Tag Archives: Earn your salt

Sep
25
The watermen crew takes on Chicama…

SEPTEMBER 26,2018 WATERMEN CREW: CHICAMA PERU SURF TRIP Let’s state the obvious here, this is one wave you’ll dream about forever and our crew is stoking to surf it. Chicama is best known for having the longest wave in the world, then you can mosey over to Pico Alto for one of the biggest waves […]
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Jun
08
Knowledge of a Pool Lifeguard

Lifeguards know what kind of swimmer you are before you even hit the water! Lifeguards recognize potential at-risk swimmers by the way the way they approach the water. Strong swimmers will approach the water full of confidence. Confident swimmers usually enter the water in one fluid motion; they will jump, dive or even run to […]
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Apr
02
Why Lifeguard Uniforms are the Color they are, and how that’s Changing

Ergonomics is a fancy word for scientific studies conducted to understand the interactions of humans and other elements of a system. The ergonomics study done recently for lifeguard personnel questioned what color uniform (boardshorts or swim suits) lifeguards or other first responders should wear to be noticed in a crowd. In 2009 the study declared that […]
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Mar
13
Why You Shouldn’t Swim or Surf After it Rains?

Ever hear the warning ‘don’t swim or surf after it’s rained’? Runoff Rain Water This is because of the surface runoff in rainwater, created by urbanization. This runoff is a major source of flooding and water pollution in urban communities worldwide. Surface street run off waters are dumping serious amounts of bacteria, human and animal waste overflow and hundreds of pounds […]
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Jan
16
Stingray Stings Are Still Rampant on The Coast

Stingrays are still abundant along the coast. Record breaking numbers of people getting stung have been reported every day. New Years day one year ago 20 people got stung at Newport Beach compared to an incredible 127 this year, and nearly 400 people in one week got stung in Huntington Beach. What’s Behind the Surge […]
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Dec
27
So, You Want to Be a Lifeguard? Understanding Lifeguard Duties

Millions of visitors and locals hit the beaches, lakes, rivers and pools each year. But sometimes we need a little help, and there are lifeguards in place to do just that. No matter what kind of lifeguard you are, your one number task is not rescuing people, instead your main duty is to prevent and […]
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