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Coast Guard Surfmen Charge Huge Waves

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One of the Coast Guard’s most challenging and daunting tasks is operating rescue vessels in surf and heavy seas. The Coast Guard only certifies approximately 10 surfmen per year, who must undergo an extensive, demanding qualification process. Once they are certified, they must prepare for rescue missions by training in surf and learning to take waves over the bow.

On January 24, 2022, the Coast Guard Golden Gate Sector charged huge waves during a training session at Ocean Beach, California. You can watch footage from the day in the video below.  

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