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Oct
31
How to Stay Warm When Swimming in Cold Water?

How can they do it? How can people will themselves to take off their clothes and get into icy cold water? Are they crazy? Cold water, cold weather and cold bodies, nothing stops the true watermen. Lifeguards and Coast Guards must perform dangerous icy water winter rescues and participate in winter tri-outs and practice rescues […]
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Oct
06
What to Pack for Surfing in Baja?

Baja California Mexico is a surfers paradise but also a brutally harsh environment for humans to survive in. Adventures in Baja, away from the main towns, are not for the air conditioning hotel going types. Dirt is everywhere, cacti are everywhere, and there is no fresh water to speak of. No wonder it hasn’t been […]
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Sep
11
What a True Watermen Wears

Watermen…true Watermen… the term is sought after, respected, yet the TRUE definition has remained a mystery. The earliest use of the term started in the 12th century and was used to describe the water ferry drivers who fared passengers across dangerous waters in some of the most volatile weather conditions imagined. It has since become […]
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Sep
07
Surfing: How Weightlifting Can Help You Master Waves

The common surfer in the weight room at the gym did not used to be commonplace. A surfer has been more of a counterculture icon in many places throughout the country. There are more and more surfers hitting the weights as it can actually help them master control on the waves that before they could […]
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Aug
30
4 Beach Essentials of the Seasoned Beachgoer

Look at the different people hitting the beach. What do you see? You see those on vacation, tourists and those who may be at the beach for the first time. You have the locals who look like they have beach written all over them. They have the right beach attire, shoes, shorts, and even sun […]
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Aug
03
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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