Beach Videos

How to Escape a Rip

This a very important video to watch and show to kids. It shows the different methods of getting out of rips

National Geographic

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How to Spot a Rip

Reading the beach and being able to spot rips is a very important thing to learn. This short video shows how to do it

Different Kinds of Rips

There different kinds of rips seen along our beaches. This short video shows them

How Rips Develop

This short video explains how rips develop along our beaches

How Waves Break

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

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.