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May 20th, 2009 | By | 884 Comments

SCHS Surf Team Claims ISF State Title


Their trophy case must be getting pretty crowded. This past weekend the SCHS surf team took home their second state title of the season with big wins at the Interscholastic Surfing Federation championships in Oceanside. Both the  boys shortboard team and bodyboard team won their events, while the boys longboard team and girls shortboard teams were runners-up in their divisions.

The team will compete again this weekend in Huntington Beach at a regional qualifier of the Red Bull Riders Cup, followed by the year-end showdown for the NSSA’s national team title on June 17-20 at Salt Creek in Dana Point.

Extensive photo coverage appears after the jump. Special thanks to Fred Swegles. (more…)

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May 14th, 2009 | By | 3,560 Comments

SCHS Surf Team Spotlight: Adam Goldstone



“I will kill anyone for a trip to Indonesia.”
– Adam Goldstone, SCHS Varsity Team Surfer

Those nine very telling words sum up Adam Goldstone to his core: He is a viscous murder and he really digs the scene in Southeast Asia. Need we say more?
Okay fine, here are some other interesting facts: When he’s not busy performing heinous acts of violence around San Clemente, he can be found working at the Toes on the Nose surf shop or eating a breakfast burrito.


May 13th, 2009 | By | 3,319 Comments

John Dowell Is The NSSA Coach Of The Year



He already has the varsity and JV State Championship trophies on his mantle. Let’s see if he has enough room for the NSSA Coach of the Year award. San Clemente High School’s surf coach John Dowell was singled out earlier this week for his professionalism, attitude, and special contributions which have guided his teams through an outstanding season.

“Coach Dowell has done a fantastic job  leading his team to be a top contender for the National title this June,” said Janice Aragon, Executive Director for the NSSA. 

We so called it. And if we haven’t said this lately, we’re beyond stoked to have SCHS as our official school team.

May 11th, 2009 | By | 2,310 Comments

Samantha Durbin Has Style For Miles


She’s got the job, the connections and the killer wardrobe to match. Find out why fashion journalist Samantha Durbin is the go-to girl for all things hot and trendy.