The San Clemente Pier where the good life comes in waves...

Monday, November 16, 2009

San Clemente Pier View

Reach Out.

Don't be afraid.

Be interested.


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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Schmid's Fine Chocolate San Clemente

Watch as fresh double stuffed Oreo's are dumped in fine Belgian chocolate right here in San Clemente at our favorite candy store, Schmid's, Go for the candy, stay for the people. (pst don't forget to ask for your twitter discount!)

Schmid's Fine Chocolates.
99 Avenida Del Mar. San Clemente, CA 92672.
Store: (949) 369-1052
Fax: (949) 369-1052

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

RipCurl Surf Legends Visit San Clemente

Taylor Knox, Stephanie Gilmore, Mick Fanning, Ben Dunn, Tom Curren and Kekoa Bacalso get the EXTREME CLOSE UP TREATMENT!

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Plan Your Free Beach Wedding In San Clemente

Plan A Free Beach Wedding In Southern California?

This from the "Who Knew" file! As long as your group is 20 people or less, you can get married as early as 4:00 am on the San Clemente beach, free of charge! The city does ask for some paperwork, primarily to advise Marine Safety about the activity and so that wedding-goers understand some of the challenges a beach wedding poses: long walks for guests, walking in the sand in dress shoes, weather and wind conditions which can cause it to be cold, sand to blow, and dresses to billow, noise from trains and pounding surf that might make it difficult for guests to hear your vows. September-March are considered best times, since beaches are least crowded. The San Clemente Pier is also an option for a wedding. Laura Barnett in BP&R highly recommends some of San Clemente's ocean-view parks Contact her directly (949)361-8264 to learn how to get permits for park use and also to see what's available for groups larger than 20. As for getting married at City Hall, OC City Clerks, such as our wonderful Joanne Baade, cannot perform civil wedding ceremonies. Joanne advises you to contact the Orange County Clerk Recorder for info on civil weddings and how to get that oh-so-important marriage license. -Lori

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Name Is

What do Eric Avery, Chris Shiflett, David Chokachi, Eric Balfour, Martyn LeNoble, Peter DiStefano, Sal Masakela, Leonor Varela, and Jason Mraz have in common? They all support the Surfrider Foundation AND YOU SHOULD TOO!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sun Sets San Clemente HUGE WAVES AT PIER

Sun Sets San Clemente HUGE WAVES AT PIER

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thomas With The San Clemente Pier Fishing Report

Thomas gives you the full deal on what is biting at the San Clemente Pier.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Switchy Switch by Common Sense live at the San Clemente Pier

The San Clemente Pier where the good life comes in waves... "Switchy Switch" by Common Sense

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Strange One by Common Sense live at the San Clemente Pier

Full stop, are you ready to go? Strange One by Common Sense LIVE on the San Clemente Pier sand!

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The Rock by Common Sense live at the San Clemente Pier & Common Sense belts out The Rock to Surfers Healing. Seeking to enrich the lives of children with autism thru surfing & music.

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Poundy Pound by Common Sense live at the San Clemente Pier

Poundy Pound, from the UPCOMING Common Sense CD!!! LIVE on the sand in front of the San Clemente Pier. We'll leave the light on for you...

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Monday, August 24, 2009

San Clemente Pier Surf

A local surfer getting a nice ride yesterday at the San Clemente Pier.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Mickey Muñoz Says

Mickey Muñoz asks you to help support the Surfing Heritage Foundation.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Nichole Chambers Dana Point Chamber CEO

Meet our neighbors! Dana Point Chamber CEO Nichole Chambers!


Thursday, August 20, 2009

San Clemente Pier Shack & Grill

Come down to the end of the San Clemente Pier and get your TWITTER DISCOUNT!!!

San Clemente Pier Shack & Grill 949 492 8335

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

San Clemente Pier Surf Culture

San Clemente is defined by our coastline; 13 surf breaks are in city limits.

California’s legendary surf break, Lower Trestles, is located at the mouth of San Mateo Creek, just south of Casa Pacifica, Richard Nixon’s former Western White House.

Surf culture reigns.

San Clemente has “surf” moms, not “soccer” moms. San Clemente High School holds surfing classes at the pier. Mark McElroy, Saddleback College’s head football coach and San Clemente High School alum, wrote the Saddleback College surfing curriculum.

Huntington Beach and Santa Cruz may vie for the title “Surf City USA,” but San Clemente High School has held the NSSA national surfing title in six of the last seven years.

Residents are fiercely protective of city beachfront.

