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Sea-dye rip demonstrations on Australia Day

The importance of swimming between the flags will be highlighted with a simultaneous sea-dye demonstration this Australia Day.

Lifeguard Services Australia, Surf Lifesaving Australia and Eurobodalla Shire Council have partnered for the exercise, which will use fluorescent green sea dye to identify dangerous rip currents at eight popular Eurobodalla beaches. This follows similar demonstrations at Tuross Head, South Broulee, Surf Beach and Malua Bay earlier this month.

The initiative aims to improve surf safety by educating beachgoers about how dangerous rip currents flow.

What: Sea-dye rip demonstrations

When: Australia Day, 26 January, 10am

Where: Surf Beach, Malua Bay Beach, South Broulee Beach, North Head Moruya, South Head Moruya, One Tree Beach at Tuross Head, Dalmeny Beach (Brou Beach, near the campground) and Narooma’s Surf Beach.

Here’s a link to information about the sea dye, which is environmentally safe, and was developed by Australian Department of Defence scientists as a safe and longer lasting alternative to flares and smoke signals for search and rescue at sea Media Release

Above: South Broulee beach on 7 January. Note the fluorescent green dye showing the rip.

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