Middle School Surf Team Meeting at Lunch on 09/26/12

09/26/2012 12:44 pm
America/Los Angeles

We will be having a HMB Middle School Surf Team meeting at lunch time in the Boys & Girls Club Room, on Wednesday 9/26.

We will be going over the coming Competition at the Lane on 9/29 and having some Pizza!

See you then...

The Coaches

Practice we will meet in the parking lot at the South end of Montara State Beach 09/23/12 at 9:00AM

09/23/2012 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Practice will be at 9:00AM ... we will meet in the Parking lot at the South end of Montara State Beach on 09/23/12 at 9:00AM (but on the north side of the restaurant)

Just a heads up the HMB International Marathon will be going on in HMB from 7:30 to appx 11am ... so factor that in when you are driving to the beach... another reason we will start at Montara. as it is out of the way of the marathon.

See you in the morning!

The Coaches

Pedro Point Surf Club's Big Chill Out - XXII

09/21/2012 8:39 pm
America/Los Angeles

If you're interested come join in on Oct 6th 2012. Details are here on the Pedro Point Surf Club's site 

Middle School Contest @ The Lane... Against Shoreline.

09/29/2012 7:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Contest Results:

HMB vs Shoreline -> HMB Wins with 68.5 points
Overall HMB was Second Behind Aptos (who had 73.5 points)

Individual Results:

Girls Short Board:     Hannah Pintarelli & McKenzie Mell equal 4th, Kalea Johnson 3rd
Boys Long Board:    Tanner Islander 5th place
Girls Long Board:     Kalea Johnson 1st!
Body Board:            Grayson Capers 4th, Kelby Cramer 1st!

Congratulations to all the kids for paddling out at a fun day at the Lane!

The Coaches



The HMB Middle school surf team will meet-up at Starbucks in HMB at 7:00am with the trailer to go to Santa Cruz. If there is anyone that needs a lift or needs to put a board in the trailer to get to the contest meet us at Starbucks (7am) and we can get kids into cars for a lift down... we will leave at 7:05/10.

Our Team on Team Heat start time for HMB is 8:30am we will be surfing against Shoreline.

We ask that you arrive at least 1/2 hr before our first surfers get in the Water.


From Starbucks in HMB

    1. Take CA-1 S/Cabrillo Hwy S     47.1 mi
    2. Turn right onto Swift St     0.7 mi
    3. Turn left onto W Cliff Dr    1.3 mi
       Destination will be on the right 1.3 mi
Arrive at Steamer Lane - Santa Cruz, California

Please check your email first thing in the morning ... also on the off chance there is avenue change due to swell conditions  Rocky can be reached on his cell at (650-279-7237) See you there...

The Coaches

High School Surf Team/Club Meeting at Lunch on 09/21/12

09/21/2012 12:08 pm
America/Los Angeles

We will be having a HMB High School Surf Team/Club meeting at lunch time in Mr Lawrence's room G7, on Friday 9/21.

We will be going over the coming season and having some Pizza!

See you then...

The Coaches

Comp Surfer Pracitce we'll meet at the Jetty Wed 09/19/12 at 4pm

09/19/2012 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

We are going to be running practice for Comp Surfers at the Jetty/Surfers Beach tomorrow - Wed 9/19/12 at 4pm... If conditions improve elsewhere we may move to another spot ... so watch for updates tomorrow!


The Coaches

Free Surf will be at Kelly tomorrow 09/18/12 at 6:30AM

09/18/2012 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles

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

See you in the morning!

The Coaches

HMB Surf Club Practice @ Jetty Sunday - Team/Comp Practice @ Kelly

HMB Surf Club surfers will meet at the Jetty at 9 a.m. Sunday (Sep-16) for practice. Please check in with Rocky and Oliver, as Amber is out of town.

Competitive/team surfers will start at Kelly at 9 a.m. Conditions are expected to be marginal, with a minor pick-up in windswell. Bring a floaty board as a back-up if you have one. We may try to run a couple heats depending on the conditions. We also have an option of heading 10-15 minutes south of town, if the surf better, pending an eye-witness update then. If you have missed some practices this may be a good opportunity to make up some roster points anyway.

Please check your emails and SMS texts in the morning for a further update in case of venue change.

