TRUTH: Jordan Aughenbaugh willingly donned his lifeguard trunks for a photograph op through the blizzard after developing with the thought on his personal. (Equipped Photograph)

The {photograph} of Jordan Aughenbaugh barefoot and shirtless in his bathing swimsuit on Ship Backside’s twenty second Avenue seashore the afternoon of Jan. 29 through the blizzard was not the product of a dare. Earlier within the day, Aughenbaugh, 26, noticed a photograph of a buddy on social media through which the buddy was sitting on the seashore in a seashore chair, shirtless, through the storm. That acquired him considering.

“He couldn’t be chilling and not using a lifeguard,” Aughenbaugh stated Monday afternoon, days after the storm dumped over a foot of snow on LBI, particularly 14.3 inches within the Brant Seaside part of Lengthy Seaside Township and 15 inches in Harvey Cedars.

So, at about 3 p.m. with the waves higher than he thought they’d be and the wind blowing at a fairly good clip, he stood on the seashore in his bathing swimsuit, subsequent to the everyday signal posted at lifeguard stands with climate and water circumstances.

Aughenbaugh stated he selected the twenty second Avenue seashore as a result of that’s the place he guards through the summer time. He’s been a lifeguard with the Ship Backside Seaside Patrol for seven years. Within the offseason, he’s a psychological well being counselor and professor of psychology.

“It actually wasn’t horrible. I surf through the winter so I’m used to the chilly,” he stated, including that his toes took the brunt of the frigid temps.

Aughenbaugh stated he lasted a couple of minute on the seashore, lengthy sufficient for his mom to seize a fast image of him.

“I wished to leap within the water, however my mother wouldn’t let me,” he stated, including with a contact of humor. “She was not a fan (of this). She’s a seashore badge checker; that’s identical to a seashore badge checker.”

Aughenbaugh, who lives in Manahawkin, stated the very first thing he did when he got here off the seashore was head to his automotive for some garments.

“It’s the identical factor you’d do after browsing, dry off, dress,” he stated. “Fortunately, I had some good socks to placed on.”  —G.G.S.