Thursday, February 4, 2010


Every swell,..... these women and men strap on protective head gear (basically motorcycle helmets), park several of these trucks on the beach by the pier, plant a jet ski outside the surf line, station another two guards on the pier and coordinate dozens of joint effort rescues when surfers are swept into and under the pier. Rico and I have witnessed this rescue drama executed multiple times a day.

View from the top of Emma Wood State Beach looking north.
3rd level .. lookout tower at lifeguard headquarters.

Our buddy Ian. A Ventura sector peace officer/lifeguard. He surfs double overhead square spitting barrels.
I'm publishing this photo again. It's the swell we had 10 days ago

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