I (Amber Johnson) am leading a biodiversity tour to Costa Rica during the summer of 2013. This tour is set up for college students at SFSU, but we still have some space available that we can fill with friends and family too! Take a look at the link below to see the itinerary. The tour is coast to coast with amazing stops along the way. This is not a surf trip, but the tour ends on the Guanacaste Coast and travelers can choose to extend their stay and surf if they like. The tour is currently discounted until April 5th! For those under the age of 30 it is $137/month (after $95 enrollement fee and transfer fees) or$1906. For those over the age of 30 it is $154 per month or $2146 as a lump sum if you book by April 5th. If anyone has any questions send me an email or give me a call (650-452-4593) and I would be happy to answer any questions!
If any families are considering sending just their surfer, please call me ASAP as there are some age restictions that I would like to talk to you about. If you feel that your child is ready for this type of an adventure, I'd be happy to have them!
Please note that this tour actually takes place during the last week of school! If there is enough interest - I could schedule a trip during summer proper (maybe 2014) if there are families that would like that option.
Learn more about our tour at: http://www.efcollegestudytours.com/preview-tour.aspx?pt=JO-1246566&utm_s...
Surfers and Parents,
As many of you may have already heard, we will not be attending State Championships in Oceanside this year. The cost to get down there, register our surfers, lodging and food went far beyond our annual budget surplus. Now more than ever, we really need to have a super successful Luau!!
Please join us at Camerons this Thursday for pizza and good times. We will be handing out the Trophies from the CSSL league to the high school surfers that placed in the top 6 of each catogory and announcing how the team placed. In addition, we would like to hand out Luau packets to everyone that could not make last Thursday's meeting at Cunha.
See you Thursday!!
Luau for the SurfRiders kick-off meeting, Thursday March 22nd at 7PM at the Boys and Girls Club room (Cunha school campus)Submitted by okeeton on Wed, 2012-03-14 09:35
To all our HMB Surf Club Families, Mark your calendars for the 5th annual Luau for the Surfriders, Saturday, May 12th!!!
Hard to believe that this is our 5th year. The support that our club has continued to receive since its inception is amazing. The luau has given us the opportunity to get all members of the surf community involved in what we are doing as well as serving as our primary fundraiser for both teams. We will be holding the kick-off meeting on Thursday March 22nd at 7PM at the Boys and Girls Club on the Cunha school campus. We ask that at least one parent and one surfer of every club family attends this meeting. This meeting is a critical step in having a successful event and we need every family that benefits from the club to help in some way. Our budget requirements for next year have risen and we will need everyone's help to reduce our costs and to increase our donations.
In order to get off to a good start, we are looking for a few volunteers to help in two primary areas. The first is help with the silent auction and raffle. Lele Keeton has bravely volunteered to run this again this year! The second is help managing the kitchen area the night of the event.
Lele will require assistance from all of you:
- Donations for the silent auction – we need 20- 25 major items for the auction. We ask for your help to solicit donations of services and items.
- Raffle items – Attendees purchase raffle tickets at the luau; these are the prizes we hand out during the event. Smaller items are fine if we can combine them to make a great prize.
The job of managing the kitchen area includes:
- The night of the event will involve working with surfers to make sure all of the food gets set up and served.
- Cleanup up and organization of rental items for Monday pick up.
- Besides surfers, there will be 4 or 5 people involved in food preparation (Richard and his crew and 1 or 2 others hired by us).
Please reply back and let us know if you would be willing to help in either of these areas. It would be greatly appreciated by all!
Aloha and see you on March 22nd!
~Mara Krasts, Paula Bell and Lele Keeton
Surfers, Parents and Supporters,
Yesterday was an awesome finish to a great surf season. Solid Surf and clean conditions set the stage for a super fun contest.
Here are the results:
HMB 77 points defeat Harbor 24 points.
Womens Long Board Finals: Hannah Tonnessen 5th Place
Mens Long Board Finals: Peter Lundgard 6th Place
Mens Long Board Finals: Konrads Wallace 4th Place
Womens Short Board Finals: Kyla Kemp 4th Place
Womens Short Board Finals: Hannah Tonnessen 3rd Place
Mens Short Board Finals:Peter Lundgard 6th Place
Thanks again for a great season!! Stay tuned for details for State Championships in Oceanside the weekend of April 21st, and 22nd.
Formal surf club and team practices will be temporarily suspended with the end of the regular contest season this weekend.
The junior high team finished strong at final contest at the Hook and the high school will wrap things up this Sunday at the Lane with the final comp of a very long season. Please free-surf with your buddies in the meantime and feel free to contact coaches about the conditions, but there will be no supervised practices for now.
Coaches will notify those going on to regionals and states in April and we may hold some heats in late March for those taking part.
Mahalo and many thanks for a really great and fun season,
No practice for tomorrow. Check back tomorrow for the posted roster for next Sunday's contest at the lane. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to compete.
Photos of some of the kids at the CSSL Contest at the Hook January 2012- courtesy T Feix & O Keeton.Submitted by okeeton on Fri, 2012-02-03 21:15
More photos can be found here
Congratulations on the solid win against Aptos yesterday! Great job you guys!!
If the winds cooperate we'll run a free surf practice for anyone that wants to surf. We'll check the conditions tomorrow morning and send out a Tweet if it is on!
How would you like to take part in one of the most exciting events in the world?! Maverick’s Invitational Surf Competition, in Half Moon Bay (Princeton Harbor), is looking for 200 volunteers to staff this year’s Maverick’s Festival and 2012 Surf Contest.
As you may know, the date of the Festival and Surf Competition is a moving target which will take place on one day, between now and March 31st, when the conditions are ideal – we’re talking 50’ waves people. Volunteers will be notified 48 hours prior to the event (which could fall on any day of the week) so having the flexibility to take a day off from your normal routine is key. There will be two shifts with the first shift from 6:00AM to 12 Noon, and second shift from 11:30AM to 6:00PM.
We’re looking for people to fill various duties within the Festival, and in the surrounding areas. Land Safety Monitors will be posted at key areas to support local authorities in maintaining a fun and safe event (i.e. Road closures, beach and bluff closures).
For your troubles you receive the official Maverick’s Invitational 2011/2012 ‘CREW’ T-shirt, a goodie bag and FREE entry into the festival, during the time you are not on shift.
If you would like to volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the volunteer list. Assignments will be made once we get your email. Join the fun. Be a part of the action, without a two-wave hold down!
Coastside Volunteer Liason for Mavericks Invitational
It looks like we have to bear through one more day of sloppy storm conditions. After tomorrow, things should start shaping up.
Due to onshore winds and raw conditions, we will not have practice tomorrow morning.