I am a writer, director, editor, filmmaker, surfer, trapeze artist, mother of a 19-year-old girl and now a lifeguard. I officially joined EHVOR in October 2017. East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue is a unique, year-round, 24/7, on-call rescue team that responds to all water emergencies from Wainscott to Montauk in Long Island, New York. It’s a 24-mile stretch, and we cover both sides: the ocean and the bay. We supplement East Hampton Town and Village Lifeguards in large emergencies, we respond to calls after hours, off season and unguarded beaches at any given time in all types of weather. We also respond to rescues that are far offshore. Each year we save many lives.
EHVOR is strictly a volunteer organization that is consists of approximately 66 active ocean certified rescue swimmers. Of the 66 only 8 of us are women but we manage to maintain a huge presence. Our girl squad, known as the Ocean Angels of EHVOR is super strong. We never complain and we show up more often than the men. We work incredibly hard to prove ourselves constantly. We also try to train frequently with each other so that we get more time on our jet skis and more time to broaden our skills.