thanks Chris. I've fought many battles with the Southside guards -- they just don't respond to logic. The policy is not going to change until the personel changes. The older guards have been running a tight show for so long -- most of the DNREC administration either doesn't care or is unwilling to change.

I emailed the Department of Denrec Commissioner a 5 page letter along with attachments from other lifeguards -- even lifeguards with similar situations (OCI) where there was a jetty and surfers were given the opportunity to hug the rocks. I tried to explain how it was more dangerous to put us in a zone with swimmers --- it would be easier to move us to where the better waves were breaking --- taking the danger away from the swimmers and giving us what we wanted -- thus making everyone happy.....

hence to say my requests were ignored. thank you steve, jordan oboyle and micah sklut for representing lifeguards.