Sunny skies and warm weather lured more than 200,000 people to local beaches Saturday. Most lifeguard stations reported a slow day with few rescues.
Huntington Beach State Park, which filled to capacity shortly before 1 p.m. and was closed for a short time, was the exception with about 60 rescues, lifeguard seasonal supervisor Steven Hicks said.
"Last weekend was pretty slow, about half-an-hour of rescues. Today, it's been consistent. It's been rescue after rescue," Hicks said Saturday.
Elsewhere, lifeguards such as Dan Mills in Seal Beach, which attracted about 18,000 people, reported "a very peaceful, very quiet day with beautiful weather."