Ship Bottom Lifeguard Dons Summer Suit on Beach During Blizzard

Fact: Jordan Aughenbaugh willingly donned his lifeguard trunks for a picture op during the blizzard after coming up with the notion on his individual. (Supplied Photograph)
The photograph of Jordan Aughenbaugh barefoot and shirtless in his bathing match on Ship Bottom’s 22nd Road beach front the afternoon of Jan. 29 through the blizzard was not the product of a dare. Earlier in the working day, Aughenbaugh, 26, observed a photograph of a pal on social media in which the pal was sitting on the beach front in a seashore chair, shirtless, in the course of the storm. That obtained him considering.
“He couldn’t be chilling devoid of a lifeguard,” Aughenbaugh claimed Monday afternoon, times soon after the storm dumped about a foot of snow on LBI, especially 14.3 inches in the Brant Seaside section of Long Seashore Township and 15 inches in Harvey Cedars.
So, at about 3 p.m. with the waves improved than he imagined they’d be and the wind blowing at a pretty fantastic clip, he stood on the seashore in his bathing accommodate, subsequent to the typical signal posted at lifeguard stands with climate and water situations.
Aughenbaugh explained he selected the 22nd Avenue beach front for the reason that that’s wherever he guards for the duration of the summer season. He’s been a lifeguard with the Ship Bottom Beach Patrol for seven yrs. In the offseason, he is a psychological health counselor and professor of psychology.
“It truly was not horrible. I surf throughout the wintertime so I am applied to the chilly,” he said, incorporating that his toes took the brunt of the frigid temps.
Aughenbaugh stated he lasted about a moment on the seaside, lengthy more than enough for his mom to seize a rapid photograph of him.
“I required to jump in the h2o, but my mother wouldn’t allow me,” he mentioned, adding with a contact of humor. “She was not a lover (of this). She’s a beach badge checker that is just like a seaside badge checker.”
Aughenbaugh, who life in Manahawkin, mentioned the initial detail he did when he came off the seaside was head to his car for some outfits.
“It’s the same thing you’d do right after browsing, dry off, get dressed,” he reported. “Luckily, I had some pleasant socks to set on.”  —G.G.S.

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