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San Clemente Pier View

Reach Out.

Don't be afraid.

Be interested.


Pick Up 3

It really is just that simple,

Pick Up 3 and the difference you will see!

Watch and share this short film about ocean and beach pollution.

Chris Hawk A Surfers Prayer

"Peace. Love. Surf." - Chris Hawk

Now that I am beyond peril
Commend me not on land
In soil, to dirt
Fuel for worms
And all the earth's corruption

Lay me down
In the bosom of the stormy sea
In the grip of Poseidon's frenzy

Let your tears swell the tide
That bear all craft aloft
To fair winds and the quay side
At the pleasure of Mac Lír

Let my coffin fall past
The watchful eye of sharks
To join those who fell before
Sailors, pirates, mermaids
And all who ride upon the spray

Fire the Bofors gun
Once for my life
Once for my love
Once for my son
Once for my soul
Lost on the cresting wave

Chris Hawk surfer, shaper, Surfers' Hall of Fame inductee, died of cancer Oct. 23 here at his home in San Clemente.

Schmid's Fine Chocolates 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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Blogger Buzz: The Next Chapter

Blogger Buzz: The Next Chapter

As a blogger addict continually since May 2003, looked no further that blogger to power The San Clemente Pier, with constant updates and improvements @Blogger no need to ask if we will stay tuned for the next chapter!

San Clemente where the good life comes in waves. @SCPier

San Clemente Seafest 2009

Come along as we explore the 2009 San Clemente Seafest!

Iva Lee's Surfrider Foundation Benefit Dinner

Iva Lee's Surfrider Foundation Benefit Dinner with support from Barefoot Wine

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

6:30 pm

First Course

Wedge Salad with Remoulade Vinaigrette,Cajun Poached Shrimp and Hard Boiled Eggs

Second Course

Braised Short Rib with Israeli Cous Cous & Wild Mushrooms

Third Course

Chocolate Bread Pudding

$ 50.00 per personReservations are limited

Prix Fixe Three Course Dinner paired with Barefoot Wines

Pre-purchased tickets available from Iva Lee's at 555 N El Camino Real, Ste E, San Clemente, CA 92672 Phone (949) 361-2855

Join OCGood, Become Part of the Solution

Live here in the OC? Become part of the Ohana, Listen as Ross Teasley invites you to join

First Sunday On Del Mar, San Clemente


San Clemente Pier Bowl Sunset (in HD)

Another beautiful San Clemente Pier Bowl sunset (this one in HD! cool!)

Explore Marine Protected Area Maps with Surfrider

Decades of overfishing, coastal development, and pollution have taken a toll on Southern California's ocean environment. To help improve our ocean's health, the State is setting aside protected zones similar to state parks so that marine life can thrive.

After a year of 'map-making' and planning, the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) process is in the home stretch. Local stakeholders are putting final touches on the maps and will come up with three different proposals. The three proposals will ultimately be forwarded to the Fish and Game Commission where they will vote on one map they think will work best for southern California.

This is one of your last chances to give meaningful input on where marine protected areas should be located! Please join Surfrider to learn more about the Marine Life Protection Act and to discuss the proposed maps. After the community forums, will compile all constructive comments into a letter that will be sent to decision makers before th…

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!

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…

San Clemente Pier Beach Cleanup

Come be a part of one of the largest volunteer events of the year!

In 2008 more than 70,000 volunteers across California collected more than 1,600,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes, and waterways.

Help us do our part in San Clemente.

This year’s event will be held on September 19th at the San Clemente pier from 9am-12noon.

Please contact Mary Vondrak at (949) 361-8204 or to sign up!

Interested in participating regularly in beach cleanups?
Check out information on the San Clemente Adopt-A-Beach program at

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 FoundationAND YOU SHOULD TOO!

Sun Sets San Clemente HUGE WAVES AT PIER

Sun Sets San Clemente HUGE WAVES AT PIER

San Clemente Surf Report

Jaden with the San Clemente Surf report

Thomas With The San Clemente Pier Fishing Report

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

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

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!

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

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...

