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Beach Safety - How to Identify Rips

Danger! rips and current. Here's a fun way to learn how to identify rips at the beach.

How to identify a rip

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A rip is identified by:

  • Discoloured or murky brown water caused by sand stirred up off the bottom
  • A smoother surface with much smaller waves, with waves breaking either side
  • Debris floating out to sea
  • A rippled look, when the water around is generally calm

 

Beach Safety - How to Identify Rips

 
 
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