Streets Rip Awareness Demonstrations

Beachgoers will again be given a valuable lesson in surf safety during the summer holidays when surf lifesavers release fluoro dye into the surf to highlight rip current movements at various Central Coast Beaches.

Rips are currently the number one cause of coastal drowning, yet most beach goers are unaware of the dangers of rips, how to spot them and what to do if they are caught in one.

The Streets Rip Awareness Demonstration Events are part of SLSCC’s strategy to improve beachgoers understanding of rips and build better community surf awareness in order to reduce coastal injuries and drowning along our coastline.

SLSCC will conduct numerous Streets Rip Awareness Demonstrations at various beaches this summer with dye being released into the water as part of the safety campaign, giving swimmers and onlookers an opportunity to develop a greater awareness of rip currents. Lifesavers will be handing out educational flyers, and will also provide rescue demonstrations and commentary as part of these events.

The dates and venues  are as follows:

  • Sunday 23rd December – 11am at Avoca Beach
  • Wednesday 26th December – 12pm at Soldiers Beach
  • Saturday 5th January – 10:30am at Capacabana
  • Sunday 6th January – 11am at Shelly Beach
  • Sunday 13th January – 10am at Wamberal
  • Sunday 20th January – 10:30am at The Lakes
  • Sunday 27th January – 1:30pm at North Avoca