San Clemente Pier Surf

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

Mickey Muñoz Says

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

Nichole Chambers Dana Point Chamber CEO

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


Disney was right in 1959. for the solution to our traffic problems we need to look no further than our own back yard...

A bipartisan team of pollsters, Dr. Jan van Lohuizen (Voter/Consumer Research) and David Binder (David Binder Research), today released new findings from an Orange County public opinion survey regarding the proposed Foothill South toll road through San Onofre State Beach. The survey research's central finding reaffirms that a large majority of Orange County Voters surveyed (63 percent) opposes a toll road through the state park.

The updated survey illustrates that while Orange County voters may support toll roads, once they learn the implications of the proposed Foothill South Toll Road and the negative impact it wouldhave on San Onofre State Beach, the more strongly they oppose it.

The findings show that, compared to a poll conducted by the same team of pollsters last year,
there has been no erosion whatsoever in public opposition to the toll road, and indeed t…

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 …

San Clemente Sea Monster Sighting

I Saw a Sea Monster, by Ralph Bandini

From Esquire Magazine for Men, June 1934

Have any of you ever seen a sea monster? No? Very well—I have!

It is an amazing story—and true in every detail. I am quite aware that it takes square issue with science. I have no illusions as to inevitable scepticism. Nevertheless, I know what I saw—and I tell it as I saw it.

Just at the moment sea monsters constitute what is known in newspaper parlance as "hot copy." Almost any week in the daily papers, in Sunday supplements, in magazines, the reader can find some yarn telling of this or that strange creature seen in the sea. It is almost as though all the hidden monsters of the depths had suddenly taken it into their heads to pop up to the surface.

Of course there is nothing new in this matter of sea monsters. For hundreds, even thousands of years, sailormen have brought to port tales of sea serpents—but their stories have been scoffed at. Scientists have gravely declared that no such creature…

San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival

TODAY IS THE DAY! Get some satisfaction at the 55th annual San Clemente Fiesta.

Presented by the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce

Del Mar Ave, San Clemente Ca, 92672

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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...

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. Related articlesSan Clemente's Not the Same, Mr Nixon You're to Blame!Final Nixon Tapes Shows Surprising Side Of Relationship With BrezhnevFinal Nixon tapes reveal bid to ease tensions with SovietsFinal batch of secret Nixon tapes releasedFinal set of secret Nixon tapes released

Ryan Sheckler's Crib

MTV Cribs Ep.1605: Ryan Sheckler
MTV Cribs Ryan Sheckler
Stop in at Ryan's place to check out his San Clemente Crib.

A view of basically all you would ever want to see - RS

San Clemente Thru The Eyes Of Angelina Jean

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

Big Surf at the San Clemente Pier

Wear Sunscreen

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.

The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience...

I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.

But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked...

You're not as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.

The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing everyday that scares you.


Don't be reckless with…

San Clemente Ocean Festival This Weekend!

San Clemente Ocean Festival comes to the SC Pier this weekend!

Come on down for the GREATEST SHOW ON SURF!

How To Paint A Surfboard By Drew Brophy

The worlds top surfboard artist, @DrewBrophy, demonstrates how to easily paint a new surfboard quickly on the beach with masking tape and spray paint and takes the newly painted board out for a surf.

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Wheeler North Artificial Kelp Reef

San Clemente Pier News

State and utility officials applauded the completion yesterday of the world's first artificial kelp reef, which they say will provide a thriving habitat for fish and marine organisms for decades.

Spread over two miles south of San Clemente Pier, the pioneering reef was undertaken by Southern California Edison to make up for environmental damage caused by the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. read more

Greg Long Wins Pico Alto International

Congrats to San Clemente Local Greg Long for winning the Pico Alto International, looks like Punta Hermosa is one knarly wave!

San Clemente Pier 4th of July Fireworks in HD

San Clemente Fireworks in HD via @Desertnut

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!

Park Semper Fi The Marine Monument of San Clemente

Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they ever made a difference in the world. The Marines don't have that problem - President Ronald Reagan

San Clemente Municipal Pier, San Clemente California

San Clemente Municipal Pier
San Clemente CA 92672

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