Fall challenging part of OCBP’s guarding season
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Fall challenging part of OCBP’s guarding season

(Aug. 29, 2014) Where did the summer go? It is difficult to believe that summer is almost over and the “week” of August, as we call it, has…

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Tide pools along OC beach typical this time of year
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Tide pools along OC beach typical this time of year

(Aug. 15, 2014) People were amazed and entertained last week by the formation of several very large tide pools along the 10 miles of Ocean City’s beach. This…

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‘Shark Week’ on Discovery Channel sensationalized
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‘Shark Week’ on Discovery Channel sensationalized

(Aug. 8, 2014) “Shark Week” is one of TV’s longest running must-see summer TV events boasting a 27-year history. This year it returns to the Discovery Channel on…

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Storm activity picks up this month
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Storm activity picks up this month

(Aug. 1, 2014) It is hard to believe August is here. So far this summer we have enjoyed some very pleasant beach days with very little humidity. August…

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Beach dangerous place to be during lightning and thunder
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Beach dangerous place to be during lightning and thunder

(July 25, 2014) Have you ever wondered why the lifeguards make people leave the beach when it is just thundering or a little bit of lightning or perhaps…

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Meet Ocean City Beach Patrol Crew 7
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Meet Ocean City Beach Patrol Crew 7

The members of the Ocean City Beach Patrol work hard all summer training and guarding our beaches and ocean so vacationers can safely enjoy their stay in Ocean…

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SRTs trained to scan beach, ocean
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SRTs trained to scan beach, ocean

ON GUARD (July 18, 2014) Summer is in full swing and the beach is packed with vacationers. Surf rescue technicians look out from their stands at hundreds of…

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OCBP busy keeping residents, guests safe
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OCBP busy keeping residents, guests safe

(July 11, 2014) The beach in Ocean City is becoming more crowded as families are beginning their annual vacations during the traditional prime-time of late June through mid-August.…

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Even rescuers need rescuing now and then
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Even rescuers need rescuing now and then

(July 11, 2014) The Ocean City Beach Patrol knows what it’s talking about when it issues advisories regarding dangerous currents, considering that even the resort’s best can find…

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Difference between rip currents and rip tides
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Difference between rip currents and rip tides

(July 4, 2014) The local newspapers, television and radio have been very supportive in helping us get our beach and water safety messages out to the public. This…

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