South Orange County, Southern California
Epic day at Swami’s in Encinitas, CA
I had the pleasure of spending a low key New Year’s with family and friends in San Clemente, California this year. We didn’t do much besides visit with loved ones, surf, and hit up Pedro’s Tacos post-beach, but it was the perfect end to a hectic 2012. San Clemente is a sleepy beach town, but it is home to some great waves and even better surfers. If you’re passing through South Orange County for a day at the beach or a surf at San Onofre, remember that you don’t need much. Keepin’ it classy, comfy, and simple is the name of the game.
what to pack
1. Indigo scarves for cool mornings 2. Shades! like these by Karen Walker 3. A Wax + Cruz Cap of course!! 4. The perfect cozy sweater for cold nights 5. Your fav jeans that go with absolutely anything 6. Suede boots for a night out at South of Nick’s 7. This excellent everyday Dream Collective Necklace 8. A great tee or sweatshirt that reads like a little more than a “tee or sweatshirt”. 9. Local San Clemente brand and all around vacay for your feet, Rainbow Sandals 10. Oversize beach towel by Pendleton because the Pacific is cold y’all 11. Your wetsuit of choice because, again, the Pacific is cold y’all.
Swami’s in Encinitas and an evening surf check at San Onofre (photo by Trevor Smith)
Trev loading the boards (wearing a Wax Cap of course) and a perfect sunset at San Onofre