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San Clemente in California.
San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California. As of 2005, the city population was 65,900. Located six miles (10 km) south of San Juan Capistrano at the southern tip of the county, it is known for its ocean, hill, and mountain views, pleasant climate and Spanish Colonial style architecture.
San Clemente catches swells all year long. Going from South to North, they include Trestles (technically just south of the city line), State Park, Riviera, Lasuens (commonly mistaken as Lost Winds), T-Street, The Pier, Linda Lane, 204, North Beach, and Poche Beach.
San Clemente is also the surfing media capital of the world as well as a surfing destination. It is home to Surfing Magazine, The Surfer's Journal, and Longboard Magazine, with Surfer Magazine just up the freeway in San Juan Capistrano.
The city has a large concentration of surfboard shapers and manufacturers including Lost Surfboards, Stewart Surfboards, Cole, Patterson Surfboards, Terry Senate and Dewey Weber Surfboards. Additionally, many world renowned surfers were raised in San Clemente or took up long-term residence in town, including Shane Beschen, Mike Parsons (originally from Laguna Beach), and many others.
San Clemente High School has won 6 out of 7 most recent NSSA national surfing titles. One title was won by Capistrano Connections Academy.
Notable natives and residents
Donald Baillargeon, international television host
Lon Chaney, Jr., actor
Sue Enquist, Hall of Fame UCLA Softball Coach
Greyson Fletcher, professional skateboarder/ actor
Jorge Garcia, Actor
Ole Hanson, former mayor of Seattle and founder of San Clemente
Annie Hardy, musician with Giant Drag
Carl Karcher, founder of Carl's Jr. and CKE Enterprises
Karch Kiraly, Olympic gold medalist in volleyball
Colin McPhillips, professional longboarder
Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States and Pat Nixon, former first lady
Tommy Witt, longboard surfer
Dominic Purcell, actor
Michael Robertson, author
Ryan Sheckler, professional skateboarder
Katie Vernola, Playboy Playmate Miss June 2010
Cara Fawn, porn star and mainstream science fiction actress and producer
Maxence Chaplet, professional skateboarder
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