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Cortes Banks surfing expedition hosted by Garrett McNamara. Ms. Shawn Alladio conducts the recoveries on a Kawasaki Ultra LX, one of her 4 training Rescue Water Craft. #womenwhoreach Nothing is altered on the craft, they are the same ones students use in training courses. K38 volunteered to provide the water rescue coverage for himself and Keali'i Mamala for paddle surfing on December 20-21, 2012. We left San Diego onboard the Condor and ended up having seven athletes on board. It as a 10 hour drive to arrive on scene, heading back to the mainland was faster. I brought out 4 Kawasaki Jet Skis. This is one example of what a recovery looks like. These are actual timelines. When I set up to recover an athlete with their surfboard I have to select the best timeline in relationship to the athlete position and when they come up to the surface. This varies depending upon the type of fail and underwater submersion they are experiencing. If the next wave is too close to the center mark in the trough, I have to pull out for safety or the wave will catch me. Sometimes they surface early and the recovery is positive, other times the environmental factors prevent their recovery. This also depends upon how deep near the pit they are located and the amount of aerated water. The jet drive Rescue Water Craft do not function to optimal performance with aerated water which creates as a cavitation boil in the pump. Special thanks to all the athletes these days and my K38 Support staff: Andrew Kroll, Nik Hawks, Jonathan Hoover, Brian Largarticha and Guri Sjezer. Special thank to my children whom allowed me to leave so close to Christmas. This was a good time. Kudos to Shawn Dollar who paddle surfed the largest wave in history for 62' during this expedition, it was incredible to see his performance ride in person, then attend the XXL Big Wave Awards and see him receive the recognition for this May 3, 2013. Once again another video that recognizes the pure talent of these incredible athletes. #rescuewatercraft #k38rescue #K38life #Personalwatercraft #bigwavesurfing #bigwaverescue #waterrescue #boatingsafety #cortesbanks #kawasaki #jetski #jetskilife #PWCrescue #Watersafety #


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Flashback Friday at the #cortesbanks providing water safety coverage for Garrett McNamaras team. #bigwavesurfing #coxswain #k38⚓️ #rescuewatercraft #watersafety #oceansafety #bigwavesafety #kawasaki #jetski #jetskilife #skills #rescueboard #johnnyb ⚓️ #k38life ™️🇺🇸 🔱 #womenwhoreach


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Here’s a close up look at a bat ray captured against the backdrop of a turquoise blue ocean and a bed of lush green sea grass on the Cortes Bank off the coast of California. Cheers to @brianskerry for a great photo.

This is a #repost from @blekksprut_ via @PhotoAroundApp
Pic Creds: @brianskerry A Bat Ray searches for food in the surf grass on the Cortes Banks located about 100 miles of the Coast of San Diego, California. Tags: #water #grass #ocean #bat #ray #batray #fish #fishies #fishies🐠 #sandiego #california #photography #animals #cortesbanks #sea


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Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts


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"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” ~ John Muir 🙏🌊 Aqua Yoga Play with me today 12:30pm-1:30pm at the Colorado Athletic Club Boulder @cacboulder 🌊🙌 #aquayogaplay #yogawithsandi #cacboulder #marinelife #saveouroceans #yoga #interdependence
#Repost @natgeo
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Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts


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Repost from @natgeo - Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts


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#Repost @natgeo
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Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts


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#repost from @natgeo
Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts


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Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed. 
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world! Repost @natgeo
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california#marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts #natgeo #natgeowild #photography #ocean #sea #biodiversity


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@Regran_ed from @natgeo - Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts - #regrann


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#repost
Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts


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Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts


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Yes! Dog tags arrived! The life you save may be your own. In 1993 that became one of our mottos. These are slick #k38 mementos. I like! #dogtags #k38rescue #k38life #k38actual #goodtimes #cortesbanks #bigwave #lifesaving #rescuewatercraft #wayerreacue #legend #shawnalladio #jetski #kawasaki #paleotreats #hydroturf #bettybelts @riznwild @urbananchorprint #k38gear #womenwhoreach


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Need Labor Day weekend plans? Join us on a 3 days Dive to California’s best kept diving site, Cortes Banks! Only a few spots left so hurry and call the shop!!!


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#Repost @natgeo with @instatoolsapp ・・・
Photo by @BrianSkerry
Primordial Ocean - A Pacific Torpedo Ray swims through a kelp forest on Cortes Banks located 100-miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This ray, a relative of the shark, is capable of delivering a 45-volt of electricity to its prey. Cortes Banks is a stunning kelp forest ecosystem, part of an undersea mountain range that is an oasis for marine wildlife.
To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
#elasmobranch #california #cortesbanks #healthyoceans


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#Repost @natgeo
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Photo by @BrianSkerry
Primordial Ocean - A Pacific Torpedo Ray swims through a kelp forest on Cortes Banks located 100-miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This ray, a relative of the shark, is capable of delivering a 45-volt of electricity to its prey. Cortes Banks is a stunning kelp forest ecosystem, part of an undersea mountain range that is an oasis for marine wildlife.
To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
#elasmobranch #california #cortesbanks #healthyoceans


