Water Safety

Rip Currents

Dean Kent 3 x Olympian

Water Safety with Dean Kent

Rip Currents

Rip currents on our beaches are a constant danger, they are not always easy to see and it's important to be aware of this major surf zone hazard "A rip is a strong current of water running out to sea. Rips are formed by water in the form of waves washing up onto the beach, this water needs to find its way back out to sea. On many beaches the force of water forms a channel or pathway beyond the break called a rip". "Learn how to recognise a rip current". and "If you get caught in a rip, do not panic and swim parallel to the shore".