SCSSL Awards Party Tuesday, May 17th
Surf Team members:
If you wish to check the results before making the drive, they can be found here:
High School and Middle School
Tuesday, May 17th
6:30 - 8:00
pizza at 6:30
awards at 7:00
Mission Hill Middle School
425 King St, Santa Cruz
Please join us for our end of the year celebration
with pizza from Pizza My Heart, team and individual
awards, and a group league photo.
Middle School Surf Team States Results:
Conditions Saturday started out rainy and blustery with 3-5' peaks, and by the afternoon we were all enjoying a typical sunny Southern California day with the combo swell filling in. Those conditions played into our HMB surfers' strengths, as a number of our rippers advanced from the team rounds to the individual rounds at the Scholastic Surf Series Middle School State Championships.
Clay Johnson advanced in Boy's shortboard Saturday, but was eliminated in round 2. He also advanced with a 1st place in Boy's longboard. Luca Padua handily advanced through both rounds 1 and 2 in Boy's shortboard. Andy Vana just missed advancement in Boy's shortboard and Boy's longboard. Nick Wiley missed advancing in Boy's shortboard but advanced in Boy's longboard. Emma Stone advanced in her Girl's shortboard round, scoring a 9.5 (out of 10) on a single wave earning her 1st place. She also advanced with a 1st place in Girl's longboard.
Sunday was a whole new game. We showed up to find a consistent 6-10ft bombing south swell. Surfers on the south side lucked out, able to use the channel/rip along the jetty, but surfers on the north side had to fight their way through 10 minute-long close-out sets. Clay continued to advance in Boy's longboard earning 1st place in both the quarter and semi finals. Luca advanced through round 3 in heavy conditions on the north side, but was eliminated in the Boy's shortboard quarter final. Andy Vana advanced with a solid 2nd place in round 1 in Co-ed bodyboard, but his run ended in the quarter final. Nick Wiley also advanced in Co-ed bodyboard, but just missed advancement to the semi final and was eliminated in the quarter final as well. Nick also advanced in Boy's longboard to round 2. Emma had a marathon day with a total of 5 heats all on the north side. Her luck ran out in round 2 for Girl's longboard, but she marched through all the rounds into Girl's shortboard finals.
Clay Johnson caught two of the biggest bombs of the event in his Boy's longboard final and that enabled him to lock down a fantastic 2nd place finish in the State Championships. Emma Stone endured a 10 minute double overhead set and yet was still able to catch three solid waves to finish 3rd in the State in a very tightly contested Girl's shortboard final. The HMB middle school placed 4th overall in Boy's longboard in the State.
Honorable Mention: Scott Johnson surfed the coaches' longboard final with the team hooting him on from the jetty and he finished with a solid 5th place.
Congratulations to all five surfers and coaches! Way to represent HMB at the SSS Middle School State Championships!
Club Surf will be at Dunes at 4pm Monday 5.2.16. Looks like we'll have a window of decent surf tomorrow afternoon.
Check for updates mid day tomorrow if anything changes.
HMB High Surf Team States Results:
It was a special final long weekend of 2015/16 surf competition for the Cougar Surf Team at Oceanside Harbor Jetties from May 16-18 for the "Scholastic Surf Series" State Championships. Balmy weather and contestable surf prevailed for much of the contest window, though surfers had to make adjustments for a falling tide, rising winds and parallel heats during the course of the day and event.
Team Comp Saturday:
HMB men's longboard team advanced to semifinals, anchored by Hunter Murison (1), Malcolm Feix (3) and Coel Miller (5), before falling to San Diegito by a point. The Women's longboard team advanced to quarters, led by Kaira Wallace (1), Mia O'Brien (4) and Kacie Sorfleet (5), before matching up against a seasoned San Clemente team led by the WSL Women's longboard World Champion and narrowly losing by a point as well. Highlights in men's shortboard round I were a 1st place by Malcolm Feix, while Hunter Murison took 2nd in his shortboard heat and 1st in his longboard round 1 heat. Kaira Wallace also took first in both short and longboard heats. Some savvy contest surfing, especially the women's team by grabbing key last-second back-up waves on the inside made all the difference.
