|Photo by & Copyright Shiggy Ichinomiya 2013. All Rights Reserved. Used here with permission.|
Dateline: Wed., July 31, 2013
As was reported and as we only just heard about yesterday, another south swell was supposed to hit our south facing beaches today and guess what?... It did! The swell was a bit stronger, however, than suggested, and according to several triathletes who were training in the surf at Santa Monica South Tower #26 at Ocean Park this morning with the "TOWER 26" group led by Gerry Rodrigues, there were some strong rip currents and lateral currents. Some good photos of the surf this morning just after 6 a.m. and of these keen triathletes can be viewed online on the Facebook page of "GoShiggyGo Photography", as well as their website. Have a look:
The Los Angeles County Fire Department - Lifeguard Division, however, nailed it in their Surf Report this morning and esp. with their posted alert and link as also set forth below:
"South Swell in the water!! Here is your advisory from @NOAA and @NWSLosAngeles http://ow.ly/i/2KVNF #SummerSafetyLA "
"County Recurrent" also scouted out the waves from the Santa Monica Pier this afternoon and the onshore wind was strong with guards wearing their hoodies even!
Here are some photos, fyi...
Santa Monica North:
Overhead the roller coaster on the Santa Monica Pier...
Santa Monica South:
(All photos (unless otherwise indicated) by & Copyright Will Maguire 2013.)
Until next time.....
"County Recurrent" News
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