Do's and don'ts at the beach
1) Keep caution: when in doubt, don't go out.
2) Know your limits in the water: especially if there isn't a lifeguard on the beach.
3) Watch the water before you go in: observe the conditions to determine if it's safe to swim.
4) Look at the rocks on the beach: if the rocks are wet, stay off and out of the water.
5) Keep calm: never panic in the water, even if you suddenly feel in danger.
6) Use the buddy system anytime you are at the beach.
1) Alcohol and swimming: swimming after drinking alcohol makes it more difficult to escape rip currents and swim to safety if caught in a dangerous situation.
2) Swimming at night: don't swim at night unless you are certified and engaged in night SCUBA diving, or are obtaining your night SCUBA certification with a dive training organization.
3) Cliff jumping: take caution and don't jump from surfaces higher than 6 feet above the water. If you do jump, have a plan to safely exit the water and always check the depth of the water before jumping.