HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule

05/08/2015 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule:

Paging all high school surfers - this is your last chance to tune up for states next weekend.

1) Friday 4 p.m. - Dunes
2) Sunday 9 a.m. - Kelly

We should have some combo swell on Friday, predominantly wind swell and moderate on-shores. We'll start at Dunes and go from there. Sunday should be small south-only - good day to bring your longboards out (hint, hint) after making breakfast for your mothers.

- Congratulations to Malcolm Feix for his "Surfer of the Year" award tonight from the Boy & Girls Club! Not only was it well-deserved, but he took the prize for the longest acceptance speech. Way to represent...


Coach Mike

SCSSL Awards Party

05/12/2015 6:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

SCSSL Awards Party

Attn: High School and Middle School Surfers

Tuesday, May 12th
6:30 - 8:00
pizza at 6:30
awards at 7:00
Mission Hill Middle School

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.

5.4.15 Club Practice Update: No Practice today

05/05/2015 3:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

Again, the south swell is too big to safely run a club practice today.

See report below:

Big, long period SSW groundswell peaks today. SSW exposed breaks will be head high-overhead. Better summer spots will see sets up to 2-3 feet overhead, while select magnets see even larger sets on occasion. Also, a modest NW windswell continues, offering waist-head high waves for NW exposed breaks. Winds are steady from the NW now, adding texture to the surface. Tide is still negative, rising to a 4.49' at 12:35.
Short-Term Forecast for SF-San Mateo County: Size and consistency hold/build all day. Winds continue from the W. Tide drops to a 2.13' at 5:37pm.

It’s looking like next Sunday may work for us. Check back for updates!

Marty and Rocky

High School Surf Team Practice Schedule

04/30/2015 6:15 am
America/Los Angeles

High School Surf Team Practice Schedule:

1) Thursday 6:15 a.m. - Kelly free surf
2) Friday 4 pm. - Dunes official practice
3) Sunday 9 am. - Dunes official practice*

* Sunday will be the deadline for all remaining paperwork for states. Please send in SSS waivers, individual forms and checks directly per previous instructions. I will take any school district forms from non-coastside surfers. Others should turn in directly to Mr. Lawrence at HMB High this week.

A steep south swell should fill in later in the week with offshores and some decent weather, so we may adjust practice venues at the last moment, depending on where it's hitting. Also, please feel free to join Ollie and Marty before school on Thursday for a "free surf" - the wind is supposed to mellow out and they will open the gate early.


Coach Mike

P.S. Keep an eye out for the Chile BWWT event under the WSL, perhaps starting on Friday or Saturday. Should be a solid 20-30 feet.

High School Free Surf 6:45am Thursday 4.30.15 Kelly Street

04/30/2015 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles

High School Surfers,

Conditions are looking better for dawn patrol before school.

See you in the AM!

Marty and Oliver

Dream Machines Tee Shirts Sales Volunteers Needed!

04/26/2015 11:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Dream Machine update:

Please use the link above to sign up for tee-shirt sales. This is a fun way for you to raise money for our surf club.

Rocky was able to work his magic and get the volunteers free passes to the show. We'll leave the volunteer passes at the south entrance by Meza Luna in an envelope for the surf club. Be sure to sign up first so that we know how many passes to leave.

First shift starts at 11:00am. We'll most likely close up around 3pm with the last shift just doing clean up.

Please feel free to email me directly at if you have any questions or call me the day of at 650-773-0936

We'll need parent volunteers during all shifts to watch over the money.



Free Surf/Practice - 6:30 am - ... KellyTuesday 4-21-15

03/22/2015 6:15 am
America/Los Angeles

I'm thinking there is a chance for surf in the am... so if you are interested I will be at the Kelly for a free surf before school.

Oliver (Marty is still grounded)

Monday 4.20.15 Club Practice will be at Dunes 3:45pm

04/20/2015 3:45 pm
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

It looks like we'll be okay to run club practice today. Swell be in the 3-5 foot range.

Conditions are looking clean too!

Marty and Rocky

HMB Club Surf Practice cancelled for Sunday 4.19

04/19/2015 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Club Surfers,

Swell is still too big for club practice. It looks like the swell will be backing off for us to pull off a session on Monday afternoon. We'll post an update tomorrow evening.


