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Hey, The Movie Sharknado Killed 16!

After local sightings over the past few weeks of juvenile great white sharks along our coastal waters, the ELA wanted to shed some light...

The 10 Commandments of Surfing

Surfing is free and without boundaries. Surfing is about the pursuit of creativity and style. No government, no tickets, no referees, no...

Moonlighting as a Bootlegger...

We receive a lot of questions about the name,"Moonlight Bootleggers" and how is it associated with the Encinitas Lifesaving Association?...

Do the Dasyatididae Dance!

Or what we like to call the “Stingray Shuffle". The round stingray, or Urolophus halleri, is brown in color often mottled or spotted on...

Jelly Is Not Allways Sweet

Jellyfish are believed to have existed for more than 650 million years and have done so with no life sustaining organs such as a heart,...

Summer Time is Fullsuit Time!

Summer time, one would think, would be a time to relish the warmer waters off our coast. However, this is the time of year wetsuit...

TAR, The Sticky Stuff

Besides soft sand squishing between the toes of our beach goers we occasionally see tar stuck to the heels and toes of our walkers and...

On a Scale of 1-12 What Are You?

My forehead feels like it is on fire and my kids say I look like a wrinkled tomato, but I only was out in the sun for 15 minutes. What is...

Lifeguarding Creates Leaders.

Drowning remains the third leading cause of unintentional injury related deaths accounting for 9% of total global mortality according to...

ELA Water Safety Tips

In our great state drowning is the leading cause of injury and death for persons under 15 years of age and statistics suggest for every...