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November 28, 2000
Ego will kill you if you don't watch out. I know. My ego darned near got me killed. In 1972, I wrote a book called "The Art of Body Surfing." Apparently, it caught the eye of an editor of Sports Illustrated. Anyway, just about the time my book came out, I received a call from a man who identified himself as a photographer from Sports Illustrated. He wanted to take some pictures of me at The Wedge because The Wedge had been featured in my book. I could hardly wait to drive over to The Wedge.
NEWS
May 30, 2001
-- Deepa Bharath A 12-year-old boy who was pulled from the surf by Newport Beach lifeguards last week after a big wave swept him and a 10-year-old girl off their bodyboards has died, officials said Tuesday. Daniel Quijada of Santa Ana swallowed too much water before he was rescued, said Newport Beach Fire Capt. John Blauer. The boy died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Children's Hospital of Orange County, two days after the incident, according to the Orange County coroner's office.
NEWS
December 28, 2007
The Newport-Mesa area received its fair share of news this year. Big waves, car accidents, and a high school athlete whose story and image went viral on the Internet were just a few of the stories that graced the front page. There are a few images we felt were the best 2007 had to offer. Big surf visited the coast of Newport several times this past year and provided an opportunity for Kent Treptow to capture a shot of a surfer almost getting swept away as a large wave hits the jetty at 30th Street during the last big swell to hit the area.
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By: Alicia Robinson | September 17, 2005
High tides and big surf left the Balboa Peninsula slightly soggy Friday morning, and city workers spent the day guarding against flooding over the weekend. The lakes and puddles that greeted Hiram Carrington surprised him when he went for a jog early Friday. He lives on Balboa Boulevard near 12th Street. "It's kind of unusual because I've never seen the waves come that far," he said. "It's kind of scary, I guess, for people that are homeowners right on the boardwalk."
NEWS
November 21, 2001
WEATHER FORECAST Under partly sunny skies today, the highs will reach about 73 degrees in Costa Mesa and 68 degrees in Newport Beach. It should also be a bit breezy today, with winds about 6 mph. Overnight lows will be in the high 50s. Thanksgiving will also prove partly sunny, but it'll be cooler, with highs in the mid-60s and lows in the mid-50s. Enjoy the warm turkey and pumpkin pie. Information:o7 http://www.nws.noaa.govf7 . BOATING FORECAST A small craft advisory is in effect for both the inner and outer waters today because of a large swell.
NEWS
By Amy Senk, Corona del Mar Today | September 4, 2012
The Labor Day holiday weekend, combined with warm weather inland, reports of big surf and the approaching school year, brought thousands of visitors to Newport beaches, according to a lifeguard official. “Bumper-to-bumper inbound traffic was reported throughout the afternoon on Sunday and Monday, combined with bumper-to-bumper traffic leaving the beach in the late afternoon, making it interesting to drive around the Newport Peninsula,” Lifeguard Battalion Chief Jim Turner said in an email.
NEWS
July 28, 2002
Surf's up. Like, way up, dude. As we speak, read, write, whatever, the local beaches are hosting one of those impromptu spectaculars that Mother Nature puts on now and then. I would have thought she'd be exhausted after the fires in Arizona and Colorado, but I guess not. Maybe she gets bored. She does her beach shows with waves, sand and rocks, after an opening scene with a hurricane or an undersea earthquake. This weekend, it's a hurricane -- Hurricane Elida, which is behaving badly about 1,000 miles southeast of us. When hurricanes huff and puff, giant surf is what you get, even a thousand miles away.
NEWS
By Kelly Strodl | December 5, 2007
The surf picked up in Newport Beach this Big Wednesday, although in different spots than expected. Some sets hit nearly 10 feet at the rocky groins near 28th and 30th streets. The Santa Ana River mouth was large but not rideable, local surfers said. Early-morning surfers saw rough murky waters in Newport Beach Wednesday morning. And things did not clean up until about 9 a.m. just as Surfline.com forecasters predicted. The surf was nowhere near clean enough as wave riders battled a wickedly strong current from the north.
NEWS
June 30, 2004
Deepa Bharath City officials are preparing for a series of high tides expected to generate waves close to 8 feet between now and the holiday weekend. Starting Tuesday night, high tides in the late evening hours, combined with heavy surf, could flood beachfront homes and businesses, said Dave Neiderhaus, the city's general services manager. "We have to watch the tides carefully and take the necessary precautions," he said. Last month, a deadly combination of high tides and big surf damaged vehicles in the Balboa Pier parking lot and flooded some of the homes, Neiderhaus said.
