June 20th, 2019
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SURF! Tommy Tsunami Summer Surf Camp for Kids ~ Sign up Today!

Give your child the excitement and adventure of the ocean as they learn to surf with Tommy Tsunami Surf Camp!

Offered as a half day week-long camp, surfers will:

  • Learn to surf, boogie board, and bodysurf
  • Gain knowledge of the fundamentals of surfing
  • Learn about ocean currents and water safety
  • Gain confidence and self esteem by learning to respect the power of the ocean.

We guarantee safety and personalized instruction with small class sizes, and 3:1 surfer to instructor ratios (the best in the industry). The results will be amazing, as you cheer on your child riding the waves of Half Moon Bay.


Session 1: June 24th – June 28th

Session 2: July 8th – 12th

Session 3: July 22nd – 26th

Session 4: August 5th – 9th

  • All sessions will be held at Surfer’s Beach in Half Moon Bay
  • 9am – 12pm
  • Monday – Friday (3 day and 1 day drop-in classes are available on any of these days)
  • Ages 5+ (Must be able to swim with your head above water)
  • 3:1 student to instructor ratio

CARTER PARK?! ~ Parks and Recs Public Workshop and Listening Session

Have You Filled Out the Survey on Potential Carter Park Improvements?
Many people visit John L. Carter Memorial Park (Carter Park) throughout the year to enjoy picnics, music, relaxation, live theater, and family time. Your input is requested as the City explores possible improvements to this park, which is located on Main Street at Stone Pine Road, adjacent to the Stone Pine Shopping Center.

Here is a short survey asking about how you presently use Carter Park, and what activities and events you’d like to see there.
And, you’re invited to a Parks and Recreation Commission Public Workshop to see and comment on early design concepts:
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6 pm
Half Moon Bay Library
620 Correas Street

Your feedback will assist City staff in this design phase, which will subsequently be presented for City Council review.


Other Buzz Calendar Events


Coastside Agency Meetings:

Sewer Authority Mid-Coastide (SAM) ~ 2nd / 4th Mon. @ 7:00pm

HMB City Council 1st / 3rd Tues. @ 7:00pm

HMB Planning ~ 2nd /4th Tues. @ 7:00pm

Coastside County Water District ~ 2nd Tues. only @ 7:00pm

Midcoast Community Council Meeting ~ 2nd / 4th Wed. @ 7:00pm

San Mateo County Harbor District ~ 3rd Wed. only @ 6:30pm

Coastside Fire Protection District ~ 4th Wed. only @ 6:00pm

HMB Parks and Recs ~ 4th Wed. only @ 6:00pm

Cabrillo Unified School District ~ 2nd Thurs. @ 7:00pm

Granada Community Services District ~ 3rd Thurs. only @ 7:30pm

Montara Water & Sanitary District Meetings
 ~ 1st / 3rd Thurs. @ 7:30pm


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Ode to Longtime Coastside Volunteer Gael Erickson by Mary Larenas @ MCC

VIDEO. Mary Larenas steps to the mic to honor Gael Erickson at the Midcoast Community Council on 6/12/19.

Gael served on the MCC and was a Fitzgerald Marine Preserve docent, and most recently she served as a Half Moon Bay History docent.

Thank you Gael.


Pillar Point Harbor RV Park Public Restroom Proposal and Two Other Possibilities…

PHOTO-ESSAY.  The above Proposed Restrooms will be hit by waves with the King High Tides. Add storm and swell and wind, and the Jetty waves hit the space where the bathrooms are proposed.

This is what is proposed by the Harbor District:

This is what Lisa Ketcham proposes:


Off Leash Dogs in Quarry Park? Watch Dog Walkers Speak to the Midcoast Community Council

VIDEO.  Chris Johnson, EG resident, and ex-MCC and now San Mateo County Dog Management Committee updates on on-leash and off-leash and Dog Policy Committees, started in 2016, by then Parks Director, Marlene Finlay.

An On-Leash Pilot Program has soft-rollout this weekend, over the hill.

Off-Leash Pilot Program will start planning, but don’t expect a program to be implemented until Jan-Feb., 2019.

Note: 40% of people in San Mateo County own a dog.




Did You Know Montara State Marine Reserve is a No Take Zone?

VIDEO.  That means No Poles period. Help protect the Marine Protected Area (MPA) from poachers.

Call 1-888-334-CalTIP  or text to 847411 if you see poachers.


Do You Know a Teenager Who Wants to Be a Leader?

EVENT. Let them know they can sign up for the Future Leaders Civics Academy, sponsored by the City of Half Moon Bay.

Free yummy catered dinner each evening.

This program is based on the NET Academy at that has been offered to City of HMB adults for the last 4 years.

Getting young people to understand how the world works is vital for our political and community ecosystem.

This is also a good career builder for people interested in running a municipal agency.

A great grown-up experience for a teenager.

DEADLINE 6/30/19

Students in 8th – 12th grade are invited to apply for Half Moon Bay’s Future Leaders Civics Academy


Program takes place on August 29September 5, and September 12, from 6 – 9pm 




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Sea Hugger

Be the Solution, Not the Pollution.

There is no "away"

Sea Hugger is a nonprofit organization focused on protecting and healing the marine environment from plastic pollution.

Join us—be a Sea Hugger Warrior! 

Beach Clean Ups

Join us on our monthly cleans or coordinate your own using our recommended guidelines and Sea Hugger gear! 

Hey you!

Save yourself some cash, AND save a turtle (or two), buy reusable! 

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Bedtime Stories 2016 Podcast Mix ~ 1 Hour of Stories ~ Listen In!

PODCAST. Here are all the stories recorded in 2016 on CoastsideBuzz.

Listen to 1 hour of stories with 1-click.

Push the button and let the kids listen.

Great in the car, or while your doing chores, or make dinner!

From your phone, or your computer.

With book, without a book.

Bedtime Stories read by:

  • Michelle Dragony:
    • Sheep in a Jeep
    • The Cow Who Fell in the Canal
    • Mr. Peabody’s Apples
    • When Dinosaurs Came With Everything
    • How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
  • Mary Corcoran:
    • I’ll Love You Forever
    • GoodNight Moon
  • Reed Andary:
    • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • Tyler Nelson:
    • The Star and the Ocean ~ A Love Story (an original story, by Tyler)
  • Charise McHugh (HMB Chamber):
    • Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel


Listen to More Bedtime Stories Podcasts.


Teach your Kids to Listen and Imagine with Bedtime Stories

Prepare your child for a relaxing audio podcast experience. Whether in the car, the store, or before bed, let your child immerse their ears in their imagination. School is largely auditory. So, prepare your kid to listen and visualize a story without TV or video. Just listen!

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