Individuals Comp Monday:
In the individual competition, the shredding Cougars had a really outstanding day with a number of impressive advancements. Freshman Ryan Bair made quarters (5) in men's shortboard with newfound confidence and another freshman Nate Feix made semifinals (4) with a heroic effort, while Hunter Murison advanced to the repassage stage (4th - just one shy of finals). Hunter was a force to be reckoned with for much of the comp with electric top-turns and sizzling runs to the beach, advancing the furthest of any NorCal competitors in shortboard. Hunter (5) and Mitchell King (6) also advanced to men's longboard quarters by connecting high-speed sections with style and raw power before succumbing more fleet classical cross-stepping competitors.
Kaira Wallace advanced to the finals of both women's short and longboard, where she placed 6th and 5th respectively in the State Championships after 8 arduous heats, a first for HMB, and the only competitor to double-final at the event. She was also the top NorCal finalist.
Special thanks to all the parents who helped with the BBQ Saturday, especially grill-masters Bill Sorfleet and Clark Capers. We also bid adieu to 3 graduating seniors: current Team Captain Hunter and former team captains Malcolm and Kaira, who will be sorely missed as they head off to college. Well done HMB on a fine finish to the season and good luck to the Cunha Surf Team next month!
This coming Sunday is the Annual Dream Machines Event at the Half Moon Bay Airport.
We'll have our Tee-Shirt Sales Both set up in it's usual location near the south entrance (by Meza Luna).
As of right now we have 10 passes for those of you that want to volunteer selling apparel. Rocky is working on getting us more passes if needed.
Please email me email@example.com if you plan on working the booth. I'll arrange tickets for the first ten to sign up! As of right now, Nikki and Casey have both signed up!! We'll need some parent volunteers too. This is sure to be a fun day!!
Club Surf will be at Dunes at 4pm Tuesday 4.18.16. Looks like we'll have a window of decent surf tomorrow afternoon.
Check for updates mid day tomorrow if anything changes.
Hi Surf Fans -
Everything you need to know for Team competition Saturday and Individuals Monday is in this email from the SSS...
Here's the Exec Summary for Saturday:
Please check in with your coach at least a half hour ahead of these heat times and be ready to go. Heat order will be set tomorrow morning at the site.
Men's shortboard: 7 am South Jetty
Men's longboard: 10:45 am North Jetty
Women's longboard 8:45 am North Jetty
Women's shortboard: 10:45 am South Jetty
Coed bodyboard: 12:15 pm North Jetty
Any team advancing in their respective rounds will move on to the next round.
Wallace command center at Oceanside Marina Suites: Room 127
2008 N Harbor Drive, CA 92054
There will be a poolside BBQ at the hotel Saturday after the comp. Check in with Mara for BBQ coordination 650-704-7322.
Sent from my iPad
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Scholastic Surf Series"
Date: April 15, 2016 at 11:34:05 AM PDT
To: "SSS State Championships Invitation"
Subject: Last minute details to pass on to your teams!
Hi HS State Champ Coaches, just a few last minute details to pass on to your teams.
Saturday – Section Coastal Competition
Sunday – Section Inland Competition
Monday – Individuals Competition
Check the website STATE CHAMPS tab for:
Weather Watch: Looks great for this weekend!
Directions and Parking information.
Team: Rosters and Brackets
Individuals: Rosters including Alternates (special info for alternates on the website) and Division Heat Times.
First Round Heats for Individuals will be posted by Friday.
At the beach:
Coaches should check in 30 minutes prior to your first heat. There will be Team Line Up forms for you to fill out for your first two heats. Carolyn will post those name on the heat board. At the end of the two heats team points will be totaled and the winning team will advance to the next round. There is no consolation round for the losing team. For each additional round the winning team will again fill out a Team Line Up form 30 minutes prior. You can keep the same line up as the first round or change it.
T-shirts and Drawing Ticket – Each surfer on your team receives a free T-shirt and Drawing ticket. Have your team check in to pick up them up. We will be Drawing tickets for prizes throughout the day. Each Coach and one Assistant Coach also receive a free T-shirt.
Team Photos – Our Staff Photographer Sheri Crummer will be coming around after noon on Saturday and Sunday to try and get Team photos. If she does not get to your team please come to the registration area and ask for her.
Team Trophies will be given for 1st and 2nd Places in each division and for Overall. These will be handed out after the finals of each division. We would like the winning teams to come up to the trophy area for the trophy presentation and photos.
Each competitor will receive a free T-shirt and Drawing ticket. Please pick those up at the registration table. We will be Drawing tickets for prizes throughout the day.
