The waves were huge that day causing her to hit the pylon each time and making it impossible to free her by myself. Two other guards came to help me and we were able to bring her to shore safely.
Advice I have for females looking to get into surf rescue is to not be intimidated by it being a male dominated field. At the end of the day, all that matters is you can swim and run just like them. Know how to make the water help you during rescues, you don’t need the muscles of Hercules. Also, be brave! When in doubt, go out!