We all love a day at the beach! But the surf can be unpredictable. That's why lifeguards and lifesavers put up red and yellow flags to show you the supervised area. Because if we cant see you - we cant save you.
To find the closest red and yellow flags for you to enjoy your next day at the beach, please visit www.beachsafe.org.au for all up to date information on beach conditions.
To enjoy your day on the beach here are some things your should remember:
The Dangers of the Sun:
Too much exposure to the sun can cause serious damage to your skin. Make sure whenever you are going in the sun that you take adequate precautions.
Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap:
• Slip on a shirt (preferably a long sleeve shirt)
• Slop on the sunscreen (30+ and reapply as needed)
• Slap on a hat
• Wrap some UV protective sunglasses around your eyes
Its also a good idea to avoid direct exposure to the sun during the hottest part of the day - between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm and try to take advantage of shade when possible.
When visiting the beach and/or staying out in the sun for extended periods ensure that you drink plenty of fluid - water is best and avoid caffeine and carbonated drinks.