australia's surfing coast

from eden to bondi, to byron bay & beyond

Beach and surf safety

Beach and surf safety - // Australia's surfing coast //

The ocean is a force of nature so it pays to play safe and abide by a few simple surf and beach safety tips.

Surf Safety



1. Check the conditions


2. Check your gear


3. Never surf alone


4. Surf within your ability


5. Follow the

surfer’s code


6. Don’t mix surfing with alcohol and drugs


7. Don’t surf (or swim) at night
8. Wait at least 30 minutes after eating before going into the water


9.

Beware

of dehydration and hypothermia


10. If you run into trouble

, keep your board close to you


11. Know your beach safety rules


12. Stretch before you surf



Beach Safety



1. Pay attention to the

beach safety signs


2. Take the time to assess the conditions


3. Learn how to spot rips


4. If you get caught in a rip


5. Have

surfing lessons

before you start


6. Know surf saftey tips and respect the

the

surfers code


7. Keep your belongings safe


8. Know how to spot a lifeguard