Derail the Trail, a citizens’ grassroots group, formed in the 1990s to oppose a three-mile concrete trail from North Beach to San Clemente State Park. San Clemente City Council rejected the concrete trail in a 5-0 vote in 1999.

A Council-appointed group of diverse stakeholders drew up a new trail plan detailed in a 50-page January 2000 report. Negotiations took place between the City and the California Public Utilities Commission.

By October 2005, the project garnered requisite regulatory approvals. Two years later, the $10,000,000 decomposed granite multi-use three-mile trail (including bridges, 15 under-or-overpass railroad crossings and native plantings) was completed.

Surfrider Foundation, a San Clemente-based nonprofit grassroots ocean-protection organization, played a significant role in thwarting a 16-mile extension of Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) Toll Road 241 from Rancho Santa Margarita to Interstate 5. The extension was to run through the San Mateo Creek watershed in mostly undisturbed Orange County back country and San Onofre State Park.

Surfrider argued that the $55 million per mile six-lane highway would significantly degrade water and wave quality.

Despite Governor Schwarzenegger’s support, the California Coastal Commission rejected (8-2 on February 6, 2008) TCA’s alignment. TCA appealed to the U.S. Department of Commerce, and thousands of citizens attended a ten-hour public hearing on September 22, 2008.

On December 8, 2008 the Commerce Department rejected TCA’s appeal since the project would have unavoidable, adverse impacts if built.

When Dave Cook moved to San Clemente, John Cuchessi befriended him and took Dave down to learn to surf at local breaks, “Riviera” and “T Street.”

When in high school, Cuchessi took a job at the Schwinn bike shop on the north end of town. In 1974, he opened San Clemente Cyclery in downtown. In the early 1990s, he co-founded the San Clemente Renegades, a recreational riding club.

In 2000, Cuchessi relocated his shop to a South El Camino Real storefront, a move considered risky by many. But the south end space was larger and its proximity to South Clemente State Park drew a steady flow of tourists.

Cuchessi ran a food bank at the cyclery and held Thursday evening Bible studies there.

Sundays, the Renegades bicycled to the south end of Camp Pendleton. Mondays, Cuchessi threw his surfboard on his bicycle and rode down to surf some of the lesser known surf breaks at Trestles.

But on May 18, 2008, the 54 year-old surfer-cyclist suffered a heart attack bicycling back from the Renegades Sunday Camp Pendleton ride.

About 1,500 people attended John’s funeral. Dave Cook, now the municipal golf pro, remembered him simply: “Nicest guy in town.”

A string of posts on a Surfer Magazine forum concurred.

This May, his wife, Sue; son, Andrew; friend, Pat Maloney, and cousin, Pam Sanborn, organized the John Cuchessi Memorial Bike Ride drawing 200 cyclists.

The $2,400 in proceeds collected from the ride went to the American Heart Association and Family Assistance Ministries. A portion of the proceeds will help families avoid eviction or foreclosure.

Mr. Cuchessi demonstrated how a local businessman can inculcate his positive values in a community. His contribution to bike culture in San Clemente will remain indelible.

Eco Man — Bike culture meets surf culture on Orange Coast
Written by Richard M. Stowe
Sunday, 16 August 2009 06:43

This is the last in a series of two articles by New Canaan resident Richard Stowe, founder and director of Rail Trains Ecology Cycling. He may be reached at bike. .

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Enjoy A San Clemente Staycation

Day one of my staycation via @33mitto Photos taken in San Clemente California with a little surf music to back it up...

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

San Clemente's Not The Same, Mr Nixon You're To Blame

The 1969 protest song San Clemente's Not The Same. (Mr Nixon you're to blame)

Sung by Barbara Foster Written by Myron Ace Produced by Preview Records.

The theme of this classic denounces the Washington/political tourist crowd that bombarded San Clemente after Richard Nixon moved to our coastal hamlet and bought the Cotton's estate. To this day the home is still known as the Western White House.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

San Clemente Thru The Eyes Of Angelina Jean

Explore the city of San Clemente through the eyes of photographer Angelina Jean


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Big Surf at the San Clemente Pier

Big Surf at the San Clemente Pier

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Monday, July 6, 2009

San Clemente Pier 4th of July Fireworks in HD

San Clemente Fireworks in HD via @Desertnut


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Freedom 101 Let Freedom Ring

Happy 4th! Watch this video crash up covering the political landscape of the 1960's, featuring mlk, jfk, rfk, malcolm x, ronald reagan, and barry goldwater, LET FREEDOM RING!