St Clair swimming and surf guides #WaterSafety

### ODT Online Sat, 16 Jan 2016
Graphic warning at St Clair
By John Lewis
Warning signs are being put up by the Dunedin City Council at St Clair Beach this morning, following another close call in the surf this week. A video has been posted online showing a group of people running towards the St Clair Surf Club ramp, to avoid being swept away by a large rogue wave, including a man who had to pick up his children and run.
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Otago Daily Times Published on Jan 15, 2016
Graphic warning at St Clair

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People should swim in patrolled areas between the flags. “Go when the waves are breaking, and don’t swim in flat water because that means currents and rips are taking water back out to the sea.”

### ODT Online Sat, 16 Jan 2016
Know your limits, surf life-savers say
By Damian George
Beachgoers in Dunedin are being urged to know their limits before taking to the water after surf life-savers rescued nine people in less than a month. Surf Life Saving New Zealand Otago-Southland club support officer Sam Clutterbuck said most rescues had been in non-patrolled areas, and some people were clearly not aware of what was safe.
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### dunedintv.co.nz Wed, 13 Jan 2016
Swimmers need to follow the rules on patrolled beaches
Surf life-savers continue to get the message out to swimmers to stay between the flags and make sensible decisions when taking to the water. There’s been some concerning incidents away from patrolled beaches. And as the weather heats up life guards are expecting to have to put their training into action.
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3 responses to “St Clair swimming and surf guides #WaterSafety

  1. Gurglars

    One of the great revelations of Darwin’s theory of natural selection was that the dopes drowned for swimming outside the ropes, diving into unknown holes and sword fighting with an expert.

    Today we don’t allow swimming, sword fighting, or diving without a paid OSH representative and as a result we perpetuate stupidity.

  2. Elizabeth

    [belatedly]

    ### dunedintv.co.nz Thursday, January 14, 2016
    Surfing Championships running smoothly
    The National Surfing Championships are being held in Dunedin for the first time in five years. There are 20 different divisions, from junior through to senior, as well a range of boards on the waves. Organisers say the event has been running smoothly, but it hopes permanent changes can be made to the St Clair Esplanade for safety reasons.
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