Beach Safety

How to identify (and escape) a potential rip current

While it seems that strong winds, excessive wave heights and higher than normal high tides are likely along the Cape coastline over the next few days, Capetonians have been cautioned to be vigilant and to avoid getting caught in rip currents. Helen Jordaan, the professional officer for the City of[…]

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Beachgoers urged to keep safe amid shark scare and rough seas

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is appealing to beachgoers to only swim at beaches protected by lifeguards. “NSRI are appealing to parents and caregivers to ensure that while their children are swimming they have responsible adult supervisors that are not distracted and are dedicated to supervising the children while[…]

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NSRI rolls out Pink Torpedo buoys

As South African’s prepare for the festive season, emergency personnel are urging holiday makers to take all the necessary precautions to ensure an incident free December. In a bid to ensure the safety beach goers the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is launching an emergency floatation campaign using Pink Torpedo[…]

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