Surf Team Parents needed for Boosters staffing of HMB Football - important!

09/02/2016 3:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

Hi Everyone,

High school Surf Team parents please sign up on behalf of the "Surf Team" to support Boosters fund raising, which pays for our league fees each year. Fun event and you will be joined by aquatic families from swim and water polo.

It's time to organize the Snack Bar and Gate for the home football gates. Boosters is dividing responsibility for staffing across all sports teams since the proceeds from the football snack bar and gate benefit ALL SPORTS teams.

Our Date is Friday, Sept. 2 Staffed by Water Polo, Swim, Surf athletes and parents.

Teams will need to cover BOTH shifts per date, and the coaches/team parents will need to ensure there are the appropriate number of adults signed up to work each shift. Below are the descriptions of what you'll find on the Volunteer Signup link:

2016 Full HMBHS Football Staffing Schedule
Volunteer signup sheet

JV game 3:30 - 6:30 Total needed 11
Snack Bar - 4 people (2 must be adults)
BBQ - 3 people (2 must be adults)
Churros - 2 people
Gate - 2 adults (note, there will be another person from Football staffing the gate as well)

Varsity game 6:30 - 9:30 Total needed 13
Snack Bar - 6 people (3 must be adults)
BBQ - 3 people (2 must be adults)
Churros - 2 people
Gate - 2 adults (note, there will be two others from Football staffing the gate as well)

Please go to the online signup sheet link below (and above).


OPL's Fundraiser for MCF Pediatric Brain Cancer Research Thursday night 6-9 p.m

08/25/2016 6:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Hi Folks -

OPL's Fundraiser for McKenna Claire Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research takes place this Thursday night 6-9 p.m. Surf Clubbers are invited to attend to watch surf flick "Psychic Migrations" and take part in raffle (Big Ben Wilko's Alaia, plus other special items). Live Music before movie screening. All proceeds from Lemonade stand and baked goodies will go to the foundation.


Coach Mike

HMB Surf Team & Club 2016-17 Season Sign-up Sunday 8/28/2016

08/28/2016 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

HMB Surf Team/Club 2016-17 Season Sign-up Forms and Inaugural Meeting

Holy cutback surfing fans! Good news, it’s launch time for another season. Bad news, this is the constellation of forms you will need to have filled out by the time we first meet on Sunday, August 28th, at the Oceano Hotel (just behind Cafe Mezza Luna) parking lot at 9 a.m. followed by a meeting with coaches and a free surf (no charge).

Fees will be $130/surfer this year made out to the “Boys & Girls Club,” “HMB Surf Club" in the memo line.

Please use this as a checklist for your respective participation level: C = Club, JH = Junior High Team, HS = High School Team.

1) Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside Membership (C, JH, HS) – This online sign-up is mandatory for all levels from club to team membership. (Do not pay $30 B&G annual fee online, this is part of your dues above)

2) HMB Surf Club Membership Guidelines (C, JH, HS) – Read and sign Club guidelines. Required for all levels.

3) HMB High School Athletic Clearance (HS) – Mandatory for high school team. You must be cleared by a medical doctor, complete clearance and return forms to Athletic Director Justin Ferdinand before participating.

4) SCSSL Membership and Liability Waiver forms (JH, HS) – These 2 forms are required by our Santa Cruz Scholastic Surf League for both teams to practice and compete this season. Please complete fully with T-shirt sizes.

5) HMB Surf Club Luau (C, JH, HS) – Our annual fundraiser is coming up fast on September 24th. Please volunteer to help, promote on social media and sell tickets – great venue at the IDES Hall in HMB.
This supports our surfers! Buy tickets online

Mahalo, See you on Sunday August 28 with all your forms complete!!

Your Coaches

HMB High School Surf Team fall sports meeting

08/17/2016 7:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Hi folks -

From Athletic Director Ferdinand:

Those wishing to take part in the High School Surf Team this fall will be required to attend the fall sports informational meeting on Wednesday, August 17th beginning at 7:00pm in the MU. All surfers/players and one parent are required to attend. Coaches will be taking roll.

Many thanks,

Coach Mike

"Great Highway" Surf Flick this weekend

08/06/2016 7:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Surf Club Families -

Another screening of "Great Highway; Journey to the Soul of San Francisco Surfing” will be held at the historic Pedro Point Firehouse in Pacifica on August 6th & 7th. Doors open at 6:30p, show is at 7:00p. The last show In San Francisco sold out quickly, so don’t delay, as this is a small venue. The filmmakers will be in attendance for Q&A after the show.


Coach Mike
For tickets, click here:

License to Chill Movie Night Thursday at OPL

07/28/2016 7:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Surf Club Families:

Join Chris Loeswick for "License to Chill" Movie Night at the Old Princeton Landing Thursday night (July 28) from 7 pm, brought to you by NorCal, Alain Pinel/Chris Loeswick and the OPL. The movie features the creative surf antics and rock hopping of Lost Team Rider Mason Ho (don't try this at your home break).

More details here:

See ya there,

Your Coaches

Upgrade Children's Center Coastal Adventures seeks after school program camp councelor

Jon Lowings of Upgrade Children's center (located in the Harbor) is seeking a fun energetic person to replace my daughter Sarah in his after school program. Sarah is moving on to full time teaching after 4 awesome years with Jon. She absolutely loved working with Jon and all the great young kids at upgrade.

This would be a perfect job for a young adult or parent searching for a fun part time job on the coast.

Please contact Jon at 650-303-4055.

