Sunday, July 27, 2014

The 2014 CSLSA Regionals: Photos & Videos...

Dateline:  Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Huntington State Beach between lifeguard towers 13 an 14, in Huntington Beach, California.

Everybody's going to Regionals!... woof !...




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Video #1:  2014 CSLSA Regionals

     http://youtu.be/AoyiR9Knm7Y


Come back, Shane, er, Jay...






Team Cal State, below...



Team LACo Surf Lifesaving, below...


Whew... he's back!







 LACo OL, Taylor Spivey, crushing the field in the Open Women's 2K beach run...










OLS, Dave Cartlidge, engaging the after burners 200 yards out from the finish and sealing his victory in the men's open 2K beach run...


Witness the fitness...







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Video #2: First Heat Men's Open Surf Swim... At the Starting Line


 





What the.... ok, now what the heck event is that below streaking by outside the surf line...







looks like someone is having a ball on this surfski party wave, below...



The voice of CSLSA Regionals..... Rob McGowan!...




 meanwhile over on the dory course... a dory crew had some fun on a wave...






OL Tucker Hopkins, below, chilling before the first heat of the men's open board race...



and later Tucker Hopkins and Brian Murphy teamed up on the board rescue relay...









and then a whale showed up in the surf line...








LACo OLS/Paramedic (Ret.), below... just after the paddleboard race...


Hey Mel!... yeah you!...







Next came the heats and finals of the men's open and age group in the International Ironman...










In the International Ironman (swim, surfski, paddle), in the men's open, OL Brian Murphy caught a wave on the outside and milked it all the way to shore!... which sealed his victory by a huge margin over the rest of the field...










and then came the Men's open run-swim-run...










followed by the men's age group run-swim-run...




..... and then we split and walked to the Huntington Beach Pier to check out the 2014 U.S. Open of Surfing... which is another story for another day.....


The 2014 CSLSA Regionals were impressive with lots of athletic talent and enthusiasm on display.  It was a lot of fun to watch and behold.  Congratulations to all the teams and all the competitors, as well as to all the volunteers who made this event possible.  I think everyone will agree that they had a whale of a good time...

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(All photos and videos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2014.)

Until next time.....


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p.s. a few outtakes and gems that sum up this very spectacular event... for your consideration:








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