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The Coast Guard's daily grind

Breathtaking footage from a routine rescue training session

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Last summer Dave Rog ers unknowingly earned fame as the master of «viral» videos. Dave was lucky enough to catch a humpback whale diving dangerously close to his kayak on camera.

This winter, he traveled to Ocean Beach in beautiful San Francisco to capture the intrepid guys and girls eager to «ride» 11-foot waves on camera. Fortunately, there was no problem with the shortage of surfers on X-Day, but something else unexpectedly caught Rogers' attention: a rank-and-file Coast Guard training session. Ordinary de jure, extraordinary de facto.

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