HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Jetty Weds (Dec-26) 3:00 pm

12/26/2012 3:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Jetty Weds (Dec-26) 3:00 pm

For team surfers still in town for the holidays we will be holding a practice at the Jetty tomorrow. A broad combo swell from S-WNW will be picking up some steam and the wind is forecast to flip around to stiff NW gusts, which should put the Jetty back in business.

We will run a couple heats if there are enough surfers, since the next SCSSL competitions are just around the corner. The high school team will be up against Harbor at Manresa on Saturday Jan-12 and the junior high will be against New Brighton on Sunday Jan-13.

See ya,
Your Coaches

Free surf / weather Cancellation - surf if you can or support your local surf shop & take Care of your Xmas shopping locally!

12/23/2012 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Surf if you can or support your local Surf Shops... swing by and say "Hi" to Lucy At Cowboy Surf Shop or Jeff & Cassandra at Mavericks Surf Shop. They will help you take care of your last minute Xmas Shopping Needs. If nothing else pick up some wax for your favorite surfer's stocking, as they will probably need that and a whole lot of other stuff once this weather clears!

Happy Holidays-

The coaches

"Free Surf" Practice Weds for Surf Team competitors due to finals week

12/19/2012 3:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

"Free Surf" Practice Weds for HMB Surf Team competitors due to finals week.

Time to grind it out studying for finals this week - study hard, so you can play hard over the break! We will not be holding a formal practice this week as a result.

If you carve out some time for a surf later in the week, please exercise due caution from Thursday onward as a XXL west-northwest swell is set to arrive with some more ferocious and contrary south winds. This will leave few places to hide.

Have a great week, good luck on finals!
Your Coaches

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  • HMB Surf Club Boys & Girls T-shirts are $20 each

Contact Rocky Raynor at and arrange to pick up your Christmas Gift.


Merry Christmas

UPDATE: HMB Surf TEAM/Comp Surfers to Kelly; CLUB free surf at Jetty Sunday (Dec 16th) 9:00 am

12/16/2012 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

UPDATE: Due to a lack of Coach Availability - HMB Surf Club will have a free surf day, we advise surfing the Jetty if you get in the water there will be no coaches or Trailer at the Jetty.

HMB Surf TEAM/strong Comp Surfers (expecting 4-6 ft at 16-17 secs) to Kelly for a free surf at Kelly.

We're hoping that the easterly off-shores will hold for us in the am but south winds could kick-in and ruin the party.

The coaches

HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Jetty Weds (Dec-12) 3:30 pm

12/12/2012 3:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB Surf Team/Competition Practice @ Jetty Weds (Dec-12) 3:30 pm

Faced with NW winds tomorrow afternoon, an increase in bumpy wind swell and a -1.6 foot low tide we will have to take our chances and seek shelter at the Jetty. This actually fine, as we all need to work on our small wave technique, which means less hopping and more rail-to-rail "S-turns."

Please bring a small wave shortboard if you have one (wider and flatter) and, as a back-up, bring a skateboard - preferably a "Carveboard" style board. If you have extras, throw in one for a friend.

See ya there,
Your Coaches

HMB High School Free Surf Kelly Street Tuesday 12-11 at 6:30am.

12/11/2012 6:30 am
12/11/2012 8:30 am
America/Los Angeles

Oliver and Marty will be at Kelly Street tomorrow morning to unlock the gate and check the surf. If it's decent, we'll be surfing! Hopefully it will be as clean as it was this morning!


Congratulations HMB High Surf Team on Dual meet win over Aptos

Congratulations HMB High Surf Team on your dual meet win over Aptos Saturday by 70 to 55!

Another great team performance turned in by HMB in small and tricky conditions at The Hook in Santa Cruz. Everyone contributed to the win, our second straight for the season. With a team stacked with goofy footers, the small right breaking reef definitely put HMB on the back foot and at big a disadvantage, but no matter...

In the team competition Hunter Murison (2nd), Konrad Wallace (1st) and Peter Lundgard (3rd) advanced out of the mens shortboard rounds; Hannah Tonnessen (3rd) and Kaira Wallace (1st) advanced out of womens shortboard; Konrad (2nd) and Kaira (1st) advanced from their respective longboard heats; and our Ace squad of Zander Dragony (1st), Hunter Murison (2nd, subbing for brother Carson) and Malcolm Feix (3rd) swept again in bodyboard. Fantastic!

In the individual finals HMB surfers placed in every category with the following results:

Womens longboard: Kaira 3rd
Mens longboard: Konrad 2nd
Womens shortboard: Kaira 5th
Mens shortboard: Peter 4th
Co-ed Bodyboard: Hunter 3rd, Zander 5th

Really great job, fine team spirit and super fun day. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped out. Next up we have a contest on January 12th against Harbor at Manresa, another beach break which should suit us just fine. Look out!

