Stay safe at the beach this summer and follow our surf lifesavers top tips.
1) Always swim between the red and yellow flags
2) Read the safety signs
3) Swim with a friend
4) If you need help, stay calm and attract attention
5) Have fun!!
Here are some simple tips to spot a rip current:
•Rip currents will occur in deeper water, so it’s usually a darker colour compared to the white breaking waves over a sandbank.
•Because the water is deeper, there will be fewer breaking waves which can give the appearance of a safer spot to swim
•Rip currents can move things like sand, seaweed, or debris back out through the waves.
The Beachsafe app includes the location, facilities, weather, hazards and lifesaving services for all Australian beaches to help you find the right beach.
Visit our Somerset Beach profile: https://beachsafe.org.au/beach/tas/waratah-wynyard/somerset/somerset-beach
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