Thursday, August 25, 2016

Venice Reconn & Buoy Swim...

Dateline: Thursday morning, August 25, 2016, at the Venice Lifeguard Compound and Ave-26 with the Junior Lifeguards... Our photo reconnaissance...

Off duty OL Colin Goddard livin' the dream with a French Press, no less!... after finishing his pre-shift workout...

 
note:  Great story about Colin. It was Saturday, June 18th, the day before summer schedules started, and Colin was working an overtime shift at SMS Tower #26. I was next door at Tower #27.  It had already been a busy, hectic day due to the increased surf and the numerous and deep inshore holes all along SMS.  In the late afternoon, a swimmer slipped into a deep inshore hole out front of Tower #26 and Colin saw it and the swimmer was immediately climbing the ladder and going down for the count...  All I saw at first was a blur in my peripheral vision on my right side and then I turned my head and I saw Colin on the ramp at 100 mph and running like Usain Bolt (UB) to the water where he took two steps and then made a running/leaping shallow dive straight into the inshore hole and came up the victim in his left hand.  It was over practically before it started!... I barely had time to drop my jaw!... So I was thinking that this summer's Central Section "UB Code 3 Righteous Rescue Award" should go to Colin!

Below, at left, Off Duty OL, Wes Hatfield, with Colin about to pour his pot of coffee...


Below, On duty OL Romy Ancona setting up his flags and signs at Ave-23...


JG's in the ocean in the next two photos at Ave-26...



Below, JG Instructor, Dave Carpenter and some JG's on the beach...


JG Instructor, Steve Contarsy, below...


Respect the Paddle!... Past Summer Venice Crews.....


Atten Hut!... Capt. Eric Howell, on duty...


Morning Swim & Surf session √  #Shower √  Breakfast next


*** Token Trademark Sighting! ***   TRITON® dory/boat trailer...


... and then it was time to make our own escape... via Abbot Kinney but not before noticing this sign and purchasing this latte.....



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Until next time.....

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(All photos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2016.)

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2016 SMS Summer Crew Banquet Photos...

Dateline: Wednesday nite, August 24, 2016 inside the compound at SMHQ...















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(All photos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2016.)

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Chuck's Office...

Chuck's Office...

Dateline: Friday, August 19, 2016... got a call from the hiring Captain this morning and he offered me a 10-6 at Will Rogers Tower #15... so I just had to say "sure!"...

Arriving at the tower a half hour early to get a swim in, I saw the JG's in session with JG Instructors Chuck Locko and Kelsie Barnes.  So I took this opportunity to take some photos and videos before my shift began and later during my workout...



*** Video Alert ! ***

Chuck's Office: The Video

     https://youtu.be/ZrobZI3aAmI






Check out the elevated surf as predicted by the surf predictors...



 *** Video Alert ! ***

JG's In The Surfline: The Video

     https://youtu.be/MtlWYaMJvaw


Below, close up of "Chuck's Office"...



... and check out this rip out front of Tower #15 below...


*** Video Alert ! ***

The Rip At Tower #15: The Video

     https://youtu.be/ZrDccCbY_n4

Below, Chuck Locko pointing out the rip I just photographed and videotaped...  :-)


JG Huddle...



Not huge surf but not flat either...  definitely enough to cause some rip currents up and down the beach...



Below, proof of workout...


 Below, JG Instructors, Locko and Barnes, pow wow in the shade...


Another rip off of Tower #15 in the afternoon...


Afternoon Pelican Strafing run...


After our shift ended, guess who we found working upstairs at WRHQ?!...


Heading home...


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(All photos and videos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2016.)

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