Caught In a Rip – Live On TVMonday, 16 December 2019
Surf Life Saving NZ kicked off summer in a dramatic style – by putting Seven Sharp reporter Lucas de Jong into a rip live on TV.
Click here to watch the video.
If you or a loved one are caught in a rip remember the 3Rs Rip Survival Plan.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand Beach Safety Messages
- Choose a lifeguarded beach and swim between the flags.
- Look for, read and understand the safety signs - ask a lifeguard for advice as conditions can change regularly.
- Don't overestimate your ability or your children's ability to cope in the conditions
- Always keep a very close eye on young children in or near the water - keep them within arm’s reach at all times.
- Get a friend to swim with you - never swim or surf alone.
- Watch out for rip currents, they can carry you away from shore. If caught in a rip, remember the 3 R’s: 1. RELAX & FLOAT to conserve your energy, 2. RAISE YOUR HAND to signal for help, 3. RIDE the rip until it stops & you can swim back to shore safely. Nobody is stronger than a rip.
- When fishing from rocks, never turn your back towards the sea and always wear a lifejacket.
- If in doubt, stay out!
- If you see someone in trouble in the water, call 111 and ask for Police as they have a direct line to us.
- Be sun smart – Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap. Protect your skin and eyes from the sun's damaging rays.
For more information, please contact:
Media and Communications Manager
Surf Life Saving NZ
021 757 433