Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Strafing Venice...


Dateline: Tuesday morning, June 20, 2017 around 11 a.m.....  at the Avenues, including a cursory audit of the Venice JG's!


















Overcast skies. Fog sticking around along the coastline...

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Until next time.....


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(All photos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2017.)

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

SMS Summer 2017 - Day #1

 


Dateline: Sunday morning, June 18, 2017 along Santa Monica South. The First Day of Summer Schedules, Summer 2017!... Below are the photos plus one video which I took while on this off duty audit of SMS!...


DO THE SHUFFLE!... First Stingray Injury of Summer 2017 along SMS happened at just about 0920 hrs at Tower #22! 


Tough kid this 18 year old surfer with the stingray injury... not his first either, according to him.


Back up was called which included our lifeguard units and SMFD in their ATV...


I continued my walk toward the pier and noticed one of the Baywatch rescue boats off of Tower #17...


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Baywatch on Patrol: The Video

     https://youtu.be/0yXQJvcf6VM

And then I continued on toward the Santa Monica Pier...


SMS Tower #16, below...


Captain on duty keeping an eye on the stingray injury at Tower #22...


2nd buoy swim audit of my new DMC Fins (see below).  Love em!  On the way back to shore I slipped the left fin off to see if there would be any banging of the other foot by the blade of the fin.  Only a couple of grazes to my left big toe. Definitely no banging on top of my left foot my the fin on my right foot.  Also, caught another great right hand wave out front of SMS Tower #26 and a cute young female distance swimmer watched and when I came up from the tumble wet finish... she exclaimed with a big smile, "How fun is that?!"...  True story but also, albeit, the end of this story...




SMS Tower #27, below...


SMS Tower #28, below...


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Until next time.....

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(All photos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2017.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Santa Monica South: Lunch Break Audit




Dateline: Thursday, June 15, 2017, during my lunch break... I walked from CSHQ to SMS Tower #26, did a buoy swim with my new DMC Fins  (Awesome!) and naturally took some photos of the beach, the ocean and some of the on duty lifeguards along Santa Monica South.... starting with 2017 Rookie, Marcus Rodarte, at Tower #16 below...


Lifeguard, below, on a paddleboard workout...



OL Baldwin (off camera) makes a bunch of preventions off of Tower #20 when a group of kids and their adult chaperones venture out a bit too far in the surf line...





SMS Tower #26, the venue for our buoy swim today...


Partially staged photo, below, which includes the on duty foot bucket at SMS Tower #26 (not staged), the rescue can propped in the sand (not staged), and my new DMC swim fins which I really like due to the fact that they are (a) easy on the feet, (b) the blades offer excellent propulsion and, (c) most importantly, in my opinion, because the blades are not too wide they do not bang against each other while kicking.



Back for his second term, er, summer on SMS as Senator... OL Zach Senator!


Below, a beach patron taking wind sprints to the next level!...






Veteran OL Pedro Caldas sweeping off the ramp at SMS Tower #16...


Below, OL Ridout gets a ride on the back of the Captain's truck to his next shift location...



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Until next time.....


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(All photos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2017.)

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