If you’ve been on the beach anytime in the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve had day after day of wind running parallel down the beach.

And then, occasionally, we’ve had extreme conditions over the weekend.

Peter Davis is chief of the Galveston Island Beach Patrol. The views in this column are his and do not necessarily represent those of the Beach Patrol, Galveston Park Board of Trustees or any other entity.


(3) comments

C. Patterson

Great information, I never knew

Bailey Jones


George Croix

Good column.

You and your crew have a tough job, and not a lot of help from your clientele.

Shell Island in Florida has no lifeguards, is usually pretty near flat as a lake but was choppy due to offshore low when we were there, and it was amazing to watch some of the people in the water with their kids....

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