Wednesday, October 28, 2015

No Laugh Olaf!...

Dateline: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

No Laugh Olaf!


(Hurricane) Olaf finally showed up overnite... Late for the party as usual.  He was due last weekend but alas Olaf had other plans apparently.  But show up he did! And the dude was in rare form too!...

And here are some photos from Santa Monica South, as well as a video to prove it.







SMS Tower #26...


*** Video Alert ! ***

 Olaf Is Swell: The Video

     https://youtu.be/RCdRERUu0T8




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Until next time.....


"County Recurrent" News
http://CountyRecurrent.blogspot.com

(All photos & video by & Copyright Will Maguire 2015.)

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Monday, October 19, 2015

World's Loudest Whistle!...


aka, the Bruce Moncrief (Ecuadorian Surf Lifesaving) Whistle (BMW)!...

Recently, I lost my Orange BMW when I had to hastily remove my sunglasses, shirt and cap to make a rescue at SMS Tower #28... true story!...

And so I had to find a replacement... so I sent an email to Bruce and he answered back with a photo with his feet up on a deck somewhere on the Pacific Coast of Ecuador where he annually volunteers his time as an ocean lifeguard...

"Bruce's Big Toe Pointing To A Rip!..."  Photo by & Copyright Bruce Moncrief 2015.

Bruce said he would send us a new story from his adventures in Ecuador this past Friday but he was just then heading out for Pizza, followed by a surf trip to Canoa the following day and would get back to us later.....

X-Ref;  FYI:  here's a previous post from Bruce about Ecuador, circa 2013...

http://countyrecurrent.blogspot.com/2013/02/lifeguarding-in-ecuador-by-bruce.html

Since I had to go to MDR this morning to get a new windshield parking sticker at the Beaches & Harbors office on Fiji Way, I stopped in at the "West Marine" store in Marina Village (right across from CPK) where Bruce told me I could pick up a replacement whistle.

This is the "WORLD'S LOUDEST WHISTLE!"  If someone is in the water and they don't hear you it is for one of two reasons:  (1) they are deaf; or (2) they are surfing and they are intentionally ignoring you (true story!)...  Veteran OL Justin Kirby uses one of these whistles and he swears by it, metaphorically speaking.

Follow along in the photo timeline and you too can own the World's Loudest Whistle for $9.99 plus tax.







... and if you are in the market for a waterproof bluetooth speaker... check out the RIPTIDE® speaker!...


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and if you need a new parking pass (and you are an active LACo OL/OLS), just down the road and towards the ocean on Fiji Way is the Dept. of Beaches & Harbors... which is, of course, adjacent to where our MDR based Baywatch Rescue boats are based (see additional photo below).

For a new parking pass: be sure to bring along your Driver's License, Vehicle Registration, your Lifeguard I.D., and your current parking pass/sticker.

 

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Until next time.....


"County Recurrent" News
http://CountyRecurrent.blogspot.com

(All photos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2015.)

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hurricane Oho Should Have Been Called Woh-Oh!...

Wow!, er, Woh!... Was that some Hurricane generated surf this past weekend or what?!...


Dateline: Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, Oct. 11th, 2015..... along Venice North and Santa Monica South...

 Saturday, October 10th:














Sunday, October 11th:







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x-ref:

     http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/oho-projected-to-move-northward-and-merge-with-complex-area-of-low-pressure-over-alaskan-gulf-hurricane-oho-on_132155/

Hurricane Oho - Recap!

    http://www.weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/tropical-storm-oho-hurricane-northwest-british-columbia

    http://www.theinertia.com/surf/hurricane-oho-delivers-utterly-perfect-surf-to-san-diego-and-the-rest-of-socal/

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Until next time.....


"County Recurrent" News
http://CountyRecurrent.blogspot.com

(All photos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2015.)

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Strafing Torrance/Redondo...

Dateline: Wednesday morning, Sept. 30, 2015...

On our way to Subaru Pacific in Torrance, we stopped by Torrance Beach and Ave C and conducted a reconnaissance to see what all the hoopla was about.  We figured we would certainly see Mel Solberg, but alas he was M.I.A.  We did see OL Pat Jacobson on a day off from the Fire Dept!  We saw a couple of other of LACoFD's finest lifeguards as well...


 Below, OLS Ron Corpus, watching the water like a hawk!...



Woh!  Pat Jacobson through the looking glass!...



Per Ron, the surf picked up  mid morning after a mushy start!...




Ave C !...




Below, OLS Mark Brill, on duty up top, watching the water like an eagle!...


Torrance/Redondo Tower Cheat Sheet, below...


*** Video Alert ! ***

 OLS Ron Corpus On Patrol: The Video

video

and we continued our walk back to Torrance and the surf was still looking real nice... so we took a swim...


... and when I got back to Torrance Station I found Ron back from his patrol and once again heading out into the sunlight!...


Below, the Summer 2015 Torrance/Redondo Crew Photo...


and then we departed... but not after having realized that this area is a slice of heaven on earth and it's no wonder Tom Fink doesn't talk about it!  :-)

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Until next time.....

"County Recurrent" News
http://CountyRecurrent.blogspot.com

(All photos & video by & Copyright Will Maguire 2015.)

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