Beach Alert: Dangerous Surf Conditions

Surf Life Saving is advising swimmers, surfers, rock fishermen and boat skippers to take extreme caution as dangerous ocean conditions are expected across much of the NSW coast from Saturday 21 July – Tuesday 24 July 2012.

Dangerous surf conditions are expected with large waves reaching up to 6ft on exposed beaches, rock shelves, headlands and river bar crossings.

These large waves will create dangerous conditions for swimmers, surfers, rock fishermen and boaties.

“People need to take extreme care when visiting the coastline in the coming few days” said SLSNSW Lifesaving Manager, Dean Storey.

To avoid putting themselves at risk, the following is advised: Rock fishermen should avoid fishing on the open coastline People are advised to swim only at patrolled beaches, between the red & yellow flags Novice surfers are advised to avoid the ocean Boaties are advised seek local advice on weather and bar conditions, and always wear a lifejacket.

For patrolled locations and other multilingual safety information go to www.beachsafe.org.au.

For in-water emergencies, call 000 Police immediately.

For more information, contact: DONNA WISHART Media and Communications Manager Surf Life Saving NSW Mobile: 0414 414 087

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DEAN STOREY Manager, Lifesaving Surf Life Saving NSW Mobile: 0429 396 139

Fri 20 Jul 2012