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VIDEO: Surf warriors

We never tire of watching footage of Coast Guard surf training.

The National Motor Lifeboat School is a Coast Guard training center that operates under the Office of Boat Forces and is near the mouth of the Columbia River at Cape Disappointment just outside Ilwaco, Wash.

The area, known as the "Graveyard of the Pacific," provides the training grounds for Coast Guard personnel learning to care for and operate a 47-foot motor lifeboat.

The Coast Guard recently posted this compilation, which shows what it’s like to be aboard a boat running headlong into ferocious surf.