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Dec-2-2014

Coast Guard rescues tired surfer near Cliff House


Left: Surfer waves from the water for help. Right: Coast Guard boat to the rescue! Photos by @AlicesTake

Around 2:51pm today, authorities received a call about surfer in distress in the waters off of Ocean Beach near the Cliff House.

The Coast Guard dispatched two, 47-foot motor boats to rescue the surfer who they say was fatigued because of the waves and the weather.

The surfer was cold but ok according to Coast Guard medical examiners, and refused any further medical attention once he was back on shore.

We’re not sure who would want to surf on a day like today with the heavy rains and wind. Not to mention that due to the rain, North Ocean Beach was closed due to Combined Sewer Discharge. Ick.

Sarah B.

[via KCBS]

5:52 pm | Posted under Ocean Beach | 5 comments
Oct-31-2014

Happy Halloween sunset


Photo by @ob_kc

7:15 pm | Posted under Ocean Beach, Photos | 1 comment
Oct-20-2014

Video: Drone’s eye view over Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach

It’s like someone made this video just for us… :) Nice views over Golden Gate Park including the Murphy Windmill, and some gorgeous shots of Ocean Beach at sunset with camp fires aglow.

Thanks to Rico for the tip.

Sarah B.

4:15 am | Posted under Golden Gate Park, Ocean Beach, Video | 1 comment
Oct-13-2014

It was burgers, pizza and ice cream at the 2014 LEAP Sandcastle Contest


The winning sand sculpture from Rooftop Elementary School

The 2014 LEAP Sandcastle Contest took place on Ocean Beach last Saturday. The contest pairs elementary school classes with professional contractors, engineers and architects to design a sandcastle that gets built on the day of the event.

The theme this year was “Food, Glorious Food” and after touring the sand sculptures, it was clear what’s on the mind of hungry kids – pizza, hamburgers, candy and ice cream. Not to mention sculptures of a few porky pigs meeting their demise.

Rooftop Elementary School took top honors this year for their Candyland sand sculpture. We also liked the “Food Map of San Francisco” by Skyline Elementary of Daly City which showcased the known foods of different city neighborhoods such as pizza for North Beach, a taco for the Mission, and sushi for Japantown.

Congratulations to all the schools and businesses that participated – it was another great year!

Sarah B.


The model created for Rooftop’s Candyland sculpture


A “hot dog” along with ketchup and mustard dispensers


Some hungry hippos

5:12 am | Posted under Events, Ocean Beach, Photos | 1 comment
Oct-8-2014

LEAP’s 31st annual sandcastle contest at Ocean Beach this Saturday


The 2013 best in show gold sculpture by The Chinese Immersion School at DeAvila

This Saturday, October 11, LEAP will host their annual sandcastle contest at Ocean Beach. Every year, professional architects, contractors and designers collaborate with teams of middle school students for the contest to raise money for LEAP’s art education programs. Last year the event raised $250,000.

This year’s theme is “Food, Glorious Food”. Before the event, teams meet with students in the classroom to develop ideas based on a set theme. Plans are finalized, clay models are shaped, team structure and schedules are defined, and tasks are assigned, all in preparation for the big day. On the morning of the event, the teams and students arrive and await the whistle that signals the start of the contest. As soon as it sounds, four hours of intensive building begin.

The contest begins at 10:30am, and the public is encouraged to come out and view the final sandcastle creations around 2:30pm, when judging begins and the beach is covered with sculptures. View photos from 2013

Good luck to all the participating teams! We can’t wait to see what you create this year.

Sarah B.


The sculpture and winning signage from George Peabody Elementary School

4:23 am | Posted under Events, Ocean Beach | 2 comments
Oct-2-2014

Photo: Sunrise birds at Ocean Beach


October 2, 2014. Photo by Vince M.

Getting their fill of Vitamin D…

11:07 am | Posted under Ocean Beach, Photos | Add comments
Sep-25-2014

Video: Stormy waters lead to multiple rescues at Ocean Beach Wed; two dead


UPDATE 9/26/14: The Chronicle reports that the son also died from the incident.

UPDATE 9/25/14: KTVU reports that the father who was pulled from the waves has been confirmed dead.

9:39 am | Posted under Ocean Beach, Video | Add comments
Sep-24-2014

Video: Seagull vs. Dungeness Crab

Ocean Beach, 9/21/14

11:30 am | Posted under Ocean Beach, Video | 1 comment
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