HMB High Surf Team Kelly Results:
In chilly and contestable conditions at Kelly Ave. the HMB High Surf Squad on Sunday followed-up a great junior high event with a tight and hard-fought victory of their own over Soquel/Cypress by 66 to 58. A decaying south swell was overtaken by a new NW pulse by midday, which made conditions challenging for our resilient surfers. Fire pits stoked by Kerri and Marty kept frostbite at bay, while Mara and Barb kept our insides fueled.
In small and clean morning surf for the team heats, HMB Cougars clawed their through with surfers advancing in every heat: Men's shortboard Heat 1 saw Hunter Murison (1) and Konrad Wallace (3) advance, while in Heat 2 Thomas Lundgard (1) and Coel Miller (2) also moved on. In women's shortboard Kaira Wallace (1) and Katrina Sponsler (3) advanced, while in co-ed bodyboard Kelby Kramer (2) moved through. Men's longboard saw Konrad Wallace (1) through and in women's longboard Kaira (1) and Kalea Johnson (2) made their heat.
Moving into the individual rounds, Coel Miller and Adam Bloomer advanced to the quarters in men's shortboard, along with Omid Nouripour. Kyla Kemp, Katrina Sponsler and Mia O'Brien made quarters in women's shortboard. Grayson Capers and Coel Miller advanced to bodyboard semis. Kyla Kemp, Kaira Wallace and Katrina Sponsler made it to women's longboard semis. Konrad Wallace and Thomas Lundgard ran out of luck in men's shortboard semis, as did a battling Hunter Murison.
HMB had surfers in every finals but men's shortboard:
Co-ed Bodyboard: Kelby Kramer (3)
Women's longboard: Kalea Johnson (6)
Men's longboard: Konrad Wallace (2), Thomas Lundgard (4)
Women's shortboard: Kaira Wallace (5)
For the first time in ever, the competition was webcast live and can be reviewed on-demand at:
Big thanks for the production go to Blake, Greg and Martha and to our commentators Rusty, Mark and Chris!!
Great start to the season and congratulations to all our competitors on a fine event. Next stop will be Nov-24 at Pleasure Point.
Warm-up Video for Weekend Comps:
Ahead of the competition at Kelly Avenue this weekend it's time to put on your game faces, your war zink and get amped for some aquatic antics. Along those lines, Coach Chris thought you might draw some inspiration from this Redbull ASP comp dramatization:
You'll want to get your small wave equipment tuned up and be ready to pounce on any bumps in your heats before the next guy or gal and repeat the process throughout your heats. Also smile for the camera, as high school broadcasters will tentatively be filming heats for a live or on-demand webcast from Sunday afternoon. We may sneak a GoPro into the line-up as well -- so you could well be in our own surf comp video:
Here's the official forecast from our resident forecast guru at Stormsurf for both days, with our team rounds starting at 7 a.m. sharp:
Saturday - Swell 2.3 ft @ 10 secs (2.0-2.5 ft faces) early and fading, down to 2 ft faces later. Wind calm early turning northwest 7 kts late. Tide 4.0 ft at 7 am falling to 3 ft at noon then back to 4.3 ft at 4 pm.
Sunday - Swell 1.6 ft @ 11 secs (maybe 2 ft faces) early with new northwest swell building to 2.6 ft @ 14 secs (3.5 ft) by 1 pm with luck. Wind calm early turning northwest 8 kts later. Tide 4.3 ft at 7 am falling to 2.7 ft at 12:30 back up to 3.9 ft at 4 pm.
Also, note that there will be no practice for the high school squad on Friday given the Maverick's opening ceremonies from 2:30 pm.
Good luck!! See ya this weekend...
Long period swell too big for the beaches. Closed out! No practice tomorrow.
HMB Surf Team Families:
There is a great event coming to Half Moon Bay....it is a Youth Heart Screening Event. We will be testing your children between the ages of 14-24 years. The Nick of Time Foundation is a group from Seattle Washington and was founded in memory of Nick Varrenti, a multi-sport athlete who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and died at age 16. The Nick of Time Foundation programs work to help protect our young people and communities by providing early detection, early access to defibrillation, CPR/AED education and awareness as we train the next generation of "first responders".
The program consists of a Heart Health Survey investigating signs, symptoms and family history of a cardiac condition, blood pressure and physical exam, and ECG. An on-site echo-cardiogram is conducted in cases with a positive finding on history, physical exam, or ECG. Each screen takes approximately 40 mins including CPR-AED training. For more information about this great event please come to a meeting Monday, October 21st, 7-9pm at:
175 Harvard Ave
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Please spread the word about the meeting as we hope to get a good representation from the community to help get things organized. Lots of volunteers (both medical and non-medical) with varied skill levels are needed! All medical personnel are welcome and encouraged to attend; Physicians, Specialists, Sonographers, Medical Techs, RN's, ARNP, PA, AT etc.
Thank you for your time,
(650) 703-8629 cell
(650) 728-5790 home
HMB High Surf Team Volunteers Needed for Nov-1 Football Game:
Parents are needed to represent the surf team (along with water polo and Swim teams)at the Nov-1 HMB High football game to work the BBQ, snack bar and Churro stand. Shifts are from 4:30-7:00 and 7:00-9:30 pm. There are 3 slots left for the first shift (JV game).
Here's a link to the sign-up sheet: http://volunteersignup.org/JXHHF
All proceeds from from snack bar sales go to support the Boosters general fund, which will be supporting the Surf Team and other team sports.
HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule:
1) Friday 4 p.m. @ Kelly
2) Sunday 7:30 a.m. @ Kelly
We will try to hold a practice Friday afternoon for the high school team, conditions permitting. Waves are forecast to be very small and wind onshore -- this means we may be forced to relocate or cancel, so keep an eye on this channel.
Sunday morning conditions should be contestable and clean, but we'll need to get rolling from 7:30-9:30 a.m. before the Pumpkin Fest and get in a dry run for the Kelly comp next week. Be prepared to run some heats and we will be going over the roster Sunday morning as well.
See ya there,
Mike, Kerri and Chris
Oliver and Marty will be running practice at Kelly Street tomorrow morning at 6:30 to unlock the gate and check the surf. If it's decent, we'll be surfing!
HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule:
1) Friday 4 pm @ Montara
2) Sunday 9 am @ Kelly or TBA
We will have south winds and decreasing swell on Friday, which should make Montara the call for the high school squad. Smaller swell is expected on Sunday and light onshores again, so we'll give Kelly a crack or switch if we need to.
I will be out of town on Sunday, so please give Kerri and Chris your full attention. If anyone has trouble making it to Montara, please get in touch with your teammates or coaches for a ride in advance. We can help out and its important to make practices if you don't have other obligations.
See ya there,
Marty and oliver will be at Kelly tomorrow morning at 6:30 to check the surf & hopefully run a morning Practice.
We are expecting a bump up in wave heights - possible 5-7 ft, if the winds and conditions cooperate we'll be surfing! Due to this we will be asking middle school kids to NOT come due to the forecast size.
Cheers and see you in them am.