Skatepark Clairemont, Ceci Rules | Photo at San Diego (CA)
YMCA Skatepark Clairemont CA
Today, I want to share with you a place that has left an indelible mark on me. This skatepark, a destination that I had been following closely for a long time, was one of those bucket lists that every skateboarder carries with them and that finally became a reality.
The skate culture in California is like a giant family. You meet skaters from all corners, sharing the same passion and willing to offer advice, teach new tricks and just enjoy time skating together. The relationships you build in these parks and streets are lasting, each new friendship adds a unique layer to continue to grow that value you breathe in California, and that’s a reflection of my time at the YMCA.
The skate culture in California is like a giant family. You meet skateboarders from all corners, sharing the same passion and willing to offer advice, teach new tricks and just enjoy time skating together.
My trip began at the Los Angeles airport, where we rented a car and drove along Interstate 73 until just before San Clemente, where we joined the 5, heading south to San Diego. Once in the mythical SOCAL, we took the exit for Clairemont, and in a few kilometers we would arrive at the park.
Located very close to San Diego, this skatepark is an incredible place at the same time that is super close to nearby places like La Jolla where you can enjoy its community of sea lions, seals, pelicans … and very close to the San Diego Petco Stadium ¡¡¡¡Go Padres GO!!!!!
A place that breathes the mythical “SOCAL”, with one-story houses and old muscle cars parked under the classic parking meters (now card meters). Visiting these places filled my eyes with unforgettable images and reminds me why that “Californian style” that I saw in so many movies.
Once inside the park (with free parking), with the wheels stuck in the vert, you enjoy incredible views of the Californian coast ( and this will be another post “Southern California beaches”). Being up there, with the tail in the coping and looking straight ahead, is what I would define as HAPPINESS.
Visiting these places fills my eyes with unforgettable images and reminds me that
the reason for that “Californian style” I saw in so many movies
Breathtaking sunsets, spectacular golden light, a vert, a bowl, a pump track and a variety of ramps make up a park with a story, but not just any story… it’s a story in the purest Californian style, adorned with punk rock coming out of the speakers of one of the local regulars for many years “Stefan”.