Monday, September 7, 2015

Santa Monica South: Labor Day 2015

Dateline: Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, aka "Labor Day"... Late Afternoon Off Duty Foot Patrol from SMS #27 to Tower #16 at the pier, plus a Buoy Swim out to Baywatch Santa Monica (with our GoPro camera) at the buoy off of SMS Tower #26...  and here are the photos to prove it. It was all hands on deck with multiple rescues and a gazillion preventions being made up and down Santa Monica South according to the LACo Ocean Lifeguards we spoke to between 5 pm and 7 pm...

We begin at SMS Tower #27 with OL Dave Walters on duty!...


Check out the crowds still hanging around at 5 pm!...



OLS Charlie Piccaro, below, on the deck at SMS Tower #26...


The view of the crowds from the deck at SMS Tower #26 after 5 pm!...



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SMS Late Afternoon Labor Day 2015: The Video

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Below, The A Team... at SMS Tower #26...
L2R: OL Kevin Williamson, OL Cooper Moeschler, and OLS Charlie Piccaro


and then it was time for a buoy swim... with fins, of course...

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Baywatch Santa Monica at the Buoy: The Video


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Below, Baywatch Rescue Boat Captain, Jay Butki






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•  360 Degrees At the Buoy: The Video

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 •  Wet Sand At the Shoreline: The Video

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Below, OL Ryan Aaronson, watching the water from the hard pack at SMS Tower #25...


And at Tower #24, it is OL Kelci Barnes on duty (who is part of the BCMB Family Mafia, e.g., Brouwer, Contarsy, Makuta, Barnes)...


OL Jacob Smith, below, at SMS Tower #22...


And believe it or not, it's the "Leon Brothers" doubled at SMS Tower #22!..


Leon x 2!...  L2R, Brandon and Steve...


And at SMS Tower #18 it is none other than Veteran LACo OL, Chris Ro...


At SMS Tower #17, OL Brandon Henry Snell with 14 rescues today!...


At Tower #16, on the ramp, OL Amanda Mohagan, and on the sand out front OL Jackson Hauty..


... and then we made a flip turn and headed back to SMS Tower #26 and along the way took some more photos, plus a video...



Below, Labor Day Designated Hitter-Veteran LACo OL, Marco Rodriguez, helping out at SMS Tower #16...



OL Amanda Mohagan making preventions...


OL Brandon Henry Snell practicing his first aid skills and helping a citizen with her abrasion on her knee...


An empty PHILZ COFFEE mojito...


The guards are mixing it up at Towers #20 and #22 to stay fresh and focused. Below, L2R,
Samm Lambour and Brandon Leon...


At SMS Tower #22, L2R, Steven Leon and Jacob Smith...


Now that looks like the way to set up some umbrellas and chill out in the shade on Labor Day!


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Double Prevent at SMS Tower #25: The Video


And then the sun finally sets on Labor Day 2015... as OL Ryan Aaronson explains to a patron how he recognizes a rip current...


OL Kevin Williamson, below, watching the water.....



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Labor Day 2015: The Sunset

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The sun has set but our lifeguards are still watching the water...


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Until next time.....


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(All photos and videos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2015.)

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