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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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.
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.
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.
Coaches Mike, Kerri and Chris
and the photos...
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.
Mike, Kerri, Chris
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:
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...
Mike, Kerri, Chris
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