Kelly Slater status
- Feb 25, 2020
A marine safety officer made me swim out and tell an old guy who was snorkeling fine under the pier to come in. I felt stupid.Few socal beaches have the same rule.
Watched a guy in Laguna go out for a morning swim in beautiful glassy 2' surf. We were only two on entire beach. Lifeguard kid, maybe 22, comes running full blast down beach and dives in like he's got to rescue someone. Then starts yelling at the guy to get out of the water as swimming is closed until certain time. The guy told the kid to fook off and started kicking water in his face and yelling at the kid as he swam away from him. The lifeguard came back to the beach looking dejected.
I get that it's easy to drown under the pier and it happens fairly regularly, but people need to accept the consequences for their actions. It's such a litigious society though.