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July, 2015  // Posts published in July, 2015

31 Jul Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Ellie Cherryholmes

Ellie Cherryholmes

Ellie Cherryholmes

One of the things that’s such a privilege about my job is getting to see so many people enter our program at 10 as a Junior Lifeguard, and blossom into truly exceptional people as they move up through the program and enter adulthood. Allow me to introduce you to Ellie Cherryhomes. Ellie is the youngest […]

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24 Jul Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Naked Lady

Naked Lady

Naked Lady

The heat was kicking in as late afternoon settled over the beach. Tempers were getting frayed as sunburned, dehydrated, families packed up their stuff and got ready for the long, sandy ride back to Houston. Lifeguards had been busy all day with a persistent current pulling people towards the rocks and small choppy surf keeping […]

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17 Jul Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on SHARKMANIA

SHARKMANIA

SHARKMANIA

Ahhhhhh….. SHARKMANIA! With the sensationalism of the shark attacks on the Carolina coast it seems like everyone is on the lookout. Social media adds to the drama and we often get calls from reporters about sightings that they hear about. There was a good one floating around recently about a huge Great White that was […]

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10 Jul Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Beach Tips

Beach Tips

Beach Tips

I’ve noticed that many websites have a “helpful tips”, or a “frequently asked questions”. After the busy 4th of July weekend (and all the goofy stuff people ask and do!) my staff and I have compiled a tentative list for our website. Keep in mind that this is a very rough draft and probably needs […]

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The 4th

The 4th

Summer is flying by. There have been so many people on the beach that even weekdays feel like weekends. As busy as it’s been even all of our rookie lifeguards have gotten a good amount experience under their belts which helps things run smoothly. We’re already to the 4th of July weekend! The beach has […]

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