See ya then,
Your Coaches

Beach Cleanup this Saturday at Dunes 9am

09/15/2012 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

There is a California Coastal Beach Cleanup this Saturday Septmber 15th 2012 - the HMB Surf Club will meet at Dunes Beach at 9am to help clean up!

Practice will be at the TBD tomorrow 09/16/12 at 9:00AM

09/16/2012 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Practice will be TBD at 9:00AM ...

See you in the morning!

The Coaches

Surf Practice for Team-Comp Surfers will be at Kelly (Last minut Change)Weds 4 p.m.

HMB Surf Team/Competitive surfers:

Practice for Wednesday (Sep-12) will start at Kelly from 4 p.m. sharp. Arrive early and ready to go if you want to warm up in the surf. A steep-angle combo NW and windswell should still be in the water, while the wind may back off in the afternoon. Fingers-crossed, but we may move if conditions prove marginal.

See you then,
Your Coaches

Deadline for League and Membership Dues/Forms is Friday

Deadline for SCSSL League and Boys&Girls Club dues/membership is Friday Sep-14:

Thank you to all who showed up Sunday morning for a great team meeting and paperwork-fest, followed by a really good team practice in challenging conditions.

Those of you who did not attend or submit paperwork need to turn in the following by Friday if you want to take part in the competition this season. Club surfers need to fill out both forms as well to take part in practices. (Links and details are in the previous blog entry http://www.hmbsurfclub.com/docs):

1) Boys&Girls Club online application submitted directly.

2) SCSSL competition and liability form can be filed out and emailed to Coach Oliver at okeeton(at)gmail.com or printed out and returned to him.

3) A check made out to Boys& Girls Club of the Coastside for $150/surfer.

***Please note we will be taking part in a Beach Clean-up Day at Dunes Beach on Saturday Sep-15 at 9 a.m., which will count toward your academic volunteer hours.

***Wednesday's Sep-12 practice for competition surfers will be at 4 p.m. sharp. Venue is TBA and it will be quick practice for HMB high surfers due to open house at 6 p.m. (Note: regular attendance will be one key factor in determining our rosters for upcoming competitions).

Looking forward to a great "El Nino" surf season ahead, Your Coaches

Season Opening HMB Surf Club Meeting / Practice 9/9/12 @ 8:30am

09/09/2012 8:30 am
America/Los Angeles

HMB Surf Club Season Opener Madatory Meeting:

We will be meeting at Cafe Classique in El Granada on Sunday September 9th 2012 at 8:30am (map link)to talk about the paperwork we need submitted for the coming 2012/2013 contest season. The forms / paperwork is accessible on-line via the HMB SurfClub site (here fill out the form and email it your surfers head coach Mike Wallace for the HS and Rocky for the Middle School), if there are questions about it we will answer them at the meeting. Please fill out the forms in advance prior to coming to the meeting.

All Club members will need to bring a check for the coming year for $150.00, this covers the following expenses:

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside Membership
  • Insurance
  • Contest Fees
  • Equipment repairs and replacements
  • Trailer Fees

Please be prompt on Sunday Morning... the faster we wrap up the meeting the faster we will get into the water for practice on Sunday. We will announce the practice location for Sunday morning at Cafe Classique.

The Coaches


Califuegos Playing at the Surf Spot in Rockaway Fri 9/7/12 from 5pm till 8pm



Come check out the Surf Spot in Pacifica and listen to the Califuegos... They'll be playing from 5pm till 8pm this coming Friday Sept 7th. They Support us at our Events and play some great tunes... stop by The Surf Spot and enjoy their music and have a bite to eat or a drink at this relatively new addition to the Coastside!



SURF CLub First Aid Class at HMB YC

10/20/2012 10:00 am
10/20/2012 10:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Coaches and surf team kids are invited to attend a First Aid and CPR class. Many took the class two years ago, and it is time to renew! I have checked with Rocky, he checked with Ward Coffey, and there will be no contest this weekend. So, there is no surf team conflict, so sign on up!

  • Date: The class is Saturday October 20th. (P-Fest is on 13th and 14th)
  • Location: HMB Yacht Club Time: 10-3pm (not so early that you cant fit a surf in ;-))
  • Lunch: a couple of bucks will buy some Safeway pizza, RSVP on this too when you RSVP!

RSVP to michelledragony AT gmail.com

I have 15 more spaces in my first aid class.

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