HMB High School Comp at Lane Saturday

02/21/2015 8:00 am
America/Los Angeles

HMB High School Comp at Lane:

We will have a team meeting at 8 a.m. sharp Saturday before team heats start at 8:30 a.m. Tide will be high during our team round and the swell will be small, so plan accordingly. You will need to hug the cliff, hold inside position and catch waves inside to advance. We will need surfers in every division: shortboard, longboard and bodyboard to all step it up to succeed as a team. Your reward will be a great sand bar, dropping tide and offshores in the individual rounds.

**Reminder - there is no practice this afternoon. Surf where you can find it.**

See ya there,

Coach Mike

Presidents weekend fun...

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HMB Club Practice - Sunday 2.15.15 Dunes 9AM

02/15/2015 9:00 am
02/15/2015 11:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

Finally it looks like we'll have conditions suitable for Club on Sunday. Rocky and Marty will be at Dunes with the Trailer at 9am.

Hope to see you all there!!

Coach Marty

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule

02/11/2015 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule:

1) Wednesday - Jetty 4 p.m.
2) Friday - Jetty/TBA 4 p.m.
3) Sunday - Kelly/TBA 9 a.m.

Winds turn a bit more favorable, sun pops out to visit and swell settles down a bit this week. We will have a make-up practice on Wednesday (Feb-11) at the Jetty, followed by normal practice on Friday (Feb-13) and Sunday (Feb-15) for those still in town over President's Weekend.


Coach Mike

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule

02/06/2015 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule:

Due to extremely high south winds forecast up over 50 knots both Friday and Sunday, high school team practices are cancelled. Those wishing to practice anyway may wish to check Montara or the docks in Linda Mar those days, but the afternoon low tides and fire-hose winds will make it a challenge, if not downright dangerous. Let's reset and maybe look at a practice on Tuesday next week since we have a comp coming up soon at the Lane on February 21.

I will have waiver forms for Camp Pendleton for the State meet that you will need to fill out and return to me ASAP by the comp at the Lane if you plan to attend, which should be in my possession by Sunday.


Coach Mike

HMB High Surf Team Results from Kelly

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:

Team Heats:

- 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,

Coach Mike

HMB High Surf Team Meeting & Practice

01/30/2015 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

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) 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:


Coach Mike

Free Surf/Practice - 6:30 am - ... Kelly Ave Thursday 1/29/15

01/29/2015 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles

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.


SCSSL Update on Weekend Contests in HMB

01/31/2015 7:00 am
America/Los Angeles

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

01/23/2015 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

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.

Coach Mike

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule

01/16/2015 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

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,

Coach Mike

HMB Skate Park Planning Meeting

01/27/2015 7:00 pm
America/Los Angeles


There will be a critical meeting about the new Skate Board Park On January 27th at 7PM. 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

01/04/2015 10:00 am
America/Los Angeles

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,

Coach Mike

High School Surf Team Practice Schedule

12/19/2014 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

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.

Coach Mike

Battening hatches on high school team surf practice

12/12/2014 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

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,

Coach Mike

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