Tathra Surf Lifesaving Club Andy Poole DriveTathra 2550

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  • Surf Life Saving Association Visit the SLSA website

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  • Boardies Day Visit the Boardies Day website

Beach Safety

  • Always swim or surf at places patrolled by lifeguards
  • Swim between the red and yellow flags
  • Always swim under supervision
  • If you are unsure of surf conditions, ask a lifeguard
  • Don't swim directly after a meal
  • Don't swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Never run or dive in the water. Even if you have checked before. Water conditions can change. If you get into trouble in the water, stay calm. Signal for help, float and wait for assistance. Use sunscreen and wear a shirt and hat. Remember to reapply sunscreen after swimming.

Identifying a Rip

Learn how to spot a rip and keep clear of it. A rip can be recognised by sand coloured or rippled water running out to sea when the water on either side is generally cleaner. The waves may also be larger and breaking further out to sea on both sides of the rip.

Escaping from a Rip

Learn how to spot a rip and keep clear of it. A rip can be recognised by sand coloured or rippled water running out to sea when the water on either side is generally cleaner. The waves may also be larger and breaking further out to sea on both sides of the rip.

If you are a weak or tired swimmer, float with the current, don't fight it. Swim parallel to the shore for about 30 - 40m until you reach the breaking wave zone, then swim back to shore or signal for help. Remember to stay calm and conserve your energy.signal for help.

Keep the beach clean, put your rubbish in a bin and keep off the duned areas. They are there to preserve the beach environment.