Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Gabe Campos And the Brown Savage!...






Dateline: Tuesday evening, August 22, 2017 at Big Dean's on Ocean Front Walk at the foot of the Santa Monica Pier, friends and colleagues gathered for the Summer 2017 Santa Monica North area party that had a special presentation for the recently retired veteran LACo OL, Gabe Campos, namely, the coveted "Bronze Savage", which Gabe quipped earlier this summer he would prefer to be called the "Brown Savage"...





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Hey Jaro!...

     https://youtu.be/-z2Ax9MH4XY







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•  45 Years on the Beach...

      https://youtu.be/SFeyJVMeFqY


•   Gabe Campos & The Brown Savage...

     https://youtu.be/cyANgRMWhh4








Congratulations to Gabe!  You earned it!  Much happiness to you and yours in your retirement from ocean lifeguarding.

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Until next time.....


"County Recurrent" News
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(All photos and videos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2017.)

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday At Santa Monica South, August 20, 2017




We begin at SMS Tower #22... 

#Stretch!... and then please move out of this shot!  :-)



That's better!... OL Kevin Maxwell on duty at SMS Tower #22, and "watching the water!"





Tasty waves still holding along SMS...


Hey!... here comes Baywatch!!!...



SMS Tower #25, below. This tower opens later this morning at 1100 hrs...



Below, OLS Greg Crum on the deck of SMS 26... two towers away from where I am taking this shot and I swear he is looking right at me!  :-)  #BeastMode + #EagleEyes!


See what I mean!!!...   :-)


And looking in the other direction toward the Santa Monica Pier.  Please disregard the empty aluminum can in the foreground uncollected and ignored by the City of Santa Monica...


Hey!... wait a second!... they're back!...


... and another tasty little wave...



Team WaveStorm attempting to scale a 6 foot face, below.....


but did not make it!...




Below, last day on schedule this summer for LACo OL Rookie, Serafina King, who will be starting her first year at U of Wyoming soon!  Good luck, Serafina!  Two words of advice: Dress Warm!  :-)


And I wonder if this beach patron, below, is from Wyoming?!... Check out them boots!...


Below,  SMS rookie OL, Molly Garcia, on her workout at SMS Tower #18. Shown here watching the water while in "plank" position. She would switch to one arm planks later!  


Apparently, BUD LIGHT® sponsors this beach too!... or maybe it's just more #beachtrash uncollected by the City of Santa Monica.....


I made my way back to SMS Tower #22 for a swim and OL Kevin Maxwell was still watching the water!...


"But for the RED CUP!"...  A look toward the Santa Monica Pier near the water's edge will usually also expose #beachtrash which the City of Santa Monica does NOT daily dispose of, unfortunately... 


The OL out of Tower #25, below, has his rescue can up high so he can be seen!  Well done!...



Above and below, veteran LACo OL, Ian Pruitt, on foot patrol out of SMS Tower #24...







Below, Gone surfin' √ + Big Smile √ = Sunday Win...


Last but not least, a parting shot of SMS Tower 24 from behind the screen and shade at Perry's Cafe at the beach at 2400 Ocean Front Walk...


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Until next time.....

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

(All photos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2017.)

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