To any lifeguard I yelled at on 27th Street because I bodysurfed too close to the rock groin, I would like to apologize. http://www.chron.com/about/article/U-S-Coast-Guard-searching-for-missing-Galveston-11186970.php We already lost a swimmer this season. The story above has been updated on the Galveston Daily News website, but you have to subscribe (I do not) to see it. Found the dude dead. I sometimes get a little close to the rocks and get fussed at. There is a nice shallow place there that I like. However, I will try and understand how bad it would SUCK to have someone DIE while I was at work (if I was a lifeguard). It happens too much here. I can imagine being up there in the tower, scared to freakin death that some dufus is gonna go under, even in docile conditions, and just plain die. That would totally suck. Many of the guards here are pretty cool, and also surf. I usually get outa the wata and go talk to em if they're blowin their whistle at me, but I'm human, kinda. Sometimes I lose it, and go off. I apologize. Good luck out there, y'all.