Check it out at

Summer Jobs at Maverick's

Summer Jobs at Maverick's:

The Maverick's Surf Shop in Princeton Harbor may have a couple openings for any junior or senior in high school surfers who haven't yet lined up a summer job. Great place to work and be close to all the surf action.

For more information, contact Cassandra Clark at:


Coach Mike

Thursday 5.26.16 Club Practice will be at Dunes 4pm

05/26/2016 4:00 pm
05/26/2016 6:00 pm
America/Los Angeles


I think we'll see some swell in the water tomorrow. Hopefully the winds will cooperate.

Let's plan on surfing at Dunes at 4pm. I'll bring the trailer.


SCSSL End of Season Awards Ceremony

SCSSL End of Season Awards Ceremony:

Great job HMB middle and high school surf teams on your epic 2015/16 El Nino season, pulling down a couple of very respectable third place finishes for the team category!!

Individual Placings for the season:

Middle School:

Co-Ed Bodyboard - Andy Vanna 6th
Boys Longboard - Clay Johnson 2nd, Luca Padua 4th
Boys Shortboard - Clay Johnson 5th
Girls Longboard - Emma Stone 5th
Girls Shortboard - Emma Stone 2nd

High School:

Mens Longboard - Hunter Murison 6th
Mens Shortboard - Hunter Murison 4th
Womens Longboard - Kaira Wallace 1st
Womens Shortboard - Kaira Wallace 4th

The competition from Santa Cruz was fierce this year, while we were hard pressed to pull off consistent practices in this historic winter season (The Eddie Went!). You had to overcome a lot of adversity and wild contest conditions, rising like an orange and black tide to the occasion.

Kudos! See you next year...

Coach Mike

Wednesday 5.18.16 Club Practice will be at Dunes 4pm

05/18/2016 4:00 pm
05/18/2016 6:00 pm
America/Los Angeles


Looks like things are cleaning up! Should be some fun surf tomorrow along with nice weather.

See you at Dunes at 4pm Wednesday 5.18.16

Marty and Rocky

Sunday 5.15.16 Club Practice will be at Dunes 9am *** CANCELLED***

05/15/2016 9:00 am
05/15/2016 11:00 am
America/Los Angeles


Onshore winds kicked up overnight and messed everything up. Sorry... No surf today.

We'll try for something mid week!!

Marty and Rocky

Thursday 5.12.16 Club Practice will be at Dunes at 4pm.

05/12/2016 4:00 pm
05/12/2016 6:00 pm
America/Los Angeles


I checked Dunes this afternoon. It was glassy with fun long board peaks up and down the beach. Tomorrow should be more of the same.

Should be fun!!

We'll be at Dunes at 4pm with the trailer.

Marty and Rocky

SCSSL Awards Party Tuesday, May 17th

05/17/2016 6:30 pm
America/Los Angeles

SCSSL Awards Party Tuesday, May 17th

Surf Team members:

If you wish to check the results before making the drive, they can be found here:

Awards Party
High School and Middle School

Tuesday, May 17th
6:30 - 8:00
pizza at 6:30
awards at 7:00
Mission Hill Middle School
425 King St, Santa Cruz

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.

Middle School Surf Team States Results

Middle School Surf Team States Results:

Conditions Saturday started out rainy and blustery with 3-5' peaks, and by the afternoon we were all enjoying a typical sunny Southern California day with the combo swell filling in. Those conditions played into our HMB surfers' strengths, as a number of our rippers advanced from the team rounds to the individual rounds at the Scholastic Surf Series Middle School State Championships.

Team Round:

Clay Johnson advanced in Boy's shortboard Saturday, but was eliminated in round 2. He also advanced with a 1st place in Boy's longboard. Luca Padua handily advanced through both rounds 1 and 2 in Boy's shortboard. Andy Vana just missed advancement in Boy's shortboard and Boy's longboard. Nick Wiley missed advancing in Boy's shortboard but advanced in Boy's longboard. Emma Stone advanced in her Girl's shortboard round, scoring a 9.5 (out of 10) on a single wave earning her 1st place. She also advanced with a 1st place in Girl's longboard.

Individual Round:

Sunday was a whole new game. We showed up to find a consistent 6-10ft bombing south swell. Surfers on the south side lucked out, able to use the channel/rip along the jetty, but surfers on the north side had to fight their way through 10 minute-long close-out sets. Clay continued to advance in Boy's longboard earning 1st place in both the quarter and semi finals. Luca advanced through round 3 in heavy conditions on the north side, but was eliminated in the Boy's shortboard quarter final. Andy Vana advanced with a solid 2nd place in round 1 in Co-ed bodyboard, but his run ended in the quarter final. Nick Wiley also advanced in Co-ed bodyboard, but just missed advancement to the semi final and was eliminated in the quarter final as well. Nick also advanced in Boy's longboard to round 2. Emma had a marathon day with a total of 5 heats all on the north side. Her luck ran out in round 2 for Girl's longboard, but she marched through all the rounds into Girl's shortboard finals.


Clay Johnson caught two of the biggest bombs of the event in his Boy's longboard final and that enabled him to lock down a fantastic 2nd place finish in the State Championships. Emma Stone endured a 10 minute double overhead set and yet was still able to catch three solid waves to finish 3rd in the State in a very tightly contested Girl's shortboard final. The HMB middle school placed 4th overall in Boy's longboard in the State.

Honorable Mention: Scott Johnson surfed the coaches' longboard final with the team hooting him on from the jetty and he finished with a solid 5th place.

Congratulations to all five surfers and coaches! Way to represent HMB at the SSS Middle School State Championships!

Coach Adam

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