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Photo by @BrianSkerry
Primordial Ocean - A Pacific Torpedo Ray swims through a kelp forest on Cortes Banks located 100-miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This ray, a relative of the shark, is capable of delivering a 45-volt of electricity to its prey. Cortes Banks is a stunning kelp forest ecosystem, part of an undersea mountain range that is an oasis for marine wildlife.
To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
#elasmobranch #california #cortesbanks #healthyoceans


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Photo by @BrianSkerry
Primordial Ocean - A Pacific Torpedo Ray swims through a kelp forest on Cortes Banks located 100-miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This ray, a relative of the shark, is capable of delivering a 45-volt of electricity to its prey. Cortes Banks is a stunning kelp forest ecosystem, part of an undersea mountain range that is an oasis for marine wildlife.
To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
#elasmobranch #california #cortesbanks #healthyoceans


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Primordial Ocean - A Pacific Torpedo Ray swims through a kelp forest on Cortes Banks located 100-miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This ray, a relative of the shark, is capable of delivering a 45-volt of electricity to its prey. Cortes Banks is a stunning kelp forest ecosystem, part of an undersea mountain range that is an oasis for marine wildlife.
#Repost @natgeo
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Photo by @BrianSkerry
To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
#elasmobranch #california #cortesbanks #healthyoceans


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Photo by @BrianSkerry
Primordial Ocean - A Pacific Torpedo Ray swims through a kelp forest on Cortes Banks located 100-miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This ray, a relative of the shark, is capable of delivering a 45-volt of electricity to its prey. Cortes Banks is a stunning kelp forest ecosystem, part of an undersea mountain range that is an oasis for marine wildlife.
To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
#elasmobranch #california #cortesbanks #healthyoceans


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Photo by @BrianSkerry
Primordial Ocean - A Pacific Torpedo Ray swims through a kelp forest on Cortes Banks located 100-miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This ray, a relative of the shark, is capable of delivering a 45-volt of electricity to its prey. Cortes Banks is a stunning kelp forest ecosystem, part of an undersea mountain range that is an oasis for marine wildlife.
To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
#elasmobranch #california #cortesbanks #healthyoceans


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What is now a fond memory of one of the most amazingly chaotic and nearly tragic surf trips I’ve ever been on... my third trip out to the #cortesbanks @gerglong nearly drowned we almost sunk a hundred foot yacht and @shawndollar got himself in the #guinessworldrecord book for the second time. This image was back stage at the #wslbigwaveawards right after he won biggest wave honors for his efforts out at the bank... Im so stoked we’re all still here to laugh about it. #brotherhood💪 #bigwavesurfing #wslbigwavetour18


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One of the best gifts 🎁 I received are these great #k38 luggage tags! @lmprintshop thank you so much 😊 #k38 #bigwaves #lifesaving #k38rescue #k38life #k38actual #waterrescue #jetskis #personalwatercraft #rwc #boating #professional #lifeguard #oceanrescue #oceansafety #cortesbanks #K38⚓️


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Ask me how I know? A saying I use when training others to reach their maximum potential. #k38life #k38actual #kawasaki #jetski #bigwaves #cortesbanks #surfingsafety #rwcsaveslives #shawnalladio #RIZNwild


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Pic Creds: @brianskerry A Bat Ray searches for food in the surf grass on the Cortes Banks located about 100 miles of the Coast of San Diego, California. Tags: #water #grass #ocean #bat #ray #batray #fish #fishies #fishies🐠 #sandiego #california #photography #animals #cortesbanks #sea


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Cortes Banks trip was a success this weekend. We made it to Cortes for day one and sacked lobsters left&right. Then headed on to Santa Barbara Island and finished off at Santa Cruz! ⚓️🌊
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#truthaquatics #vision #cortesbanks #sbi #santacruzisland #scuba #scubadiving #lobster #lobsterhunting #bugs #pacificocean #gatewaytothepacific #truth #conception #diving #oceanblue


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Join National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry in the vibrant waters of Cortes Banks and prepare for a sensory overload. "For me, diving in Cortes Banks is like diving into an underwater kaleidoscope," says Skerry. "It is this fanciful, almost surreal place where green grass sways in a wavelike formation, and what appear to be palm trees are growing out of the seafloor. You’ve got bat rays and stingrays that are feeding down in that surf grass with dolphins overhead. It really is like swimming through the pages of a storybook in a 'Seuss-ical' sort of way, and with every dive you’re meeting this fascinating cast of characters. It’s really quite stunning and unlike anything else I’ve seen." Brian Skerry is a grantee of National Geographic's Expeditions Council. To learn more about the science and exploration supported by the nonprofit National Geographic Society, visit natgeo.org/grants 🌊🐋🦈🐬#nationalgeographic #brianskerry #cortesbanks #sandiego #california #greatdocumentary #sea #dolphins #rays #stingrays #lovethesea #lovethesealife #environment #seaislife #diving #underwater #instasea #instaocean #instaenvironment #instasealife #instavideo #instagram


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