HMB High Surf Team results from Pleasure Point

HMB High Surf Team results from Pleasure Point:

The Cougar surf squad scored hard on an epic Saturday at Pleasure Point in bluebird conditions, a solid 7-foot swell in the water and a light breeze over the course of the entire contest. The swell was very consistent and clean rolling into high tide around midday, offering plenty of opportunities to catch waves and advance, before draining later in the day and making for trickier judgment calls into the individual rounds and finals.

Team Round: HMB 74-points vs Live Oak/Carmel 49-points

We advanced surfers from every division from the team round. In men’s shortboard Malcolm Feix, Hunter Murison and Coel Miller all advanced. Women’s shortboard saw Kaira Wallace and Kyla Kemp move forward. Body board was dominated by Kelby Kramer and Grayson Capers, who put on a show with some big flips and 360s. In men’s longboard HMB swept with Konrad Wallace, Malcolm Feix and Thomas Lundgard placing 1-2-3 respectively, while in women’s longboard Kaira Wallace and Kalea Johnson both moved on. When all tallied, that strong team performance brought HMB its 3rd consecutive win for the season against a very game new combined team of Live Oak/Carmel.

Individual Round:

Coel Miller made it to the quarter finals in shortboard and semis in bodyboard. Kalea Johnson, Kyla Kemp and Mia O’Brien advanced as far as the semis in Women’s shortboard. Omid Nouripour bowed out in Men’s longboard semis, as did Thomas Lundgard. Kyla Kemp also advanced as far as the semis in Women’s longboard. After fighting valiantly all contest long with local shredders in Men’s shortboard, both Thomas Lundgard and Hunter Murison came up just shy (4th) in the semis after impressive wins their quarter final heats.

Finals:

Bodyboard: Kelby Kramer 5th, Grayson Capers 6th
Women’s Longboard: Kaira Wallace 2nd, Kalea Johnson 6th
Men’s Longboard: Konrad Wallace 3rd, Malcolm Feix 5th
Women’s Shortboard: Kaira Wallace 5th

Standout surfers were Malcolm Feix who really flared up in shortboard and advanced to his first final in longboard. Kelby Kramer in bodyboard pulled off a huge “El Rollo” flip into the white wash and emerged as cheers erupted from the beach (while his coach was fiddling with the trailer). Kalea Johnson executed very clean multiple nose rides (even on the same wave). An exhausted Kaira Wallace made two finals and charged even after going down hard on some set waves. The depth of our team really showed and great effort by all is what set HMB apart on the day.

Special thanks go to Amanda at Cal Hi Sports, who came down to film and interview the team for a special TV feature in February, covering the sport of high school surfing for the first time in the Bay Area. We will provide links for the show.

Great job!

Coaches Mike, Kerri and Chris

and the photos...

HMB High Surf Team Practice/Comp Schedule

01/17/2014 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Surf Team Practice/Comp Schedule:

The building swell and dropping tide Friday will make it really challenging to find a local spot to run heats for everyone Friday, therefore, no roster points will be at stake and we will have a "free surf." Rest and keep your boards in one piece or find a corner and get one last drainer. Saturday surfers need to be at Pleasure Point no later than 9 a.m. The forecast is a good one, with clean head-high swell on tap over Saturday and more great weather; good incentive to make a couple rounds ;). Sunday we will not have practice after the comp. Enjoy the 3-day weekend!

1) Friday - free surf
2) Saturday - Pleasure Point
3) Sunday - no practice

You guys have been surfing well in practices and should be amped to get a piece of the Point on Saturday against Carmel/Harbor. They have a couple good surfers, so be prepared for a tussle. If anyone has any questions about the roster changes or technique ahead of the comp, feel free to give Mike a call Friday.

Your Coaches,

Mike, Kerri, Chris

Practice - Kelly Ave Tuesday 1.14

01/14/2014 6:45 am
America/Los Angeles

W will be at Kelly Tuesday 1.14.13 @ 6:45am. We will send a text to the group if there is to be any change in location but, the swell looks to be backing off some - so most likely we will stay put

Marty & Oliver

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule

01/10/2014 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule:

Hi folks!

