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San Luis Pass  // Posts tagged as "San Luis Pass"

13 Oct Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Double High Tides

Double High Tides

Double High Tides

Last weekend was the final day for the seasonal lifeguards to work. This means no more towers or tower lifeguards until next March. We’ll still have patrol units staffed with our fulltime guards out until December, and they’ll be back out patrolling on February 1st. We’ll also respond to 911 calls anytime day or night […]

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27 May Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Ready for Memorial

Ready for Memorial

Ready for Memorial

It’s hard to believe that we’re already to Memorial Weekend! With all the strange weather this spring it seems like summer just pounced on us. If you’re one of the several hundred thousand we’ll see on the beach this weekend remember to be safe while you’re out having fun. Specifically, swim near a lifeguard, stay […]

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06 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Winter Dangers

Winter Dangers

Winter Dangers

For those who have not heard, there was a terrible accident last weekend involving a couple of kayakers in West Bay. The Galveston Daily News did a comprehensive story on it, but in a nutshell two kayakers were capsized by strong currents and one managed to make it to a channel marker post where he […]

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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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02 Jul Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on 4th of July Tips

4th of July Tips

4th of July Tips

If you’re like several hundred thousand others, you’ll be heading to the beaches on or near Galveston and Bolivar Peninsula this weekend. For many, the beach is a perfect place to spend time with your friends and family while you enjoy some Texas or Tejano style BBQ, surf, and sand. Some 3-500 thousand people will […]

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30 May Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Memorial Magic

Memorial Magic

Memorial Magic

Somehow it all came together for Memorial Weekend. The beach cleaning crews worked from midnight until people started crowding the beaches in the morning to remove the Sargassum from the shoreline. By first light the beaches looked pretty good. We finished the last little part of the new lifeguard training Friday night and the rookie […]

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15 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on San Luis Pass Patrol

San Luis Pass Patrol

San Luis Pass Patrol

Spring break got off to a slow, cold start this year. But we all know how fickle the weather can be in March and it pays to be prepared. Sure enough, each time the wind slowed down or the sun even hinted that it might come out people started appearing all over the beach. Fortunately, […]

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03 Mar Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules

Four heavy duty water barricades were interlocked and stretched across Boddecker Drive just before the entrance to East Beach. Captain Tony Pryor sat in his Beach Patrol truck working security. His job was to keep cars from entering East Beach. In years past we’ve had problems in the beach parks after the Strand area was […]

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