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November, 2014  // Posts published in November, 2014

28 Nov Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Winter Is Here

Winter Is Here

Winter Is Here

Water temperature in the 50’s is a game changer. Even our hard core surfers don’t last long with the 3 millimeter wetsuits most Texans wear, and the only swimmers we encounter seem to be Russian or Canadian. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and got to spend time with people they care about. This […]

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21 Nov Beach Safety, GIBP News | Comments Off on Aloha Doc

Aloha Doc

Aloha Doc

As a wide eyed 16 year old surfer, I made my first pilgrimage to the west coast in 1980. I flew into LAX and hitchhiked down the California coast while camping, absorbing the west coast lifestyle of the day, and surfing at all the famous spots I’d read about in the magazines. During that trip […]

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14 Nov Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Low Profile

Low Profile

Low Profile

One of the most interesting of our 111 guards is Jeff Lewis, who has been with the Beach Patrol for 20 years and works part time as a seasonal Supervisor. I like having Jeff on staff for many reasons. He’s a very competent, professional, and experienced lifeguard. But he’s also someone who is a great […]

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07 Nov Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Frat Story

Frat Story

Frat Story

The freshman sat in his dorm room on the bed as the 3 older guys formed a semi-circle around him. They all wore khaki pleated pants, button-up shirts tucked in, topsiders, and neatly parted hair; contrasting sharply with the surf shirt, baggy shorts, scruffy hair, and flip flops that the younger guy wore. “You can’t […]

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