Congrats again,
Coach Mike

HMB Surf Club Practice @ Dunes Sunday (Dec 9th) 9:00 am

12/09/2012 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

HMB Surf Club will meet @ Dunes. High School surfers will have a free surf or a sleep in after the Contest at the Hook on Saturday.

We're hoping that the easterly offshores will hold for us just one more day.

The coaches

HMB High Surf Team Contest @ the Hook Saturday (Dec-8) 9 a.m.

12/08/2012 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Contest @ the Hook Saturday (Dec-8)- be there by 9 a.m.

Team competition vs Aptos will start at 10 a.m. (alternates should be here by 10). Please head down and get suited up early. We will have a photographer coming down to take team shots for the yearbook. Do not take off until we've had a chance to get a team photo.

The Stormsurf forecast is for very small inconsistent surf in the knee to waist high range due to the steep angle of the north swell. If you have a wider-fishy shortboard, now might be the time to break it out and get your grovel on. This will be a wave-catching contest, so remember hunt down waves from the opening buzzer and use our "triangle" formation to control the line-up.

For any who haven't been to the Hook, you take Hwy 1 south from HMB through Santa Cruz, then exit on 41st Avenue in Capitola and head for the beach. Park in the lot or streets at 41st and East Cliff Drive.

Here's a link:,+Capitola...

See you there,

Coach Mike

HMB Team/Comp Practice Free Surf Weds - High School Contest @ Hook Sat

12/05/2012 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB Team/Comp Practice "Free Surf" Weds (Dec-5)- High School Contest is Back on @ The Hook in Santa Cruz SATURDAY (Dec 8).

Due to poor conditions locally with South winds forecast and a modest bump up in the swell, we will NOT be holding a formal Team/ competitive practice for Weds. Instead, there will be an unsupervised "free surf" for those who wish to seek some shelter at more protected beaches for a tune-up ahead of this weekend's high school contest.

The high school roster will be the same one submitted last week. If you are unable to make it Saturday, please make sure you contact me directly ASAP, so I can move up alternates into any open slots. The Team competition starts at 10 a.m. (HMB vs Aptos) - be there at least an hour in advance. Alternates will need to check in shortly thereafter.

See you there,
Coach Mike

HMB High School Free Surf Kelly Street Tuesday 12-4 at 6:30am.

12/04/2012 6:30 am
12/04/2012 8:30 am
America/Los Angeles

Oliver and Marty will be at Kelly Street tomorrow morning to unlock the gate and check the surf. If it's decent, we'll be surfing! It might be the only chance for surf for the next few days.


The Mavericks Invitational window opens


The Opening Ceremony of the Mavericks Invitational 2012-2013 

       On Friday, November 11, I was privileged to participate in the annual paddle-out for the opening ceremony for the Mavericks Invitational Contest, in Half Moon Bay, California. A contest where only the worlds best big wave surfers are allowed to participate. I left as soon as the bell rang at the end of school,  and was allowed to miss one cross country practice for this unique opportunity. As a part of the HMB surf team, I was invited to join the big wave riding community to paddle out near the Mavericks break, just outside of the Princeton Harbor. 

         Once I got there, I sprinted the quarter-mile to the beach with my board and my wetsuit. When I got to the beach, I saw everybody starting to paddle out; racing into the water and grabbing the large tea leaf that was part of the ceremony, I paddled out into the circle of legendary big wave surfers. The founder and pioneer of Mavericks, Jeff Clark, said a few words about the spirit of the contest, which will be held in honor of Jay Moriarty. All of the surfers said a few words about the contest and how grateful they were, to be able to participate. Then we all recognized Moriarty with a cheer and threw our leaves into the circle. I was only a few spaces away from the legendary Nathan Fletcher, who won the Ride of the Year, Biggest Tube Ride of the year, and Best Overall performance in the Billabong XXL awards this year. Only one space away from me was Danilo Couto, a famous Brazilian big wave rider. There was Greg Long, another big wave superstar and winner of the prestigious Eddie Aikau 2010 contest. The window for the contest opened on November 9th 2012, and closes on March 31, 2013. This is sure to be an amazing contest, and you can watch it live on or

WEEKEND SURF ADVISORY - All surf team contests scheduled for Hook cancelled


Please be advised: all SCSSL surf contests scheduled for Hook in Santa Cruz this weekend (Dec 1-2) for both junior high and high school squads have been cancelled due to storm surf conditions.

Here's what 38th St looks like if you're curious:

The contest director informs us that they will tentatively attempt to reschedule these events the following weekend of Dec 8-9, and will keep us in the loop next week as the situation is clarified.


Thanks for your patience, stay dry, and perhaps go see "Chasing Mavericks" or go bowling instead...

Your Coaches

Middle School Surf Team Meeting at Lunch on 11/29/2012

11/29/2012 12:44 pm
America/Los Angeles

We will be having a meeting at lunch time in the Boys and Girls Club at Cunha - to discuss the roster for the upcoming contest on 12/1 at the Hook, in Santa Cruz. We will be serving Pizza for Lunch.

See you on Thursday.
The Coaches

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