Hermosa Beach, California: Surfing Lifeguard Statue

Tim Kelly Lifeguard Memorial salutes beach lifeguards with a bronze of the inspirational lifeguard/surfer from the 1960s. It was recast in 2005; the original from 1965 was made of plaster.

Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA
At the Hermosa Beach Pier near the volleyball courts. Pier Ave. and The Strand.
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Surfing lifeguard statue.

Surfing Lifeguard Statue

Surfing Lifeguard Statue at Hermosa Beach.

[Ken, 11/07/2015]

The sculptural tribute to the LA County Fire Dept's Lifeguard Division depicts surfing lifeguard Tim Kelly, who died in 1964 (in a car crash, not a wipeout). The first figure, made in 1965, was composed of plaster and fiberglass and stood at Tim's favorite surf beach. This version is bronze, recast in 2005, and situated next to Hermosa Beach Pier.

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