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July 2nd, 2013 | By | 1,917 Comments

Shark Hoax Hits San Clemente

Shark Week hysteria hit San Clemente a month early, with a sighting sign that thinned out the crowded SC beachbreaks. With warm waters, summer vacationers, the black ball, and over-hyped swells, the waves are a war-zone and local pranksters are fighting back.


The State Parks sign appeared on a San Clemente City Beach (flaw #1) yesterday 6/1 near the pier, and though looked legit, had misspelled Calafia and errors unlike official warnings.

SCLG Supervisor seemed to take the hoax lightly, commenting “We surmise that someone might have taken a picture of that sign, Photoshopped it a little and added their own warning to fit their desires. Gotta give ‘em credit for creativity. They even cited sections from the Public Resources Code.”

This doesn’t mean whitey isn’t out there though. Chuck Patterson captured a baby white tail-whip with his GoPro 3 summers ago while SUPing in San Clemente.

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June 28th, 2013 | By | 883 Comments

Parko Crowned | King of Keramas

In true world champ fashion Joel Parkinson executed a buzzer beater to rob Michel Borez of the coveted Baron mask and an oversized Oakley check for $75K.


June 26th, 2013 | By | 20 Comments

SWELL x AMBSN Patriot Party Friday 6/28


Come celebrate a party wave filled summer in San Clemente with the International Brotherhood of Drinking Beer & Surfing Waves… aka SWELL x AMBSN. These two San Clemente based companies will be hooking up drink specials for all attendees in Patriotic Apparel, and prizes for the best dressed.

Experience the best new surfer bar in San Clemente at Nomads Canteen (directions here) and rockin tunes from The Traders. See you at Nomads, Friday at 9pm.

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Gear up for an epic  summer in the sun with new AMBSN styles

June 24th, 2013 | By | 572 Comments

This Band Doesn’t Suck | SBTRKT

After stealing the show at Coachella for the last 2 years, SBTRKT caught our ear with their futuristic UK garagey post dubstep. The electric duo joins the growing ranks of masked DJs making bookoo bucks on the festival circuit, and earns the SWELL approved “Bands that Don’t Suck”

At Random

They’re Locals In: East London

Self Proclaimed: “I’m not the most social person”

Pitchfork Rating: 8.1/10 on Self Titled Album

Next Big Show: Hard Summer Festival. LA, Aug 3

Plays With: Little Dragon, Disclosure

Another Good Song: Trials of the Past

Their Style: Essential Tees, Graphic Tees, Colored Pants, Tribal Masks

Fan Submitted Style