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Welcome to the Online Headquarters of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol.

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Updates, Events, and Information
Tryout Time

Tryout Time Lifeguard tryouts are this Saturday! I’m relieved we’re finally to this point. Spring is always ...

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Pleasure Pier Rescue

Pleasure Pier Rescue The waves weren't that big but there was a steady current running from east ...

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Easter Tragedy

Easter Tragedy Easter was a beautiful day on the beach. It was sunny and warm with ...

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Teamwork

Teamwork Calvin Stevens Jr., a new parking attendant, rode his Segue up on the seawall. ...

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Spring break Sand

Spring break Sand If you’ve braved the seawall during Spring Break you’ve seen the beach getting bigger ...

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Salute to Officer Chris Sanderson

Salute to Officer Chris Sanderson As I drove down the row of towers checking on the guards I heard ...

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Wave Watchers

Wave Watchers The Beach Patrol has been fortunate for many, many years to have great support ...

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Galveston Beaches and their History

Galveston Beaches and their History   I mentioned in a previous column that when I started working for the Beach ...

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Jesse Tree Support Network Fundraiser

Jesse Tree Support Network Fundraiser Scanning the searchers briefly, I then turned to see with relief that a tent ...

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Kayak Rescue

Kayak Rescue The wind was blasting from the west. The sand pelted the lone figure as ...

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Wave Watchers

Wave Watchers Saturday afternoon I got a phone call from my friend Mark Porretto. He told ...

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Go Texas Beaches!

Go Texas Beaches! Some exciting things to do with ocean safety are happening in Texas right now. Galveston ...

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Snowboarding Fun

Snowboarding Fun Moving into position, I dropped in. There was a moment of free-fall and my ...

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Beach Re-nourishment Project

Beach Re-nourishment Project We're all about to get a big Christmas present.   The start of the the much ...

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Winter Weather

Winter Weather It's unbelievable that the water stayed in the 70s until December this year. There ...

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