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August, 2014  // Posts published in August, 2014

29 Aug Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Labor Day Advisory

Labor Day Advisory

Labor Day Advisory

With Labor Day upon us we’re expecting several hundred thousand people to be on the island this weekend. That’s a lot of chances to have something go wrong. Over the past couple of weeks there have been several rescues that we’ve had to make by the rock jetties despite our best efforts to keep people […]

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08 Aug Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Late Summer Safety

Late Summer Safety

Late Summer Safety

Late summer brings some real significant changes to the beachfront that can impact what you need to do to stay safe. In spring and Early to mid-summer we are almost overwhelmingly concerned with rip currents and keeping people out of them. As we move into hotter weather and calmer water conditions other concerns come into […]

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01 Aug Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on South Padre Island Competition

South Padre Island Competition

South Padre Island Competition

The drive to South Padre is long. After 5 hours or so we pulled into a truck stop to get some gas. It was over 100 degrees and the wind was blasting at nearly 30mph. Cowboys gawked as we got out of our lifeguard truck piled high with boards, buoys, flags and other competition equipment. […]

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