Marty and Rocky

HMB High Surf Team Practice Sunday

04/19/2015 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Surf Team Practice Sunday:

Conditions look decent for a Sunday 9 a.m. practice at Kelly on Sunday, though we could move up the beach if conditions are still large in the morning. Bring your paperwork for states and I can sign any paperwork for the individual competition as well.


Coach Mike

P.S. Good luck Middle Schoolers at the State Championships in Oceanside!! Go HMB!

Free Surf/Practice - 6:30 am - ... Jetty Tuesday 3/31/15

03/31/2015 6:15 am
America/Los Angeles

I'm thinking there is a chance for surf in the am... so if you are interested I will be at the Jetty for a free surf before school.

Oliver (Marty is still grounded)

HMB High Surf Team Non-practice Schedule

HMB High Surf Team Non-practice Schedule:

After ending our regular season last Sunday in fine style, the high school squad will be taking a break from practices for 2-3 weeks before prepping for States in May. But please take advantage of this break to work on your weaknesses:

- Whether going backside, more vertical, using arms effectively, cross-stepping, etc.

- Contact me and I will be happy to go over a personal plan, film, or go for a surf in the meantime.

- If you want to advance at States, seek out soft waves like Linda Mar, Dunes or Miramar at high tide and work on keeping up your momentum going right. These are quite honestly the best local substitutes we have for Church's.

- Continue to incorporate positive "self-talk" and deep breathing into your routine.

- If you are a long-boarder, please practice x-stepping on land and nose-riding in the water; those two simple techniques applied in combination will get you through heats.

- If you are a short-boarder, become friends with a wider, flatter, SoCal short-board (beg, borrow or buy used). Bogging at Church's won't be much fun unless, of course, your plan is to play hooky at Lowers.

- Buddy up and work on these together. If you do, we will send a squad to the finals this year.

Please note that I have the SCSSL T-shirts from the Manresa comp for any surfers who haven't received one. Track me down and I will keep a few in the truck and at home.

Have a productive and fun break. I will be sending out links to forms for States separately soon.


Coach Mike

High School Free Surf 6:45am Thursday 3.26.15 Kelly Street

03/26/2015 6:45 am
America/Los Angeles

High School Surfers,

Conditions are looking promising for dawn patrol before school.

See you in the AM!

Marty and Oliver

HMB High Surf Team Results from Manresa

HMB High Surf Team Results from Manresa:

The Cougar Surf Squad wrapped up the regular season in fine form on Sunday at Manresa, taking down a gritty Santa Cruz Mountain Team by the margin of 68 to 58 to finish the year 4-1 for the second consecutive season. The team has grown tremendously in consistency over the year and it really showed on Sunday in variable drizzly morning and wind-blown afternoon conditions.

Team Round:

Several surfers exceeded their past results by a wide margin and proved that hard work, desire and determination really do pay off. Among the standouts was a sweep of the first men's shortboard heat by Zach Rash (1), Malcolm Feix (2) and Tanner Islander (3) , while Grayson Capers captured (2) a quarter-final berth in the second heat. Coel Miller took the top slot (1) in men's longboard as did Kaira Wallace (1) in women's longboard. Both Kelby Kramer (2) and Grayson Capers (3) put needed points on the board in bodyboard for a great all-around team result.

Individual Round:

It was at this stage that some important personal bests were logged. Zach and Grayson made quarters in men's shortboard, while Tanner and Malcolm made a run all the way to the semi-finals with some big hacks and solid finishing. Elina Vanuska advanced to semi-finals of women's longboard, and both Coel and Kelby made the semis in men's longboard with some stylish trimming, cutbacks and cross-stepping. The women's shortboard team advanced an unprecedented 3 surfers to the finals. Hanna Pintarelli earned the team MVP award Sunday for advancing to her first double finals, along with Kaira Wallace. And Mia O'Brien charged all the way to her first finals in women's shortboard.


Co-Ed Bodyboard - Kelby Kramer (5)
Men's Longboard - Malcolm Feix (6)
Women's Longboard - Kaira Wallace (1)
Women's Longboard - Hanna Pintarelli (5)
Women's Shortboard - Kaira Wallace (4)
Women's Shortboard - Hanna Pintarelli (5)
Women's Shortboard - Mia O'Brien (6)

Fantastic season after a super fun and productive Friday longboard practice. Way to bring it home HMB!! We'll take a little break, then resume specialty practices ahead of State Championships May 16-18. Special thanks to my friend Ed Grant who took a trove of photos with his Maverick's lens, which we will share in due course.


Coach Mike

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