1. Anonymous said: Did you know Ben Carlson?

    Yes, I worked with him a number of times

     

  2. Anonymous said: How does one become a Newport Beach life guard? Is it a section of the fire department?

    Hey, there are tryouts in March, every year: open water 1,000 yard swim. Then a sprint Run-Swim-Run. Then a Sprint Swim. You have to place in the top 30 combined to interview for the Basic a Lifeguard Academy, which is every weekend for like 6 weekends. From there, depending on how you rank, you might get activated to work in the towers for the Season.
    Newport Beach is a division of the Fire Department.

     
  3. Newport Beach Lifeguards…

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  4. Stoked to be working on a new project with @_terasu_ … It’s a new lifestyle media publishing platform for surf, snow, bike, health, food, and outdoor adventures… More to follow up in the very near future… #terasu

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  5. Catalina Day Trip with the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards…

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  6. Casino Point Freedive • Catalina Island

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  7. Beach too crowded? Go on your own private adventure!

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  8. So stoked I’m able to take part in the truck operator/boat deckhand certification class this year… I work with some of the most passionate and hard working individuals and I’m so excited to see where my generation of emergency responders takes us next… @newportbeachlifeguard @nbjg #respectandprotect

     

  9. Anonymous said: I'm confused are you a Hindu Pirate or something

    Nope

     
  10. Super fun day at work going on a rock rescue training exercise… I love my job… Newport Beach Lifeguards

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  11. Beach Day Fridays…

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  12. We had unbelievable clear water this morning on the Peninsula… Probably close to 25 ft. visibility out past the buoys… Pretty lucky to call this place home. @nbjg @newportbeachlifeguard #nbjg #respectandprotect

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  13. Tyler Critelli sliding along one Summer evening, not too long ago…

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  14. Had a really nice dive out in between the pier pilings this afternoon during our lunch break…

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  15. Afternoon Free Dive Adventure with Chris, annaehrgott and Margaux

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