We’re drawing the line on rips to make you stop and think before getting in the water. STOP to check for rips. LOOK for other dangers. PLAN how to stay safe.
There are many myths about the ocean, but rips are the number one hazard on Australian beaches. Avoid rips by swimming at a patrolled beach between the red and yellow flags.
You can escape a rip by knowing your options: Stay calm. Raise an arm to seek help. Float with the current until it releases you. Swim parallel to the shore or towards breaking waves and use them to help you in.
Derek shares his story of how a rip changed his family and his life forever. If you have a rip-related story that you would like to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha recalls the day she nearly lost her life after being caught in a rip. If you have a rip-related story that you would like to share, please email email@example.com