Last weekend, I was ordered to get out of the ocean by a Florida sheriff...
He watched my two friends and me surfing for 20 minutes from his vehicle before it all started. We figured he was bored. The waves were outstanding – it was one of the best days of the year. There was nobody else in the ocean as far as the eye could see.
Then, another sheriff's vehicle arrived. He soon turned his sirens on and waved us in to the beach.
"I will just give you guys a warning today," he said. "But being out there without a life jacket is an $80 ticket."
A life jacket? You can't swim under a mountain of whitewater coming at you while wearing a life jacket!
I was on a surfboard. My friends were surfing on their paddleboards. The sheriff said the problem was that my surfing buddies had to have life jackets – that it was the law from the Coast Guard.