Conditions look a little raw and windy for our regular Friday pm and Sunday am practices this week, so we'll have to give the Jetty a shot for both days. We will definitely be running heats if we can find a little window with the Pleasure Point comp just a week away. We may have an option on Sunday to go mobile with better tide and winds, so please keep a close eye on this space.

1) Friday - 4 pm Jetty
2) Sunday - 9 am Jetty (option for Miramar or Roosevelt)

I have been in touch with House of Air about trampoline training, but unfortunately their Head Trainer was on vacation over the break, so we may postpone that event for a couple weeks. More to follow...

Mahalo, L8r

Mike, Kerri, Chris

Practice - Kelly Ave Tuesday 1.7

01/07/2014 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles

W will be at Kelly Tuesday 1.7.13 @ 6:30am. We will send a text to the group if there is to be any change.

Marty & Oliver

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule

01/05/2014 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule:

Hope you are all having a great holiday break and a swell New Year. The high school squad will begin practicing again on Sunday (Jan- 5) at 9 a.m. at Kelly. The forecast looks very good with a moderate swell, light offshores and a rising tide. Assuming that forecast is accurate, we will have heats to kick off 2014 as our next competition is only 2-weeks away on January 18th at Pleasure Point.

See ya there,
Mike, Kerri, Chris

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule

12/20/2013 3:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule:

1) Friday - Kelly 3 pm
2) Sunday - Roosevelt 9 am

Hang tough, you're almost through with finals. We may get lucky as the winds mellow out Friday and Sunday in between squalls, though the seas may still be a bit raw. Saturday and Sunday some longer-period swell hits and we may need to seek a little more shelter. Please keep a weather eye on the email if we change the practice location last minute to adjust to the conditions.

See ya there,
Your coaches

Practice - Kelly Ave Tuesday 12.17

12/17/2013 6:30 am
America/Los Angeles

Hoping the swell backs off and the winds stay favorable - we will be at Kelly Tuesday 12.17.13 @ 6:30am.... Marty will check Kelly and I will be looking at Dunes to compare notes... we will send a text to the group if there is to be any change. But it should be good somewhere!

Marty & Oliver

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule

12/13/2013 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Surf Team Practice Schedule:

As a reminder to the high school squad following yesterday's team meeting, all practices through finals week will NOT be awarding roster points. They will still be held, but if you need to study for finals you will not be penalized by missing out on any participation or heat points. On the other hand, if you need a study break and want to blow off some steam, by all means "drop in."

1) Friday Dec-13 4 pm Roosevelt
2) Sunday Dec-15 9 am Roosevelt

Solid swell is back in the forecast for both days, though we may be "unlucky" on Friday-the-13th with onshores. Even bigger swell forecast for Sunday and offshores. Please look for updates on the day. We will have an abbreviated practice schedule for Xmas and New Years weeks, but may call practices for those still around if conditions look favorable and the demand is there.

*****PLEASE NOTE THE DATE OF THE NEXT HIGH SCHOOL COMP IS JAN-18 AT PLEASURE POINT, WHICH IS A HOLIDAY WEEKEND. THE SCSSL JUST RECONFIRMED THIS DATE. IF YOU HAVE MADE PREVIOUS PLANS AND CANNOT COMPETE, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP, SO WE CAN GIVE OTHERS THE SLOT.*****

We are also considering an upcoming visit to "House of Air" trampoline park at Crissy Fields to work on our airs and team-building. This event will be open to all Club and team surfers for both middle- and high-schoolers. We will post further details when we have them. Check it out at: http://www.houseofair.com/about/park/

L8r,

Your Coaches
Mike, Kerri and Chris

HMB High Team/Club Meeting Weds at Lunch

12/11/2013 12:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

HMB High Team/Club Meeting Weds (Dec-11) at Lunch:

We will have a mandatory meeting at lunchtime in Mr. Lawrence's room for both Team and Club surfers and, yes... pizza will be served. We will be going over a few important year-end issues ahead of the next comp in January.

See ya there,

Your Coaches

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