Beach Videos

How do waves break?

In this video Dr Rob Brander from the University of NSW explains how the waves break. This is worth understanding if you enjoy the beach or surfing.

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How Do Tides Work?

In this video Dr Rob Brander from The Universtity of NSW explains tides, the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of the Earth.

Mole vs Cancer

This short video is helpful for those seeing things on their skin and helps identify moles from melanomas

Stay Safe on the Beach

The following video is to help you stay safe on beaches. It has been designed by Professional Lifeguards to educate beach goers on the most common issues they see and how to avoid them. Stay safe in the water, get the right equipment, know the hazards, know what to look for, know what to do if you or someone else is in difficulty and respect the environment, others and yourself.

Rip Current Identification

Dr Rob Brander of the University of New South Wales explains how to identify a rip current.

Surviving being caught in a rip

Surf lifesaver Andy Cross explains how you can survive being caught in a rip.

How to Spot a Rip Current

Rips are complex, can quickly change shape and location and at times, are difficult to see. The things to look for are deeper, dark-coloured water, fewer breaking waves, a rippled surface surrounded by smooth waters and anything floating out to sea or foamy, discoloured, sandy, water flowing out beyond the waves. Rips don't always show all of these signs at once.

How to survive rip currents

Rip currents are by far the greatest hazard to beach swimmers. This national award-winning video shows what rip currents are, how to spot and avoid rips, what to do if you get stuck in a rip.

Rip Current Survival Guide

This video shows how to identify rips and what to do if you are caught in one, or see someone caught in one. Produced in the USA, the knowledge in this video applies all over the world

How to Survive a Rip Current

A great video from SLSA on how to survive if you get caught in a rip

Beach Flags and Signs

Learn the importance of reading beach signs and about what each flag on Australia's beaches represents. Remember, always swim between the red and yellow flags.