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April 1st, 2009 | By | 5,388 Comments

SCHS Surf Team Spotlight: Shaw Kobayashi


Quick: What’s “short, funny and frothing”, and currently reigns as the NSSA High School State Champ?

That would be none other than San Clemente High School’s Shaw Kobayashi.

But State Champ is just one of many victories. Shaw has earned in his impressive 10-year competitive career. However, it’s the title of being a top ranking ASP pro surfer that currently has Shaw’s full attention. Which is exactly what his team managers and coaches are positioning him for. (more…)

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March 30th, 2009 | By | 3,936 Comments

RVCA’s In Da’ White House!



Further proving he’s cool like that, President Obama invited RVCA founder and CEO PM “Pat” Tenore and several other small business owners to the White House this month to discuss strategies aimed toward helping small businesses. Pat was gracious enough to provide an in depth rundown of his visit, including President Obama’s strong interest in Kelly Slater’s tour standings after the recent Australian contests. (more…)

March 23rd, 2009 | By | 2,172 Comments

Go For Broke This Spring Break


 From the surf to the slopes, Swell has your Spring Break essentials: Sunglasses, sunscreen, swim, sandals, sweatshirts… you get the idea.

Ever wonder how the idea of Spring Break came about? Turns out the ancient Greeks liked to get their freak on in a big way. (more…)

March 17th, 2009 | By | 3,073 Comments

In it to Win it: SCHS Takes State Title



Despite meager conditions, San Clemente High School captured two state titles March 6- 8 at San Onofre’s Church Beach. The Tritons outpointed Huntington Beach High and 10 other schools to win the varsity state title, in addition to outpointing Newport Harbor High and four other teams to take the junior varsity title. (more…)