Getting the boat from land to sea.
Early morning prep work for the dory boat races at the Greatest Show on Surf.
Getting ready for that first cold dip.
Long Beach Lifeguard at the 2019 lifeguard competition at the San Clemente Ocean Festival.
Not avoiding the obvious
So wanting to make burger jokes. So many tasty options. Must... resist.
Competitor getting warmed up at the Ocean Festival lifeguard competition.
Competitors competing their event in the 2-man Rescue Relay.
Working on the balance for dory boat race entrance.
Before you paddle...
Gotta get the boat lined up.
Most of the boats had sponsors of some sort. The announcers just kept referring to this one as the 'white boat.'
Moving the boat
Getting the boat in position.
Tough to row when the boats are this close. The race was (arguably) decided on a collision out near the buoys.
Rowing and waves
Pushing through the surf.
Not ideal entry (I)
The race included three laps, with one member of each boat exiting and running to shore at the end of each lap. Returning to the boat on the fly was the challenge, and occasional hazard.
Not ideal entry (II)
Seconds after a related picture of the same crew.