Role Model Series with The San Clemente Lifeguard & Junior Guard Foundation
June 22, 2019: Safety First! If Something Happens, Will You Know What to Do?
Led by San Clemente resident and World Surf League physician Dr. Warren Kramer and featuring our San Clemente lifeguards, big wave charger Rusty Long, ocean safety expert and instructor Morgan Hoestery, and lifeguard/professional surfer and emergency room nurse Marissa Shaw, this event will focus on what everyone needs to know if something goes wrong when we are out swimming, surfing, etc. Our role models will talk about ocean conditions awareness, how to be in the best shape for ocean sports, breath holding techniques, what to do if your friend gets hit by their board and other important safety lessons.
July 20, 2019: Let’s All Share the Stoke!
This event will celebrate being stoked on the beach lifestyle, surfing etiquette, the concept of everyone should be able to enjoy the water, anti-bullying and the importance on “sharing the stoke” by caring for our environment and giving back. Our MC for this event is Laylan Connelly, an avid ocean enthusiast, San Clemente resident, surfer and Orange County Register reporter. Our role models will include San Clemente’s Gudauskas brothers, local pro surfer Crosby Colapinto, local supergroms Sierra Downer, Tyrone Fomenko and Nate Pierce, surfer/paddleboarder Jaysea DeVoe and high school Surfrider Foundation representative Zach Meyler.
August 10, 2019: Girl Power in the Ocean!
This event will empower our young waterwomen by exposing them to positive female surfing, SUP, paddleboard racing, lifeguarding and ocean lifestyle role models. Our MC for this event is Rosy Hodge, World Surf League commentator, former professional world tour surfer and San Clemente resident. Attendees will meet professional womens’ surfing competition pioneer, attorney, author, broadcast journalist and law professor Patti Paniccia, San Clemente surfing legend Sheri Crummer, Candice Appleby, the winningest female SUP athlete in history, San Clemente supergrom Mia “Mouse” McLeish and other pro surfers and waterwomen.