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Massage Works personnel: Erik Jacobson, left, Luke Strode and Cory Scurlock have developed a special surf and SUP massage with the help of local surfers and pro’s like Gerry Lopez. Courtesy Photo.

Compiled by Jim Shilander


New Developments:


Cory Scurlock and the staff of Massage Works have been working with a number of

San Clemente surfers and paddlers, as well as a number of other athletes, over the last few years. It’s that experience that’s helped to formulate a new massage therapy technique just for surfers and paddlers, and specifically those who keep up the sports as a hobby.

“Surf is our main thing,” Scurlock said. “Professional athletes travel. This is more for those weekend warriors.”

Scurlock said the techniques used have been in the works for about 18 months, since a number of surfers came in complaining of similar pains after Oakley Pro. Since then, it’s been about finding the best way to soothe those aches. Scurlock said she’s worked closely with a number of figures in the local surf community, and getting their feedback as to what worked and what didn’t.

“This is what I’m hearing, and it’s been about ‘how can we address this certain thing,’ now here we are with the whole thing put together.”

Scurlock said the massage works equally well for stand-up paddlers such as herself. The center gets about the same number of paddlers as surfers, she said. “Asking around, it seems to be the same sorts of things affecting both,” she said.


Surterre Properties will be hosting open houses at over 100 properties in one weekend during Surterre’s Orange County Open House Event.

On Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, Surterre agents will be all over the area, showing over 100 current listings throughout Orange County. The open houses will include homes in Newport Coast, Laguna Beach, San Clemente, Irvine and Newport Beach, and there are a wide range of available properties with price points and styles to accommodate all buyers.

The complete listings for Surterre’s Orange County Open House Event can be found at



San Clemente Boot Camp will be opening its doors to the public to celebrate the Grand Opening of its brand new facility in the Rancho San Clemente Business Park.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors will be able to check out the 6,000 sq. ft. gym and participate in a supervised 15-minute workout at the top of each hour. Trainers will also be coordinating a Boot Camp Olympics, where members will face off in a dodgeball Contest, Tug-of-War and a “Prius Push.”

Daphne’s will be providing food for the event and there will also be vendors for workout apparel, salon and day spas, athletic shoes, nutrition counseling and action sports photography offering discounts to members and guests.

City officials will be in attendance to cut the ribbon at 10:30 a.m. and the team events will kick-off shortly thereafter. Owner Orshi McNaughton and head fitness coach Ryan Steinhoff will both be in attendance to give personal tours of the facility and answer any questions visitors may have. There will be plenty of food, entertainment, a DJ spinning tunes and a children’s area with face painting and crafts, so bring the whole family and enjoy a great afternoon of fun and fitness.



Giving Back

Kona Ice OC, a San Clemente-based fundraising shave-ice business, is adding a third shave-ice truck to its fleet.

Eric Wilford, the owner of the business, which started three-years ago, said the additional truck was necessary to help grow the business.

“We wanted to capitalize on a growing business,” Wilford said. “We get a lot of requests that we’ve had to turn down, for a lack of a truck. Three people will call for a truck at one time and we have to turn one down.”

The company, which operates throughout Orange County, but primarily Irvine and points south, gives 20 percent of its proceeds to local charities and sports leagues. In three years, the company has given $75,000 to different entities, including a good deal in San Clemente, Wilford said.



Jo Ann Sandidge was a retail veteran when she and her husband opened up The Third Eye jewelry, bead and gift shop on North El Camino Real. But that didn’t mean there haven’t been struggles getting to the store’s anniversary this month.

Sandidge joked that the thing that’s been most important to keeping her in business had been “perseverance.” The store specializes in a number of unusual items, but also stocks jewelry and jewelry supplies, such as beads, that have found a market with women who make and sell their own jewelry. That dedicated group of customers helps to keep the shop busy all year, she said. Another big part of her business comes from what she called “ocean lifestyle” items, such as hand-painted wind chimes, as well as pre-made jewelry, which takes up about half the store.

“We try to specialize in some unusual stuff,” Sandidge said. Part of staying business, she said, was making smart decisions about what her customers would want. “I do lots of careful shopping and buying.” Staff also conduct classes in jewelry making. Sandidge credited that staff for the store’s longevity as well.

“Part of what’s kept me in business has also been my great help. “I’ve had a couple of women who’ve worked with me who’ve been great.”

Sandidge, who also runs a jewelry wholesaling business, moved to Capistrano Beach in 1990 from the San Fernando Valley, and then set up shop later in the decade. The name of the business is actually taken from the name of a headshot business her husband had owned in Encino. “It probably helped that we knew what we were doing,” she joked.

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