Just finished my 12th season lifeguarding for the City of San Diego, where I was stationed at Windansea and Blacks Beach.
Had the opportunity to work with inspirational watermen who are skilled lifeguards and good friends.
There was plenty of surf to keep us in the water every day. Our crew of four guards made more than 300 water rescues. We also responded to numerous serious medical aid calls.
Toward the end of the season we had the biggest south swell hit Windansea that I can remember. It put all of our training to good use.
Mental rescues, amigos!
Photos: Will Sooter, Michael Sangiolo, Aaron Goulding, Bruce Jameson