Saturday, November 28, 2015

USLA Goes To Hawaii... Photo Reconn.

Friday, November 13, 2015...
Waikoloa... on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The grounds at the Marriott Waikoloa, the host hotel for this USLA Event
The editorial staff along with a staff photographer strafed the Fall 2015 USLA Board of Director's Meeting held at the Marriott Waikoloa mid-morning to see what the heck was going on and we were not disappointed.


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USLA iPad Video #1

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Event Sponsors were set up in one of the conference rooms... MAUI RIPPERS board shorts looked to be very well constructed.  Heads up, Chief Moseley and Assnt. Chief Boiteux... Maui Rippers said they are open to discussing a deal for their board shorts... just sayin'...




DaFin was on hand, er foot, too...   Did you know that they make a junior lifeguard/kid size DaFin?  I was informed that they do and that they are very popular with various JG programs around the country.


I got a 50% discount on their heel pad/leash combo! Regularly $20, I paid only Ten Bucks!...


Note: we first noted these DaFin heel pads this past summer along Venice South when we caught up with the notorious local Ave-26 Beach Gang...

file photo, Summer 2015...






and then we turned around and saw a familiar face entering the room... and so we took his photo, of course, and followed him into the meeting hall...



Aha!... look who is at the USLA Meeting after all?!...   :-)


During a coffee break we rounded up five of LACo's best!... both active and retired.






On shore water safety demonstrations by the Hawaii State Lifeguard Assn...




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•  USLA iPad Video #2

... a 360 degree view of the crowd gathered for the Hawaii Lifeguard Water Safety Demonstrations...

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•  Hawaiian Jet Ski & Sled Rescue Demo: The Video

     https://youtu.be/p5dgTLiksy8


And then the H2O Oxygen Mask sponsor broke out a huge suitcase full of their all in one mask-snorkel for attendees to try... including this enthusiastic ocean lifeguard...


 and then the party was On!...


... and then we ducked out but not before looking back and getting a shot of the gathered USLA Fall Meeting attendees gathered on the beach at A Bay at Waikoloa for the water safety demonstrations shown above.


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Until next time.....


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

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

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday: Strafing Santa Monica South AND Venice South...

Black Friday, November 27, 2015...

We began our reconnaissance this afternoon at CSHQ and then walked to SMS Tower #26 and back...








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 SMS 360 Degrees: The Video

     https://youtu.be/3wF6vANEDUI

Below, SMS Tower #20, OL Bill White on duty...



Thereafter, we plotted our course with our next destination as Venice Pier...


Arrival at Venice Pier... check out the berms to protect the parking lot and adjacent businesses and residences along Venice South...



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Black Friday At Venice Pier: The Video

     https://youtu.be/Ujcsu_b67mw

Below, OLS Eric Liberty on duty "watching the water" at the Venice Pier...



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The View From Venice Pier: The Video

     https://youtu.be/ipQzHLtygbc

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http://CountyRecurrent.blogspot.com

Lifeguard T-Shirt Remnant from "back in the day"...

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

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Morning After...

Wed., Nov. 4, 2015... around 9 a.m....  SMS Reconn... the morning after the fast moving late afternoon rain, hail, thunder and lightning storm.....

Starbucks Seasonal "Red" Cups are back!...



Stoked to see that Beaches & Harbors painted over the graphitti and profanity on the front of Tower #16 below that we noticed and reported this past Monday, Nov. 2nd.


Approaching the Pico-Kenter Storm Drain...


Pico-Kenter Storm Drain outfall... the morning after...  yuck!

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Pico-Kenter Storm Drain, Nov. 4, 2015: The Video

     https://youtu.be/HwEcM6C1sSo





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Nag Nag Nag: The Video

     https://youtu.be/_itsArerWQI

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Below, "Witness the fitness!..."




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Ocean Park 26: The Video

     https://youtu.be/rGYLs_1jizU


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Nag Nag Nag: The Sequel

     https://youtu.be/Xnj3w4Mp2pQ


On our return trip, we noticed the beach sanitation staff open up the Pico-Kenter Storm Drain to the ocean so that the accumulated sludge and debris can drain to the ocean...  Double Yuck!...  If it were me, I would have raked away the heavier debris, trash and recyclable plastic and collected it so that it did not drain out to the ocean... just sayin'...




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

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

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