Trophies will be given for 1st – 6th Places for each division: MSB, MLB, WSB, WLB, BB.
Photos will be taken of the winners.
Enjoy the event…I look forward to seeing you there!
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Wednesday looks like it will be one of those classic days at Dunes. Should be offshore most of the afternoon with fun sized surf.
Anyone up for a BBQ?
There is a possibility that we can pull off a club surf tomorrow. I will not be able to get the trailer, so bring your own board or stop at Rocky's and grab a soft top out of the Trailer.
Conditions will be too big for beginner's, but should be okay for intermediate surfers.
Please email me at email@example.com or text me at 650-773-0936 if you are planning on attending. I'd like to make sure we have enough in attendance to pull it off.
Dunes Beach 9am.
Capturing the Coastside Show and Raffle:
Surf Club/Team families are invited to a reception for the show at the Coastal Arts League Friday, April 1, from 5-7 pm at the Coastal Arts League at 300 Main Street, Suite 6. This will be a celebration of local photography, including some of our Maverick's luminaries and former team members. Full details are here:
Importantly, there will be a great raffle of surf schwag from our local shops to help fund our Surf program, so let's show our support. I will need a couple of groms to help with the ticket sales and raffle.
Marty & I will be at Kelly around 6:45am to open the gate for anyone that wants to try and get a quick session in before school.
Coach Marty & Oliver
If winds cooperate tomorrow afternoon, it looks like it'll be a fun afternoon to surf.
As of right now, I'm planning on bringing the club trailer to Dunes for club practice. I'll let you know if anything changes tomorrow afternoon with a folllow up email.
Dune Beach 4PM.
Marty & I will be at Kelly around 6:45am to open the gate for anyone that wants to try and get a quick session in before school. Looks like th winds may not be as favorable as this morning but we'll see when we get there.
Coach Marty & Oliver
HMB High Surf Team results from the Hook:
HMB finished the regular season with a solid performance in clean and contestable surf at the Hook on Sunday, unperturbed by the high tide lulls and swing sets that made lining up the best waves a distinct challenge. The weather was pretty balmy to start and the forecast contrary south winds fortunately never showed, though the tide drain and mist later kept team on its toes.
HMB (60) took down rival Santa Cruz Moutain (45), doing the heaviest damage in the first two rounds where a remarkable 5 out of 6 men's shortboarders from HMB advanced. Many of our surfers had taken part in a Life Guard training swim qualifier the day prior, in a testament to the superb fitness of our surfers. Hunter Murison (1), Nate Feix (2) and Coel Miller (3) swept the first heat and Malcolm Feix (1) and Ryan Bair (3) advanced in the second. In women's shortboard Kaira Wallace (1) advanced. Men's longboard saw Coel (2) and Hunter (3) progress, while in women's longboard Kaira (1) also moved forward.
In the alternate seed into the individual round Mitchell King asserted himself by advancing from men's shortboard (1) and longboard (2) with keen wave selection and energetic carving. Our favorite twin competitors Nikki Sorfleet also moved on in women's longboard (3) and Kacie Sorfleet in women's shortboard (3). Nate, Mitchell, Coel and Malcolm ended their run in quarter finals of men's shortboard, while Hunter and Mitchell made the semi-finals of men's longboard before retiring. Nikkie bowed out in women's longboard semis and her sister Kacie in women's shortboard semis after some newly inspired surfing. Freshman Ryan Bair stuck with the plan to get on the first set waves and rode them maturely to men's shortboard semis. Hunter did his best imitation of WSL Snapper Rocks victor Matt Wilkinson with a deadly backside attack through the early rounds, but the wave-starved shortboard final was not his friend. Kaira finished the season strongly with solid tactical positioning, improved fitness and adapted her game well to the shifty conditions.
Kaira Wallace: (3) women's shortboard, (1) women's longboard
Hunter Murison: (5) men's shortboard
Special shout out to Team Padua for providing a very tasty hot plate lunch to both the junior and senior high teams this weekend. Gino and Wendy - we really appreciate you going the extra mile. Tom Feix thanks for running the heat results.
Next up is the SSS State Championships in Oceanside the weekend of April 16th. I want to meet or speak with each of you over the next week or two to discuss individual training plans/techniques to work on for states. There will be only Sunday practices if conditions permit.
Tom & I will be at Kelly around 6:45am to open the gate for anyone that wants to try and get a quick session in before school.
Coach Tom & Oliver