Beach Safety Gold Coast

11

Nov




With Summer looming and fantastic beach weather already happening on the Gold Coast, it's a good 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 when visiting the beach it's important to be aware of some water safety basics. (beach safety tips provided by the Gold Coast city council website)


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

ALWAYS:
Swim between the red & yellow flag on patrolled beaches
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 your Summer! 

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