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Lifeguards

Our site is ever evolving.  We noticed everytime we got a picture of a Lifeguard, a tower, the Baywatch, etc. we were looking for a place to put the picture.  So, we decided the Lifeguards needed their own page.  We will eventually migrate all the Lifeguard photos over to this page.


Life Guard Charlie; Spring of 2017; always vigilant...

Lifeguard Jamie watching the water and keeping a very "dialed-in" tower...

We love our Lifeguards, they take good care of us and we think they are the best in the world.  Here's Lifeguard David, Captain Tracey and Lifeguard Mark bandaging up a cut foot for Gidget...

Nothing makes a Lifeguard happier than being able to put up a great morning forecast for arriving beach patrons.  On November 5, 2012; Lifeguard Margaret was extra happy to tell us it was going to be 1-3 feet, hot and glassy...

A beautiful Winter day in March 2012 with sun, peeling waves and the Lifeguards on the Baywatch keeping a vigilant eye on us.  Thank-you Lifeguards...

February 2012; when we stay home and warm on those cold, blown-out days, our Lifeguards are still on duty.  Never be shy about stopping by and saying hi and "thank-you" for the job they do...

Lifeguard Captain Mike Inscore is one of the Captains in charge of the beach where we surf.  Some of us had the honor of attending the 2011 Lifeguard Medal of Valor awards at Redondo Seaside Lagoon and seeing Captain Inscore awarded the Medal of Valor.  The Los Angeles County Fire Department said this of Captain Inscore:  "Inscore was nominated for his incredible rescue of a cliff jumper. After local law enforcement agencies had spent all day looking for a missing woman, our lifeguards received the call and started their search. When they checked a location above a famous Cove surf spot, they spotted a pair of slippers and eyeglasses on the cliff's edge. Inscore, who was just to the east, took action. He said, "I got the ok, I'm going down the trail, keep an eye on me." Aided by only his "secret weapon" of soccer cleats, he went down the trail, and jumped down an eight-foot drop. Then he trudged through thick brush where he was able to make first contact with the woman, who was still alive. Inscore, with one of our paramedics, stabilized her so that she could be lifted to safety by helicopter. He truly went above and beyond the call of duty to save others."  Thank-you to Chris Miller of the Beach Reporter for the photo.

Lifeguard Charlie loves the art work on his tower this summer...

Warm water brings stingrays and swimmers; remember to shuffle your feet when wading.  Here, guards tend to a stingray victim soaking her foot in hot water and monitoring her vitals...

Strong surf with lots of inshore holes means lots of rescues for Lifeguards...

Mike is one of the Captains in charge of our section of the beach this year.  Like all the LA Co Guards, Mike is a super individual, always professional, always helpful and a great surfer too...

'Nothing like having a surfing Lifeguard on the Baywatch.  Not only do we feel extra safe but Brian here takes the time to stop, give us safety tips and the water temp; 58 degrees still, brrrr...

Most of us visit the beach in the early morning or afternoon when things are fresh and there are lots of happy people out.  Remember there are plenty of long, quiet late afternoons and early evenings when it can get pretty lonely in a tower.  Don't be afraid to stop by a tower once in a while and tell a Lifeguard "thanks" for all that they do...

Cindy, our Lifeguard for 2009 at Torrance Beach.  Setting up the swim area flags is part of a Lifeguard's morning duties.  Cindy always takes the time to carefully study the beach and find the safest location to post the swim area; as far from uneven bottoms and rip-tides as possible...

Another part of a Lifeguard's opening routine is to check the water temperature and fill the water bucket.  If you pay attention, you will always see a water bucket at the bottom of a tower ramp, it's for rinsing feet so as to not track sand up the ramp to the tower... 

Thanks to David Benetiz for the above photo: www.benitezphoto.com

Here is Brian.  Brian is a Paramedic Lifeguard and in this photo he was working as the deckhand on the Baywatch when he swung by Torrance Beach.  If you are lucky; you will see Brian on his day-off riding his Tyler hanging ten...

12/21/08     We think the Redondo Baywatch is the best looking Baywatch in the fleet.  This is Captain Kurt and his deckhand on the first day of winter making a visit to the Riviera Wave Riders and the Torrance Tower...

We are lucky to be watched over by some of the best lifeguards in the world.  There is an old saying: "never trust a lifeguard who doesn't surf".  All of our lifeguards surf; Greg here is one of them and he 'rips...