See our Lifeguard section for our flag warning system.
Sunburn is painful and increases your risk of skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. If you get too much exposure to the sun, it may take up to 24 hours before the full damage is visible. Sunburn can be avoided by taking a few simple steps.
Dehydration can be a serious problem, so drink plenty of liquids. Alcholic beverages can impair your swimming skills and contribute to dehydration.
Rip currents are narrow channels of water flowing out past the surf zone that can pull even strong swimmers into deep water beyond the offshore sand bar.
If caught in a rip current, do not panic! Try to escape a rip current by moving sideways across it; parallel to the shore. If the current is too strong, let it carry you further away from shore and it will weaken. Then swim back to shore at an angle away from the rip current.