This morning while walking the dogs we stopped to watch the surfers at Olas Altas. One surfer was way far too the left near the rocks. I wondered what he was thinking and even asked Paul if he thought the surfer could catch a wave from there. It seemed a strange place to be. We headed back North and within a half block noticed a lifeguard on the beach removing his shoes. He strapped a bullet-shaped foam life preserver on and took off swimming. A few minutes later an ambulance, police car, and another lifeguard arrived. This lifeguard took off swimming, too.
A surfer headed over that way and helped the guy until the lifeguards arrived. Then the two of them towed the fairly large, balding man in to shore. When they got close enough in to wade, the man walked out of the water on his own. The large crowd that had gathered clapped congratulations for both lifeguards as they passed by. The man spoke to the medics and then was able to leave on his own. Of course the local news was there filming the excitement.
While watching we heard stories of several other people who were caught in a strange current over there. So all I will say is be careful. Don’t use a boogie board unless you are in good shape and watch the tide so you aren’t caught when it is going out. This story could easily have had a different (and terrible) ending!