Beach Safety

Top tips when at the beach:

  • Always swim or surf at a beach patrolled by lifesavers or lifeguards.
  • Swim between the red and yellow flags. They mark the safest areas to swim.
  • Do not swim if the red flag is fying. It indicates a danger.
  • Avoid swimming alone or unsupervised.
  • Read the signs. If a beach is closed, don’t swim there.
  • If you are unsure of the surf conditions ask a lifeguard or lifesaver.
  • Don’t swim directly after a meal.
  • Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Don’t run or dive in the water, always check the conditions, they might have changed and the water detph could be very shallow.
  • If you get in trouble in the water, don’t panic, raise one arm up and float until help arrives.
  • Float with a rip current or undertow, don’t swim against it.

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