Archive for the ‘SURF’ Category

November 23rd, 2009 | By | 1,565 Comments

Still Killing It: San Clemente Surf team Update

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Checking in with Swell’s local San Clemente High School Surf Team…

“This past week the SCHS surf team competed in the League Individuals against Newport Harbor, Laguna and Dana Hills. The league individuals is rich with tradition and many of the top pros in the area have put there names on the trophy.

The event started out slow with waist high waves down at Upper Trestles. Tuesday saw the Longboarders, bodyboarders, Girl’s shortboard and Girl’s longboard competing. San Clemente surfers won 3 of the 4 divisions. Hallie Rohr won the girl’s longboard, Eli Gillis won the boy’s longboard and Erik Buell won the bodyboard division. Wednesday morning so a little increase in swell and all the boy’s shortboarders down there to put there name on the trophy. 9 surfers competed for San Clemente, we got 6 surfers into the semi’s and 3 surfers into the final. The final was very close and competitive but in the end it was the SCHS freshman Trevor Thorton taking the win and joining some pretty prestigious company.”

-SCHS Surf Team Coach John Dowell

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November 12th, 2009 | By | 117 Comments

San Clemente Local Wins the O’Neill Cold Water Classic

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Right on, right on.  Proof that San Clemente does, in fact, rule: SC local Nathan Yeomans  ripped a new one in some of the best surfers in the world this past weekend, taking home the win at the Santa Cruz O’Neill Cold Water Classic contest. Next step for San Clementians (San Clementines, San Clemente-ites?): try to take over the world with our radiation-filled tans and arsenal of spicy taco shops by the way, Pedros followers, la Tiendita has you beat by miles). Bah, ha, ha!

November 10th, 2009 | By | 1,092 Comments

Shred Update from the SCHS Surf Team

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What’s new with the San Clemente High School Surf Team…VICTORY!

“This morning at T-street the San Clemente Tritons and Newport Harbor Sailor’s met for the second time this season in a match-up that would help determine the Leage Champions. The last match was won by the Sailor’s 94-74 up in Newport. There was plenty of swell on tap for the competition with the best surf showing up in the Men’s longboard heat. In that heat the Triton surfers, Nick Hagen, Dennis White and Eli Gillis recorded the only clean sweep of the morning. The rest of the Tritons also dominated by winning every heat. The Tritons had a commanding lead half way through and never looked back. The final score San Clemente 103 Newport Harbor 65. It was a great team victory by everyone! Up next for the Triton’s, a contest against Aliso on Friday and then the League Individuals next week at Upper Trestles.”

-SCHS Surf Team Coach John Dowell

November 1st, 2009 | By | 2,592 Comments

Mavericks Surf Contest Window Is Open, Gear Up Today.

OPEN SEASON…GET YOUR CONTEST GEAR TODAY

THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED MAVERICKS SURF CONTEST® PRESENTED BY SONY ERICSSON RETURNS AMIDST A PROMISING, EL NIÑO SEASON

PRESS RELEASE, OCTOBER 29, 2009

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HALF MOON BAY, Calif., Oct. 29, 2009 – On just 24 hours notice between November 1, 2009 and March 31, 2010, 24 of the world’s best big-wave surfers will be summoned to Half Moon Bay, home of Mavericks, one of the most majestic and infamous surf breaks on Earth. There, they will test their individual skills and vie to be crowned champion of the 2009/2010 Mavericks Surf Contest® Presented by Sony Ericsson. Competitors will face the dangerous elements of the frigid northern California waters in search of the perfect ride on waves reaching heights of 30 to 40 feet or more.

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