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By Amy Senk, Corona del Mar Today | September 4, 2012
The Labor Day holiday weekend, combined with warm weather inland, reports of big surf and the approaching school year, brought thousands of visitors to Newport beaches, according to a lifeguard official. “Bumper-to-bumper inbound traffic was reported throughout the afternoon on Sunday and Monday, combined with bumper-to-bumper traffic leaving the beach in the late afternoon, making it interesting to drive around the Newport Peninsula,” Lifeguard Battalion Chief Jim Turner said in an email.
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NEWS
December 28, 2007
The Newport-Mesa area received its fair share of news this year. Big waves, car accidents, and a high school athlete whose story and image went viral on the Internet were just a few of the stories that graced the front page. There are a few images we felt were the best 2007 had to offer. Big surf visited the coast of Newport several times this past year and provided an opportunity for Kent Treptow to capture a shot of a surfer almost getting swept away as a large wave hits the jetty at 30th Street during the last big swell to hit the area.
NEWS
By Kelly Strodl | December 6, 2007
The surf picked up in Newport Beach this Big Wednesday, although in different spots than expected. Some sets hit nearly 10 feet at the rocky groins near 28th and 30th streets. The Santa Ana River mouth was large but not rideable, local surfers said. Early-morning surfers saw rough murky waters in Newport Beach Wednesday morning. And things did not clean up until about 9 a.m. just as Surfline.com forecasters predicted. The surf was nowhere near clean enough as wave riders battled a wickedly strong current from the north.
NEWS
By: Alicia Robinson | September 17, 2005
High tides and big surf left the Balboa Peninsula slightly soggy Friday morning, and city workers spent the day guarding against flooding over the weekend. The lakes and puddles that greeted Hiram Carrington surprised him when he went for a jog early Friday. He lives on Balboa Boulevard near 12th Street. "It's kind of unusual because I've never seen the waves come that far," he said. "It's kind of scary, I guess, for people that are homeowners right on the boardwalk."
NEWS
June 30, 2004
Deepa Bharath City officials are preparing for a series of high tides expected to generate waves close to 8 feet between now and the holiday weekend. Starting Tuesday night, high tides in the late evening hours, combined with heavy surf, could flood beachfront homes and businesses, said Dave Neiderhaus, the city's general services manager. "We have to watch the tides carefully and take the necessary precautions," he said. Last month, a deadly combination of high tides and big surf damaged vehicles in the Balboa Pier parking lot and flooded some of the homes, Neiderhaus said.
NEWS
July 28, 2002
Surf's up. Like, way up, dude. As we speak, read, write, whatever, the local beaches are hosting one of those impromptu spectaculars that Mother Nature puts on now and then. I would have thought she'd be exhausted after the fires in Arizona and Colorado, but I guess not. Maybe she gets bored. She does her beach shows with waves, sand and rocks, after an opening scene with a hurricane or an undersea earthquake. This weekend, it's a hurricane -- Hurricane Elida, which is behaving badly about 1,000 miles southeast of us. When hurricanes huff and puff, giant surf is what you get, even a thousand miles away.
NEWS
November 21, 2001
WEATHER FORECAST Under partly sunny skies today, the highs will reach about 73 degrees in Costa Mesa and 68 degrees in Newport Beach. It should also be a bit breezy today, with winds about 6 mph. Overnight lows will be in the high 50s. Thanksgiving will also prove partly sunny, but it'll be cooler, with highs in the mid-60s and lows in the mid-50s. Enjoy the warm turkey and pumpkin pie. Information:o7 http://www.nws.noaa.govf7 . BOATING FORECAST A small craft advisory is in effect for both the inner and outer waters today because of a large swell.
NEWS
May 30, 2001
-- Deepa Bharath A 12-year-old boy who was pulled from the surf by Newport Beach lifeguards last week after a big wave swept him and a 10-year-old girl off their bodyboards has died, officials said Tuesday. Daniel Quijada of Santa Ana swallowed too much water before he was rescued, said Newport Beach Fire Capt. John Blauer. The boy died at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Children's Hospital of Orange County, two days after the incident, according to the Orange County coroner's office.
NEWS
May 1, 2001
The Newport Beach lifeguards, past and present, are having a get-together. It's too bad that Fred Barnette can't be there. If he were, he would undoubtedly tell about the two pains in the neck of his lifeguarding career in the early 1920s. I never saw Fred in the water. No one else ever saw Fred in the water, either. There were some who said Fred couldn't even swim. At the very least, his swimming ability was a mystery. Whatever his swimming capabilities, Fred was smart.
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