Thursday, July 28, 2011

Aussies To Challenge For Taplin Trophy!

(Photo above by Adam Sandler shows 2011 venue of Intracrew (July 29) and Taplin (July 30) just north of Hermosa Pier, Hermosa Beach, Calif.)

(A portion of the Famous Taplin Relay Trophy is shown above)

A team of Aussie lifeguards from Half Moon Bay SLSC, of Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA will be challenging the rest of the field this Saturday nite at Hermosa Beach Pier for the 2011 Taplin Relay.
At tonite's Medal of Valor dinner at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach, Calif., the Aussie team was in attendance as guests of our LACo Lifeguard Dept. and LACOLA and the International Surf Festival.

We've included a few photos we snapped of the Aussie team:

In the photo below, the Aussies react to the gag gift presented to Rob McGowan by the Aussie team manager (close up of said gag gift is shown further below)

LACo OL, Kip Jerger, shares a laugh, below, with a couple of the Aussie competitors

Above and below, as a gag, the Aussie team manager presented LACo Capt. (Ret.), Rob McGowan, with a miniature Taplin Bell

Video Clip! Aussie Team Manager Thanks Their Hosts Here in So. Calif., at:

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This is an event you will not want to miss!


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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Seal Beach Lifeguards: On Duty And On It!

Dateline: Seal Beach, Calif. Saturday, July 23, 2011.

The City of Seal Beach Marine Safety Dept. and its lifeguards hosted the recent CSLSA Regionals this past Saturday, as well as the Junior Lifeguard Regionals the previous day. What a Great Host City and Lifeguard Dept. And what a great venue.

We've decided to post some of the photos we took on Saturday so that our readership can share some of the sights and sounds, so to speak.


And these last two photos below are repeats except that they have been embellished with a Fisheye effects application, which highlight and emphasize the greatness of this venue and its lifeguard personnel.



Until next time.....

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

2011 CSLSA Regionals

Dateline: Saturday, July 23, 2011, Seal Beach, Calif. CSLSA held its Regionals Lifeguard competition with teams from Laguna Beach, Ventura, Port Hueneme, Huntington Beach, L.A. County, and others participating.

Thus far, we only have the results of one event, the Men's 3-Lap Dory Race which was an L.A. County "Sweep". Total Sweepage as a matter of fact because the first five (5) finishers were L.A. County dory teams. It was LACo OLS JVD who informed us first of this spectacular result and then Rob McGowan provided us with the complete list of each LACo dory team in the Top Five, as follows: First Place: JVD & Andrew Czer; "Dave Cartlidge & Danny Bender 2nd; Ben Gottlieb & Marshal Abramszyk 3rd; Mel Solberg & Micah Carlson 4th; and Jim Darling & Anto Baghokian 5th . . . LA City, Long Beach, Seal Beach, San Clemente and Cal State rounded out the top 10." Many thanks to JVD and Rob for posting us on this Great Result!

Here are just a few photos that we snapped of this spectacular event. Many thanks to the City of Seal Beach and its Marine Safety Dept. for hosting this event. What a great venue!


Until next time.....

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

JULY SO FAR: Summer 2011 In Pictures

Summer 2011; Photos out and about LACo beaches so far this month of July. Enjoy!

We begin our journey on Friday, July 1st, with a few shot from Santa Monica South and SMHQ:

Next up, a few shots from Santa Monica North on Sunday, July 3rd:

Santa Monica South, Sunday, July 10, 2011, between 10:30 a.m. - Noon

Sunday, July 10, 2011; Santa Monica South Tower #17; Brutal day of large crowds, unsophisticated swimmers, strong surf, inshore holes, lateral currents, riptides, preventions, stingray punctures, rescue vehicle responses...

This patron, center of frame, below, stayed in the water rolling around in waist high or knee high water all afternoon and would lay in the water with his head underwater... driving a few of us rather nuts... was real glad when he finally packed it in around 7:30 pm.....

Wed, July 13, 2011, at approx. 0730 hrs, OL Kevin Maxwell, the early shift guard at SMS Tower #26 on patrol in the area vehicle:

Sean Lemm, at right, thanks fellow OLS-Call Car partner, Jay Hopkins, for locating his SMITH sunglasses that Sean had misplaced

Friday, July 15, 2011, aka, Carmageddon Friday. Soft sand run from WRHQ to SMN Tower #8...

Friday, July 15, 2011; Will Rogers Tower #15, OL John Ying on deck:

Will Rogers Tower #18, OL Mike Janney, present and accountable:

Friday, July 15, 2011; Santa Monica North; An LACo OL escaping the bee invasion of SMN Tower #4:

Check out the bee hive at the base of the flag pole! Woh!

Sat., July 16, 2011, 0830 hrs, at SMS Tower 26 during the "Ocean Park Luau & Surf Festival":

Sunday, July 17, 2011, Will Rogers State Beach:

Pelicans at WRN Tower #3; Fisheye view:

View from WRN Tower #4, around 7 pm...



*** All photos by & Copyright 2011 Will Maguire. All Rights Reserved. Used here with permission.