Get a Grip on Rips
Many beach visitors are aware that rips are dangerous but do you know how to spot one?
Stronger swimmers may be able to swim parallel to the shore until they are clear of the rip and can return to the safety of the shore.
Surf Life Saving NSW CEO Steven Pearce urges all beachgoers to listen to the advice of surf lifesavers, and follow the signs, “We make no apologies for continuing to push our safety messages. It’s really simple, we encourage all beachgoers to stop, think and plan. Don’t swim at unpatrolled locations, know your limitations and learn how to spot and avoid rip currents.”
Author: Josephine Moss (Swim School Coordinator)