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November, 2015  // Posts published in November, 2015

27 Nov Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Praker

Praker

Praker

Lifeguarding in the ’80’s was a different thing. Today, with a staff of almost 130, a strict policy and procedure manual, and a very long, intense, and comprehensive training course, we run one of the most professional beach guarding organizations in the country. The guards that make it through are reliable, committed, and professional. Of […]

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24 Nov Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Dolphin Story

Dolphin Story

Dolphin Story

I met a guy the other day who had an interesting story about a dolphin. He grew up as a surfer/swimmer/lifeguard in Southern California. Life happened- he blinked and he found himself married and working 70 hours a week as a very successful stockbroker in LA. Big parties, big money, drugs, fake friends, the entire […]

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14 Nov Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Lapse of Judgment

Lapse of Judgment

Lapse of Judgment

My daughter Kai and I were perched at the top of the drop-off laughing uncontrollably. She was in my lap and we were about to slide down the algae covered surface into a swirling pool of water. The water rushed past us as we barely kept ourselves from shooting down the natural slide. She is […]

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06 Nov Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

I wound my way through the 6 foot high coral heads looking at all the beautiful animals in the tidal pools. There were starfish of every imaginable color, really big sea urchins, and colorful fish trapped in the pools by the receding tide. The bright African sun shone down from a blue sky speckled with […]

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