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The Lifeguards: A Reminiscence of West Coast Beaches in the 1950s Robert C. Baxley

The Lifeguards: A Reminiscence of West Coast Beaches in the 1950s

Robert C. Baxley

Published October 1st 1998
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Paperback
174 pages
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Early surfers became accomplished rough water swimmers because, with leashes an invention for the future, they spent a lot of time swimming after their boards. They quickly learned the advantages of using swift rip currents to get out to the breakMoreEarly surfers became accomplished rough water swimmers because, with leashes an invention for the future, they spent a lot of time swimming after their boards. They quickly learned the advantages of using swift rip currents to get out to the break and, when knocked off their boards, of swimming with the breaking surf to quickly get to shore (and retrieve their boards). Most of the early Ocean Beach/Sunset Cliffs surfers went on to become excellent ocean lifeguards because of their developed swimming strength and first hand knowledge of waves and rip currents, gained through their surfing adventures.Contents:1. Before I Was a Lifeguard2. May and Mrs. Miller3. Malcolm the Mooch4. Little Mike5. Charles W, Hardy: Our Captain6. Maynard7. Lamar Pops Boren8. Leonard Cooper9. Big Frank and the Bamboo by the SeaGena Grigg11. Remembering Dick Ryan13. Makapuu Mooks14. Swim in Front of the Green [email protected] Rescues and Recoveries16. Mouse and the Great White Shark17. Sunset Cliffs18. Kids and Rock Crabs19. Callahans Date20. The Birthday Party21. The Rock Off the Rosarito Beach Hotel22. The Cortez Bank23. Coronado Islands24. Surfing the Tijuana Slues with Killer Whales25. The Sacramento Reef26. Webbs and Big Al and Law SchoolConclusionWhere Arre They Now?