North Shore Lifeguard Association

3105, 2009

Oahu & North Shore Jr. Lifeguard Surf Live Saving Program 2009

By |May 31st, 2009|Surf Happenings|0 Comments

2004, 2009

Oahu & North Shore Surf Live Saving Jr. Lifeguard Program

By |April 20th, 2009|Oahu & North Shore Surf Live Saving Jr. Lifeguard Program, Surf Happenings|0 Comments

2503, 2009

North Shore Lifeguard Annual Bodysurfing Contest at Pipeline

By |March 25th, 2009|North Shore Lifeguards, Surf Happenings|0 Comments

The North Shore Lifeguards are the best watermen in the world saving the lives of thousands of visitors to the North Shore each year. They also organize a bodysurfing contest at the Pipeline on an annual basis. Below is a short summary of the contest written by contest director Rick Williams as well as photos.

Group Photo
North Shore Lifeguards
Bodysurfing Action!

2009 ke kaha nalu hanana ‘o ehukai….when translated literally means bodysurfing experience at pipeline. this seasons event was recently held in very contestable 1-3 foot peaks in front of the lifeguard tower. a record 60 men and women put on a display of waveriding grace, despite the difficult wave size. once again the two man rescue race proved to be the highlight of the afternoon. congratulations to watermen Mike Stewart, Jeff Hubbard, and Ikaika Kalama for schooling all the rest of us…aloha

Bodysurfers getting ready to compete at
the Pipeline on the North Shore of oahu
A beautiful day on the beaches of the North Shore

901, 2009

How to be a Jr. Lifeguard on the North Shore of Oahu

By |January 9th, 2009|How To Be A Jr. Lifeguard on the North Shore of Oahu, How To Do Things Related to Surfing|0 Comments

The City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii offers it’s Jr. Program each summer. Classes last a week each and are open to children 13-17 years of age who can swim 500 yards in less then 10 minutes and have had a physical exam within the past 6-months. The North Shore Jr. Lifeguard Program is so successful that the North Shore Lifeguard Association has created created a video to teach even more children and adults basic lifesaving skills. You can watch the teaser below on You Tube or visit Explore TV and watch the whole 2o-minute video . Although, I’m slightly biased, Rick is a friend and I’ve volunteered for the program in the past, this video is amazing. My 7-year old nephew has watched the video at least 6 times and now knows what a first responder is and most impressively to call 911 when someone is in trouble or unresponsive.

Directed, by Rick Williams, Produced the North Shore Lifeguard Association and Made Possible by a Grant from the Annenberg Foundation

Watch the whole version on Explore TV