Author Archives: Nick Mardsen

History of Lifeguard Equipment & Clothing Over the Past 100 Years

In the Beginning: Lifeguard Equipment and Clothing Back in 1913 the beach lifeguards would row a small wooden rescue boat from the beach through the rolling surf to pull the stricken swimmers from the water. Rowing boats through waves and surf was slow and dangerous for both the lifeguard and the drowning victims. Throughout the […]

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Men’s Boardshorts & Women’s Swimsuits – Have the Right Threads?

Men’s Boardshorts & Women’s Swimsuits – Have the Right Threads? Looking for board shorts and swim suits that are made with all the right stuff? No matter what, our swimwear has come a long way from the days of vintage swim trunks, but that could mean a lot of different things depending on what you […]

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5 Surf Goals for 2017

Travel- 2017 is the year of travel. Mexico and Central America are high on my surf travel destinations list. They boast a plethora of world-class locations. Most even have the comforts of warm water, waves year round, and are relatively inexpensive. If you are living in Southern California a great way to find cheap airfare […]

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Protect Coral Reefs by Wearing Rash Guards

As watermen we are the protectors of the ocean. The ocean is our natural habitat, playground, and sanctuary; if we don’t do our best to keep it around for generations to come than who will? One of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems, coral reefs, is in danger of dying off and there may be a […]

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