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Jet Ski patrols proposed for Mavericks

Original post made on Aug 11, 2011

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office on Thursday will present a plan to federal officials that could provide for a voluntary Jet Ski patrol for the safety of surfers at the famous Mavericks break.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 11:39 PM

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Posted by janet
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm

The county has no money for very basic things. If people want to surf at Mavericks they assume the risk, and the tax payers should not be funding something like this when that money could benefit broader areas of public safety than this. To train, outfit, and pay such patrols would just be financing people taking avoidable risks and putting the patrol persons at risk too.

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Posted by Las Lomitas District parent
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Aug 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Totally agree with you, Janet. Why don't they allow Jet Skis and then the surfers can patrol themselves? Each participant in this very narrow activity therefore assumes the associated risk.

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 11, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Janet & Las Lomitas:

it's a "voluntary" patrol. Doesn't cost the county anything.

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