Boat capsized while fishing the Moriches Inlet – Cupsogue Beach

By Paul Peluso About 9:45 this morning a boat with one occupant capsized while fishing just outside of Moriches Inlet. According to witnesses, the 20′ center console was fishing close to shore and took a wave over stern. The fisherman tried to bilge the water out but it either didn’t work or couldn’t handle the volume of […]

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October 7, 2017

Waterspout off of Cupsogue Beach

This is very unusual for Cupsogue and/or Smith Point or any other south shore beaches. Waterspout off of Cupsogue Beach moving towards Smith Point Credit: Bob Brown, Manorville A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex (usually appearing as a funnel-shaped cloud) that occurs over a body of water. Some are connected to a cumulus congestus […]

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September 30, 2017

Beach Hut – Thank you!

By: M.Borkowski Each season after season Beach Huts; Smith Point, Cupsogue, Meschutt and others were always fantastic throughout the summer to all lifeguards. We just wanted to express our gratitude, care, patience and daily efforts of taking care of us! Food, drinks and service were spectacular each day. I, personally, can assure you that salads, […]

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September 16, 2017

Hurricane Irma – Search and Rescue

106th Rescue Wing provide rescue support to those effected by Hurrican Irma While many of us were looking forward to a kickoff of the NFL season, the South was bracing for the impact of category 5, Hurricane Irma. Several members of the 106 Rescue Wing were already helping hundreds of American citizens evacuate to safety […]

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September 13, 2017

World’s tallest sandcastle built in Germany

Thomson Reuters Sep 1st 2017 3:56PM An international team of sand artists has built the world’s tallest sandcastle in Duisburg, Germany after the city’s attempt failed last year. After almost a month of construction, the finished sandcastle stood at 16.68 meters and was officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the tallest sandcastle in the […]

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September 5, 2017

2017 season is over

And we are off… 2017 season is over, be safe, be smart and remember … always swim near a lifeguard! Beach Safety Tips 1.Swim only in guarded area. 2.Do not dive into shallow water. 3.No ball playing or Frisbees on shore line. 4.Never swim alone. 5.Children should always swim with adult supervision. 6.Check with lifeguards […]

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September 4, 2017

Mike Hartman (Class of 2010) is at it again!

Smith Point Lifeguard, Mike Hartman (Class of 2010) is at it again! Long Island airmen describe Texas rescues, Harvey devastation Updated August 31, 2017 10:13 PM By Rachel Uda rachel.uda@newsday.com Jordan St. Clair spent much of Wednesday in Beaumont, Texas, dangling from a cable high above roads “like rivers” and parking lots “like lakes,” hoisting […]

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September 1, 2017

Beach Hut Patio updated

WORK AT SMITH POINT BEACH The patio area near the beach hut at Smith Point has been cleaned up and refurbished.

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September 1, 2017

Your last-last-last-minute cheat sheet on Monday’s Eclipse of the Century

Your last-last-last-minute cheat sheet on Monday’s Eclipse of the Century By AJ Willingham, CNN Updated 5:29 PM ET, Fri August 18, 2017 What is an eclipse? PlayNon-Fullscreen (CNN)In case you haven’t been paying attention (and NO ONE would judge you if you weren’t), there is a teensy weensy little boring astronomical event happening on Monday […]

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August 21, 2017

Thank you Mike Newell!!!

We are pleased to announce the re-launch of our Smith Point Lifeguards website! After a few weeks of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the re-launch on Friday, July 28, 2017. We would like to especially thank our super smart and crafty guy Mike Newell. He was able to rid the […]

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July 27, 2017