Coach Loeswick Surf X-training Session:
When: 3:30 pm Tuesday, February 11th (45-min session)
Where: Snap Fitness, HMB, next to the Coffee Company in Stone Pine Center
Who: Available to all High School and Jr. High Surf Team competitors
"I've seen all the surfers on the team improve so much over the season. It seems like everyone is committed to surfing their best, improving their surfing and staying healthy. I'm putting on a FREE training seminar for the HMB surf teams to work on cross-training for surfing. I have free passes to SNAP Fitness that you'll have to get signed by parents if you want to train. I'll hand them out this Sunday at Practice. Middle school team is welcome to join too!"
HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule:
1) Friday - "Free Surf"
2) Sunday - Montara 9 a.m. Heats!
Forecast for Friday (Jan-31) looks very poor with hard WNW onshore winds and short-period swell, making even the Jetty a marginal bet at best. Buddy up and surf where you can find it. Sunday (Feb-2) looks much more promising with a rising tide, ESE offshores and moderate swell in the morning. We'll try for Montara, given the southerly component forecast in the morning offshores. We will run heats, which will dictate the next roster.
Note, the next contest is at the Hook on Feb-15, which is small and has tight take-off zone more often than not. Goofy-footers should practice going right whenever possible over the next couple of weeks. We will also run some offense-defense drills to get you ready for the inevitable paddle battles as well, which we are sure to have against Santa Cruz High. Let's get our grovel on!
See ya there,
Mike, Kerri and Chris
Mavericks: Everest of the Seas Exhibit-Reception
This photo and art exhibit organized at the Coastal Arts League on 300 Main St. will be hosting a champagne and wine tasting reception on Saturday, February 1, from 5-8 pm.
HMB Surf Club/Team families are all invited to join in and take part in the fun and there will be a raffle of wetsuits, GoPros, skate boards... and more. Proceeds will go to supporting the HMB surf teams and epic photos and art will be for sale. Our very own in-house water photo ace David Grant will also be debuting a collection of his in-the-barrel shots of our local surfers.
Maverick's chargers young and vintage are known to stop in, so bring your sharpies and phones...
Special thanks go to Ed Grant for organizing this event and the raffle on our behalf.
See ya there,
No Tues Practice - on Tuesday 1.28.14
Marty & Oliver
Surf Club & Middle School Will not be practicing on Sunday 1/26/14:
1) Swell will be to big to run the HMB Surf Club practice at Dunes.
2) A good number of the Middle School Surfers will be going to the Lane in Santa Cruz to surf in the Volcom VQS contest on Sunday.
If you can fit a surf in ... do it. Better yet if you can make it down to SC and support your friends in the Volcom contest do that. The swell is supposed to stay sizable... so there will be waves in town and the contest there should make for some good viewing.
Rusty, Marty & Oliver
HMB High Practice Schedule and Maverick's:
1) Friday - no practice due to Mav's Contest
2) Sunday - 9 a.m. Jetty (may run heats)
Please note that any absences for the Maverick's comp on Friday will be "unexcused" according to the school administration. Your are on your own recognizance in that regard.
We will confirm if conditions favor running some heats Sunday and any potential location change. As has been the case before every contest, please note that each surfer's practice attendance and heat performance over the next few weeks will dictate the roster for the Hook competition on Feb-15. It is a privilege to compete for the team in ANY event (I would have hand-planed at the Point, it was so clean) and you get a fresh start before each contest to make an effort for the slot you want. It's all up to you to make bid for roster points.
Mike, Kerri, Chris
No Tues Practice - on Tuesday 1.21.14
Marty & Oliver
Maverick's Housing Request:
Surf Club/Team Families -
Maverick's Invitational has issued a "yellow alert" to inform the Coast Guard of the possibility of holding the contest on Friday. The event volunteer coordinator would like to find out if any Surf Club/Team families would be interested in housing any support/production staff on Thursday and Friday nights, should Maverick's be given the "green light" later this week.
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