Remember the Ten Commandments
of Surf Swimming:
- Do Not swim at beaches not patrolled by lifeguards or lifesavers.
- Do Not bathe outside the red and yellow flags which mark the safe
- Do Not bathe directly after a meal or under the influence of
- Do Not bathe when beach is closed. Observe the visual sign "Danger
- Reserve closed to bathing" and the red flag.
- Do Not bathe where there are no safety flags in position.
- Do Not get excited if caught in a current or undertow, but raise
one arm up and float until help arrives.
- Do Not struggle if seized with a cramp, but raise your arm for
help, float and keep the affected parts of your body perfectly still.
- Do Not go out far when a yellow flag is flying, it means the surf
- Do Not bathe if unsure of surf conditions, but seek the advice of
the lifeguard or lifesaver.
- Do Not struggle against a rip or current, but swim diagonally
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