Reporting Mike DeNardo
By Mike DeNardo
MARGATE, N.J. (CBS) — The beach tag checkers in Margate this summer have had some beefy help.
Think about this. You’re on the Margate beach without a beach tag. Are you going to argue with beach tag checker Noelle Falvo, who is all of 5’4″ and 105 pounds?
But standing behind Noelle this summer has been Tim Goodwin, a tight end at Sacred Heart University, who goes 6′ 1″, 250 pounds.
“Most people are shocked that they actually have enforcers now on the beach to help out the younger taggers,” Goodwin says. “They really don’t know what to do when we show up.”
Noelle says what they do is pay the $10 weekly or $15 seasonal fee.
“They see him and they’ll do it right away. Whereas with me, they wanted to push it further,” she said.
Two beach bouncers have been on duty this summer, at the request of supervisor and former Holy Spirit football coach Bill Walsh.
One beachgoer named Marjorie, who is from West Chester, Pa., thinks it’s overkill.
“The guys … I don’t know. I think it’s a little over the top.”
But Noelle says there’s comfort knowing she doesn’t have to confront beach tag resisters alone.