-- Alex Coolman
Local beaches were pumping with a solid southwest swell Friday, with
clean weather conditions and 4- to 6-foot faces making for good surfing.
The swell activity was a little hazardous for inexperienced surfers
and swimmers. Capt. Eric Bauer of the Newport Beach Fire and Marine
Department said lifeguards made about 100 rescues Friday. The surf did
not produce the huge rescue numbers and serious injuries that accompanied