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Unique surf contest in San Clemente brings team format for lifeguards, junior guards – Orange County Register

Posted by | August 26, 2018 | Lifeguard Jobs, Lifeguards, Open Water Lifeguards, Surfing

Surfer Kieren McCarthy, right, and her team “Shred Some Gnar” prepare to compete as teams of one San Clemente lifeguard and three junior guards get together for a surf contest Sunday, Aug. 26, at the San Clemente pier. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)

Surfing is typically an individual sport — but a new contest in San Clemente brought a fun twist with a team format to the waves.The event, held on the north side of the pier on Sunday, Aug. 26, brought 32 lifeguards and junior lifeguards together to compete in teams of four. The older, more experienced guards, acted as team captains and pulled names out of a hat to determine their teammates. “We wanted something to integrate the lifeguards and junior lifeguards together,” said San Clemente Marine Safety Lt. Rod Mellott. “We thought ‘a surf contest kind of matches that.’”It seemed the concept was a popular one — all the slots were filled within 36 minutes of registration opening up, with a waiting list of 40 junior guards in just an hour.

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The California nonprofit teaching brown women how to find freedom in the water | The FADER

Posted by | October 18, 2017 | Surfing

Natasha Brown, Brown Girl Surf teaching volunteer

Early on a foggy August morning, a three-car caravan made its way from Berkeley, California, to Half Moon Bay, a coastal town 30 miles south of San Francisco. One car, a tiny Nissan Versa, belonging to Natasha Brown, was loaded with four surfboards. The other two cars held Shina Robinson, Ginger Cuevas, and me; we were headed to join a handful of other women at Miramar Beach for a surf session. The meet-up was organized by Brown Girl Surf, a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization based in Oakland and co-founded by Farhana Huq and Mira Manickam in 2011. Its original mission was to amplify the visibility of brown women who surf, but in what Manickam describes as a “river story” with many small streams joining in, the program eventually grew to teach brown women and girls how to surf and be active environmental stewards.  Read more by clicking the link below;

Source: The California nonprofit teaching brown women how to find freedom in the water | The FADER

Comments Off on Watch: Shark Breaches Beyond Surfers at Ocean Beach | SURFLINE.COM

Watch: Shark Breaches Beyond Surfers at Ocean Beach | SURFLINE.COM

Posted by | September 16, 2016 | Surfing

Cam Rewind shows unknowing dawn patrollers as a Great White leaps into the morning sun

Source: Watch: Shark Breaches Beyond Surfers at Ocean Beach | SURFLINE.COM

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New York Times on Man-Made Waves and Surf Parks

Posted by | September 9, 2016 | Surf Park, Surfing

What if everybody had an ocean, across the U.S.A.? Now, more so than ever in history, the world is talking about, investing in and developing man-made waves

Source: New York Times on Man-Made Waves and Surf Parks

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