HMB High Surf Team Results from Kelly:
HMB 68 points vs Soquel/Cypress 58
Tight battle with combined team from Santa Cruz in really variable conditions at our home break of Kelly Ave. Clean high tide morning Team heats at dawn made for some hard fought results in the early rounds. Individual heats midday rolled into jumbled low tide close-outs, followed by a cleaner incoming tide into the finals:
- Tanner Islander, Zach Rash and Luke Eveslage made it out of men's team shortboard, with Zach and Luke advancing it all the way to the semis with sharp top turns and solid finishing. In men's longboard Malcolm advanced with some floaters and spinners.
- Kaira Wallace, Hanna Pintarelli and Mia O'Brien all advanced from women's shortboard, with Mia and Hanna making their first semis. Kaira and Mia made it out of their longboard heat, with Mia bowing out in the semis. Women's team charged all day.
- Kelby Kramer locked down his bodyboard heat as well.
Malcolm Feix - men's shortboard (3), men's longboard (4)
Kaira Wallace - women's shortboard (2), women's longboard (1)
Hanna Pintarelli - women's longboard (4)
Special shout out to Hanna for throwing down the gauntlet and making her first final this year. Malcolm decided not only to make his first finals but his first double finals as well. It was another double final for Kaira, who locked down her third consecutive victory in longboard. Malcolm and Kaira managed to pull this off with severe head colds as well, testament to their fortitude, fitness and will. Great comp all. Super proud of this team.
Thanks to Coaches Kerri and Chris, and all the parental support, as well as SCSSL for running a great comp.
Next stop, the Lane,
HMB High Surf Team Meeting & Practice:
1) We will meet on Friday at 4 p.m. at the Jetty bench on the west side for a team meeting. Then you will be cut free for practice. We will go over the roster and strategy for the conditions on Sunday at Kelly.
2) We are also working on setting up an epic group camping reservation on base at Camp Pendleton on the beach for the State Championships at Church Beach in San Clemente from May 15-19. Team members please email me directly (mpw_mike (at) hotmail.com) your interest in taking part and how many in your group. We need a provisional head count to help pick a site. This will leave us within a cross-step of Old Man's at San-O and a cutback from Trestles. Cabins may be available as well.
3) Please join longtime Club/Team supporter Frank Quirarte and our Surf Club Board member Doug Acton at the Coastal Arts League Saturday night from 6-10 pm for the "Mavericks: Everest of the Seas" photo exhibit and reception for a great time and surf raffle! Amazing photos and surf boards by SF wood shaping legend Danny Hess:
We are thinking there is a chance for surf in the am... so if you are interested I will have the gate unlocked for a free surf before school - it was pretty fun this morning.
Update from SCSSL on Weekend Contests in HMB:
The contests this weekend will be in Half Moon Bay. The forecasts show the swell and weather coming together nicely and conditions should be good.
The Middle School surfs Saturday, 1/31/15 at Dunes beach (Young Av)
7:00 New Brighton v Half Moon Bay
8:30 Mission Hill v Aptos
10:00 Shoreline v SC Mountain/Carmel
The High School surfs Sunday, 2/1/15 at Francis Beach (Kelly Av)
7:00 Soquel / Cypress v Half Moon Bay
8:30 Santa Cruz v Aptos
10:00 SC Mountain v Live Oak / Carmel
See you this weekend,
Susan and Ward
HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule:
1) Friday - Jetty 4 pm
2) Sunday - Roosevelt 9 am
Swell will be on the rise by Friday with strong side-offshore winds from the NE, leaving the Jetty our only option as the tide drops quickly in the afternoon. Sunday the swell and winds settle back down and should allow us to find a peak or two at Roosevelt. Let's have another couple solid practices before our next comp likely at the Hook on Sunday Feb-1.
HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule:
1) Friday 4 pm - Jetty
2) Sunday 9 am - Roosevelt
We are in for some sustained sizable surf building into Sunday and on into next week. The Jetty should still have some sets on Friday and we may run another video practice then, while hopefully we can find a few corners Sunday morning at Roosevelt to run some heats before it gets too big, with Miramar or the Jetty a fall-back. Winds will be relatively light and changeable the next couple days.
See you there,
There will be a critical meeting about the new Skate Board Park On . It will be held in the old HMB police station (Next to the New Proposed skate park site follow the link to see the write in the HMBReview).
It is extremely important that we have as many kids as possible to attend this meeting. If we don't get the approval at this meeting, there will be no park. We feel it would be very difficult for the Planning Committee to reject it, if we have a packed house.
