Rip Current Awareness Day

Beachgoers will be given a valuable lesson in surf safety this Sunday when surf lifesavers release fluoro dye into the surf to highlight rip current movements.

A record number of clubs are taking part this year - 100 beaches across the country (54 in NSW) will be releasing dye into the water as part of the safety campaign, giving swimmers and onlookers an opportunity to develop a greater awareness of rip currents.

According to Surf Life Saving statistics, the number one cause of coastal drowning is people caught in rip currents. In addition to this, the majority of rescues performed by surf lifesavers are due to people caught in rip currents.

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