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August, 2015  // Posts published in August, 2015

28 Aug Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on C-Sick Rescues

C-Sick Rescues

C-Sick Rescues

Brian Jarvis, of C-Sick Surfing, and his crew of surf instructors are a fixture at the 43rd street groin. They were teaching lessons early on a Sunday morning when they heard screaming off the end of the jetty. Looking up they saw 5 people in distress. They raced out to help, reaching them just as […]

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21 Aug Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Monofilament

Monofilament

Monofilament

A network of agencies, including the Beach Patrol, deal with a number of environmental hazards including underwater obstructions, petroleum products, bacteria, and containers full of toxic material. But one of the most critical to wildlife is monofilament- a single-strand, strong, flexible plastic that is clear or tinted blue, pink or green. John O’Connel runs the […]

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14 Aug Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on National Championship

National Championship

National Championship

The early morning light glimmered across the water, bathing the line of figures in a coppery glow. Each of them carried a narrow, sleek racing board under their arm. They were coiled and vibrating until the whistle blew and they exploded in a blur as they raced out into the water. First they high stepped […]

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