons for competition surfers. The high school has just one more regular season comp on March 10 at the Lane and we will attempt to have Sunday morning practices until then, conditions permitting, after which Sunday practices will be halted as well.

We will run a couple tune-up practices ahead of State Championships on April 20-22. But in the meantime, please give your teammates a call or text to find windows to get in the water. I highly recommend that high schoolers make at least one attempt to surf the Lane before the next comp and junior high surfers do the same at the Hook. Solid familiarity with those breaks will have the greatest potential impact on your results.

I will also make time for any high school surfers seeking personal coaching or video analysis to brush up on technique and heat strategy ahead of States. Just let me know.

See ya in the water,

Coach Mike

HMB High Surf Team Results from "The Point"

HMB High Surf Team Results from "The Point"

The high school surf team put on a valiant effort at the Point today in Santa Cruz, but were outclassed by rival Santa Cruz High at their home break. HMB came up short for the first time this season 51 to 75.

Shifty high tide conditions in the morning and intermittent lulls and sets made gauging the line-up very challenging, though conditions overall were spectacular for most of the day.

Several surfers advanced from the team heats (Hunter, Thomas, Konrad, Hannah, Kaira and Griffin) and others took full advantage of alternate draws to make the finals. Special mention goes to the "Deja Vu Murison Final" in bodyboard, in which Hunter and Carson met for the first time.

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Finalists:

Bodyboard: 2nd) Hunter Murison 6th) Carson Murison

Women's Shortboard: 5th) Kyla Kemp 6th) Hannah Tonnessen

Women's Longboard: 3rd) Kaira Wallace

Congratulations to HMB and all team members on a fine day of surfing!

Coach Mike

HMB Middle School Results for the Hook on Feb 23 2013

We had some very contestable waves with 2-3' waves, sunny and light offshore conditions.

In the Team on Team event ... we were defeated by Mission Hills 77 - 49. Though we had a good day and every one got in the water. We had three alternates seeded into the event and saw Marius Kulda with his first short board debut and Kacie Sorfleet stepping into take a spot in the young womens short board event.

In the Individuals we saw two of our surfers making it thru to the Finals:

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Kalea Johnson took 2nd - Womens Long Board

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Kelby Kramer took 3rd - Co-ed Body Board

Congratulations and to everyone for coming down and enjoying a beautiful day at the Hook!

The Coaches!

HMB High Surf Team Comp Update

HMB High School Surf Team:

1) As a reminder, Sunday's SCSSL Comp will be at Pleasure Point (Feb-24)- be there at 7:30 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m. start against Santa Cruz High. Conditions look good for a mixed 5-6' swell and hard North (offshore) winds. Tide will peak in the morning and drop throughout the day. The roster was posted earlier in the week.

2) Please remember to bring your SSS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP forms for individuals (there are 3 - see previous email) for a coach signature. NOTE, we've had an update from the SSS League that "A teams" (HMB) will compete on Saturday April 20; "B teams" Sunday April 21 (day off for HMB) and "Individuals" on Monday April 22. It is entirely up to you what you choose to compete in on Monday. It is not a requirement, nor is it dependent on your team results from Saturday. You will have to send in a $40 check/per desired division (short-, long-, body-board) and the (signed) forms directly to secure your slots for the Individual comp.

Good luck to the middle school today at the Hook!

See ya Sunday,

Coach Mike

HMB Middle School Surf Team Competition Roster (Updated) for the Hook (Feb-23) 10 am

02/23/2013
America/Los Angeles

HMB Middle School Surf Team Competition Roster for the Hook (end of 41st Ave in Capitola\Santa Cruz) Feb-23 @ 10 a.m. Next Saturday The Comp will be against Mission Hill and the team needs to be on location by 9 a.m. for a 10 a.m. team-on-team start.

Roster:

Young Men - Shortboard

  • First Heat: Tanner Islander,  Coel Miller, Kelby Kramer
  • Second Heat: Dante DalPorto, Cole Keeto, Nate Feix
  • Alternates: Dominc Pauda, Marius Kulda

 Young Men - Longboard

  • First Heat: Tanner Islander, Dante Dal Porto, Coel Miller
  • Alternates  Kelby Kramer,  Cole Keeton 

Young Women - Shortboard

  • First Heat: Kalea Johnson, Hanna Pintarelli, Mia Obrien
  • Alternates  McKenzie Mell, Kaci Sorfleet, Nicole Sorfleet

Young Women - Longboard

  • First Heat: Kalea Johnson, Hanna Pintarelli, Mia Obrian
  • Alternates   McKenzie Mell, Kaci Sorfleet, Nicole Sorfleet

Co-ed Bodyboard

  • First Heat: Kelby Kramer, Carlos Vasquez, Max Newton
  • Alternates: Cole Keeton,  Javid Nouripour 

See ya there,

The Coaches

 

ps - if for any reason your surfer can't make the contest please let us know ASAP

pps- We will be leaving for SC from Starbucks in HMB at 8:00am

HMB High Surf Team Competition Roster for Pleasure Point (Feb-24) 7:30 am

02/24/2013 7:30 am
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Surf Team Competition Roster for Pleasure Point Sunday (Feb-24) 7:30 a.m.

Next Sunday's Comp will be against arch-rival Santa Cruz High and the team needs to be on location by 7:30 a.m. for an 8:30 a.m. team-on-team start. There is a decent pulse of swell on tap for next weekend, which could justify bringing a step-up board for short-boarders and fins for body-boarders.

