Welcome to Snails to Whales, Bruce Berman's Boston Harbor blog focused on both the little and the big things that make Boston Harbor such an extraordinary place to live, work and play.
It is also a place for my Boston University students and my colleagues at Save the Harbor / Save the Bay to share their work and experiences.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
My favorite local surfspot, Pikes Beach (Westhampton, NY)
My name is Matt Heim and I am currently an undergraduate student at BU in the Health Science program within Sargent College. At the conclusion of my junior year (this past spring) i decided to enroll in a summer class that, although i do love science, wouldn't involve Physics, Chemistry, Human Anatomy or Physiology; a refreshing break from my typical science regimen. During my search for an engaging summer course, a close friend recommended Snails to Whales as an interesting, field trip oriented, hands-on learning experience. How could i resist?
(Picture above and right is me pulling in a "victim" during the line-pull event at the Town of Southampton Interbeach Lifeguard Tournament)
I grew up in the town of Westhampton Beach on Long Island, New York. As an avid boater, surfer, ocean lifeguard and fisherman, I spend as much time as possible on the water; the ocean is like my second home. I own a 24' Regulator Center Console fishing boat that i use to fish for Tuna, Striped Bass, Bluefish, Fluke and other native species of fish. When the fish aren't biting, I take to the waves on my 7'1'' Robert August surfboard. Because the ocean is such an important aspect of my life, I felt that this class would be especially relevant.
Looking forward to the remaining 6 Snails to Whales adventures!