Quite a private weather station up there, around Rivera or so, IIRC:
Posts Tagged ‘ocean beach’
Why Doesn’t Frisco’s Deadly Ocean Beach have Lifeguard Towers? – IDK – Here’s the Substitute, the BEACH PATROLWednesday, June 15th, 2016
Well I guess the basic answer is that having SoCal-style, LIFEGUARD ON DUTY structures in Frisco is that it would cost a lot of money.
So there’s that. And I’ve also heard that having lifeguard towers around would send a message that OB is a safe place to swim. (And certainly it’s not. It’s not even a safe place to wade in.)
Anyway, here’s one of the trucks they send out when people go missing:
Innovation Capital Of The World is what some call us. Or rather it’s what some, effectively, pay the Mayor to call us. Is a pickup truck with a surfboard “innovative?” IDTS.
Anyway, here’s a newsflash about America’s Most Dangerous Beach from 18 years ago. Not much has changed since then. We have a few more signs now, but otherwise…
Welcome to Frisco, SFPUC
All right, I’m off to OyShaughnessy Dam for a little picnic with Miss OyShaughnessy. I’ll pick her up at the Cathedral Building on California and then we’ll drive down OyShaughnessy and then go past the OyShaughnessy Seawall. And then I’m going to help track down her sister.
Brigid seems real nice!
Our US Coast Guard Trains over Ocean Beach on a Dreaded Sunny Day – Any and All “Rogue Waves” Dealt With, With AplombThursday, April 7th, 2016
Here you go:
Here’s the first Dolphin / Dauphin chopper:
And here’s the other:
Thanks, Coast Guard!
Did a “Rogue Wave” Overturn SFFD Marina District’s Rescue Boat? CERTAINLY NOT – How About a Sneaker, Sleeper or Set Wave Instead?Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
“There has been speculation among officials that the boat capsized due to a large, rogue wave, although the matter is still under investigation.”
Non, non, non!
“Rogue waves (also known as freak waves, monster waves, episodic waves, killer waves, extreme waves, and abnormal waves) are large and spontaneous surface waves that occur far out in open water, and can be extremely dangerous, even to large ships such as ocean liners.”
Ocean Beach aint in open water, right?
So SFGov spokesmodels should pick a different adjective.
How about sneaker wave? You know, the kind that sneak up on the unwary. Or sleeper wave, for the sleepyheaded mariner. Or set wave, if you’re a surfer.
Speaking of which, take a look:
I suppose, if you don’t know what you’re doing, then you could try to pass the buck by calling this a rogue wave (or an Act of God). But that would just go to show that you didn’t know what you’re doing.
Oh here we go, CNN does my job for me here.
How common was the wave what overturned our rescue boat? Was it a once in a day wave, or a once every ten years wave? IDK. But it certainly wasn’t a rogue wave.
If only we had a highly trained branch of the US military stationed nearby, standing by to help people in the water…
Semper Paratus, Gentle Reader
Yeah, me right near the beach
Right near my reach is the fire for the streets
If the feds test me, me gwan take aim
Crunch like Nestle, Snipe from the planes
Snipe like Wesley, punch like Hawaiian
Snipe from the planes, yeah we shoot while we flying
Take a look, here’s what our Feds have planned for Ocean Beach:
Or, IOW, San Francisco is for plovers:
Let’s take a look to some of the reasons why the Feds want to protect things and critters from dog owners. Here are some Western Snowy Plovers up north at Crissy Field:
Dogs mess with the boids, that’s the problem:
Now let’s head over to Ocean Beach. These aren’t snowy plovers, but the dogs don’t care:
Actually, that’s one of the beefs of some of the unhinged dog activists, that volunteers keeping track of these critters can’t tell a rare plover from a quite-common sanderling…
…but it’s real easy IRL.
Here we go, Ocean Beach again:
There are pros and cons to banning dogs from most of Ocean Beach of course.
But so far, attempts to fix things, like this…
…haven’t really worked…