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Tides and waves

  • ​Keep an eye on tides. Always check the tide before you enter the water. If you are not sure, check with a lifeguard.

  • Be careful not to get cut off by the tide when walking along the shore.

  • Always ensure your children are not in danger from the tide when playing on the beach.

  • Don't think it is safe to wave dodge. The sea is unpredictable and what looks like fun could end in tragedy, with large waves taking you out to sea.

  • Spilling waves are the safest to swim in. They appear when the top of the wave tumbles down the front.

  • Dumping waves break with great force in shallow water. These are dangerous waves that usually occur during low tide. Avoid the sea when you see dumping waves.