Beach Safety

22

Oct




With Spring already here and Summer on the way it's a great time to remind ourselves of the importance of Beach safety.

Our Gold Coast beaches are world-class with kilometer’s of golden sand and fantastic swimming and surfing opportunities. But if your planning on spending some beach time on your next Gold Coast holiday it’s important to be aware of some water safety advice. (beach safety tips provided by the Gold Coast city council website)

NEVER:
NEVER Swim alone or surf at beaches not patrolled by Lifeguards or Lifesavers
NEVER Swim outside the red and yellow flags that mark safe swimming areas
NEVER Swim directly after a meal or under the influence of alcohol
NEVER Swim when the beach is closed. (Observe the sign "Danger- Reserve closed to bathing" and the red flag)
NEVER Swim when there are no safety flags
NEVER Panic if caught in a current or undertow, but raise one arm straight up and float until help arrives
NEVER Struggle if you have a cramp, but raise one arm for help, float and keep the affected part of the body still
NEVER Go out far when a yellow flag is flying- it means the surf is dangerous
NEVER Swim if unsure of safe conditions, but seek advice of the nearest Lifeguard
NEVER Struggle against a rip or current, but swim diagonally across it.

ALWAYS:
ALWAYS Swim between the red & yellow flag on patrolled beaches
ALWAYS Read the Flags and Safety Signs and understand what they mean before entering the water.

And, don’t forget to ‘Slip-Slop-Slap’ and drink plenty of water on those hot summer days!

Enjoy our beautiful beaches!


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