Please feel free to bring Skate Boards and a friend.
HMB High School Surf Team Practice Sunday (Jan-4):
Let's kick it back into gear for the first team practice of 2015 at Montara at 10 a.m. That will give the morning crew a chance first and the tide will have an hour to start dropping as well. Small, cold and offshore - plan accordingly.
See ya there,
High School Surf Team Practice Schedule:
1) Friday 4 pm - Montara for land training
2) Sunday 9 am - Jetty or Santa Cruz
El Nino has been doing a tap dance on our team practices and it looks like we're in for another dose of heavy water just in time for weekend practices. The good news is that we may get a break from the rain, which will allow the sea to absorb the run-off. Let's meet for a land workout on Friday at Montara. Sunday for those who are still in town and in need of a surf we can meet at the Jetty. Others may wish to head down to Santa Cruz, where the reports are showing lower bacteria counts than the San Mateo Coast. Any one who is not 100% should remain out of the water for another couple days. There will be no practices over the following Xmas weekend.
Battening hatches on high school team surf practice this week:
While there may be a window in between squalls for practice on Friday and Sunday, after discussing the risks we have decided to cancel practice this week for the high school squad. Victory at Sea conditions, severe south winds and inches of rain with render even the relatively safe harbor of the jetty likely unsafe. After a storm of this size, the water quality could be harmful as well for at least 72-hours, not to mention driving conditions to and from any practice. If you decide to venture out on your own, please exercise the utmost of caution over the next several days. Even Santa Cruz will be big and raw and the cycle starts all over again on Sunday, though less severe.
Staying high and dry,
HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule:
1) Friday - Montara 4 pm
2) Sunday - Montara 9 am
Hope everyone had a surfy Thanksgiving. The forecast looks pretty much the same the next couple of days: south-southeast winds, intermittent rain, medium swell and plunging afternoon tides. We may have a quick window for a practice on Friday for those who can make it, while the rising tide Sunday morning looks a little more favorable, though potentially strong winds are the wildcard.
Let's try to get back on track and don't forget the RipCurl sample sale on Saturday in the City at Adam's.
High School Surf Team Results from a Wet Saturday at the Point:
HMB 48 vs Santa Cruz 78
Well, we got that one out out of the way for the season. HMB went down to their perennial nemesis Santa Cruz High in stormy and wet mixed up conditions at Pleasure Point in their second contest of the season. Hunter Murison in shortboard (3) and Kelby Kramer (3) in body board were the only male team members to advance from the morning team round. Kaira Wallace was the only female member to advance in shortboard (1) and longboard (1).
As for the individual results, the good news was that the tide dropped, the sun broke out and all three advanced through a marathon of quarters, semis and into the finals with the following impressive finish:
Co-ed Bodyboard: Kelby Kramer 4th
Women's Longboard: Kaira Wallace 1st
Women's Shortboard: Kaira Wallace 4th
Men's Shortboard: Hunter Murison 5th
Well done all,
Coaches Mike and Kerri
P.S. As a reminder, no practices over the Thanksgiving break - just stuff in a few barrels to work off the Turkey!
We are thinking there is a chance for surf in the am... so if you are interested we will have the gate unlocked for a free surf before school.
Marty & Oliver
High School Practice Schedule:
1) Friday - "free surf"
2) Sunday - "free surf"
No formal practices over Thanksgiving, have a great break.
SCSSL Contest Update:
The forecasts are once again not cooperating with our plans for the Half Moon Bay contests. We are moving the contests to Santa Cruz this weekend.
The high school teams will be at Pleasure Point on Saturday
The middle school teams will be at the Hook on Sunday
Start time is 7:00 am
The team round schedule has not changed:
Saturday, Nov 22nd Pleasure Point
7:00 Half Moon Bay v Santa Cruz
8:30 SC Mountain v Aptos
10:00 Live Oak / Carmel v Soquel / Cypress
Sunday, Nov 23rd The Hook
7:00 Half Moon Bay v Mission Hill
8:30 Shoreline v Aptos
10:00 New Brighton v SC Mountain/Carmel
The tide is high in the morning and will make entry and exit challenging. Please make sure that your surfers are comfortable with the conditions and understand how to safely get in and out. We'll have a lifeguard on duty but coaches (and parents) should also be prepared to help as needed.
There's a good chance of rain on Saturday so come prepared. If you bring an EZ up tent, it cannot be staked down (it's against the rules of our permit). Bring anchors of some sort instead.
See you this weekend,