Roster:

Men's Shortboard: (Heat 1) Hunter, Peter, Luke (Heat 2) Konrad, Thomas, Malcolm (Alt) Griffin, Miles

Men's Longboard: Konrad, Peter, Luke (Alt) August, Griffin, Miles

Women's Shortboard: Kaira, Hannah, Katrina (Alt) Kyla, Helen

Women's Longboard: Kaira, Hannah, Kyla (Alt) Helen

Bodyboard: Hunter, Malcolm, Griffin (Alt) Carson, Miles, August

For those competitors still in town and looking for a tune-up, practice Weds (Feb-20) will be at Pleasure Point, which will have similar swell to contest day and hard side-offshore NW winds. I will be leaving HMB about 12:30 pm. For those who can't make the drive, the Jetty will offer some protection from the winds and swell.

See ya there,
Coach Mike

HMB High School State SSS Championships Forms Due

HMB High School State SSS Championships Forms Due:

All high school competitors will need to fill out 3 documents for individual entries to the "Scholastic Surf Series" and send them ASAP with fees of $40 per surfer/per event: http://www.surfsss.org/state-championships-2012/ (Individual entry form, membership/release form, waiver form). Team competition dues will be covered by the Club.

The States' Roster is as follows:

Men's Shortboard: Hunter, Konrad, Peter, Thomas, Malcolm, Luke, Griffin, Omid, August (Alt. Carson, Miles)

Men's Longboard: Konrad, Peter, Luke (Alt. August, Miles)

Women's Shortboard: Kaira, Hannah, Katrina (Alt. Kyla)

Women's Longboard: Kaira, Helen, Kyla (Alt. Hannah)

Coed Bodyboard: Hunter, Malcolm (Alt. Miles, Carson)

Forms will require a coach signature, which I would like to have completed by next weekend's competition on Feb-24. Please let me know immediately if there are any omissions, or if you are unable to participate, in order to move up alternates.

This should be a really fun event and the highlight of your already successful season!

Thanks,
Coach Mike

HMB Surf Club Practice @ Jetty Sunday (Feb-17) 9:00 am/ Team-Comp Free Surf

02/17/2013 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

HMB Surf Club Practice @ Jetty Sunday (Feb-17) 9:00 am/ Team-Comp Free Surf

Strong NW winds and low tide will leave the Jetty as the only option tomorrow morning and it should be fun for the Club groms.

But with many of the team/competitors out of town and small conditions there will be no formal junior or senior high practice Sunday. We do have a competition in Santa Cruz next weekend, however, and those of you still in town should head down to Santa Cruz in small groups a couple times next week.

Text your friends and put together some carpools. Junior high will be competing at the Hook on Saturday, Feb-23. High schoolers will be at Pleasure Point on Sunday, Feb-24.

Have a great Presidents' Day weekend!

Your Coaches

HMB Surf Team Practice @ Kelly Weds/Club Groms @Jetty (Feb-13) 3:30 pm

02/13/2013 3:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB Surf Team Practice @ Kelly Weds/Club Groms @Jetty (Feb-13) 3:30 pm

The forecast is for surf to drop back down to the head-high range with East/offshore winds and tide falling in the afternoon. If these conditions prevail, let's try our luck with a practice at Kelly for a change for the competitive squads. We will run heats if enough surfers can make it.

Club surfers and groms should still head to the Jetty, however, where the surf is likely to be more user-friendly.

See ya there,

Your Coaches

Middle School Surf Team Meeting at Lunch on 2/15/13

02/15/2013 12:44 pm
America/Los Angeles

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 2/23/13 at the Hook, in Santa Cruz. We will be serving Pizza for Lunch.

If your surfer will not be able to attend the contest on 2/23/13 at the Hook, because of a family trip on Winter break, please notify their coach!

See you on Friday.
The Coaches

HMB Surf Team/Club Practice @ Jetty Sunday (Feb-10) 9:00 am

02/10/2013 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

HMB Surf Team/Club Practice @ Jetty Sunday (Feb-10) 9:00 am

A new long-period swell is forecast to rebuild overnight into Sunday morning, with a high tide and N-NW winds.

Team/Comp surfers will start at the Jetty, but could relocate to one of the nearby beaches if it is holding the swell.

Club surfers/groms will stay at the Jetty.

See ya there,
Your coaches

Fire sale on Ultra-grom shortboards

Fire sale on Ultra-grom shortboards:

Mike Panessi, father of Pacifica shredders Kadin and Brogie has a garage full of high-end Ultra-grom and grom comp shortboards that they've outgrown. These boards would work for kids under 120 lbs.

Boards range in size mostly from 4-8 to 5-6 and will be priced to move from $125-300, depending on the board's condition. The boards were built by a range of shapers who have grom boards dialed, including Channel Islands, Roberts, Sharp Eye, Bill Johnson and Kalu Coletta.

If you are an aspiring ripper interested in high caliber used equipment, send a text to Mike at 415-203-6390 and he'll do his best to hook you up with a great stick at a fair price.

Good luck!
Coach Mike

HMB High Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Jetty Weds (Feb-6) 3:30 pm

02/06/2013 3:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Jetty Weds (Feb-6) 3:30 pm

Surf will be back on the rise, along with the NW winds, leaving the Jetty our only friend for practice. Unfortunately, the tide will be very low and the large windswell pretty mixed up.

Let's give it a shot anyway and at least any Club groms who wish to attend will have plenty of beach to work with.

See ya there,
Your coaches

HMB High School Free Surf Venice Tuesday 2/5/13 at 6:30am.

02/05/2013 6:30 am
02/05/2013 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles

Oliver and Marty will be at Venice Beach to check conditions. Please.. only experienced surfers should 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.

The coaches

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