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RNLI Beach Safety - Know your flags

Do you know what the different coloured flags mean when you are at the beach?

Red and yellow flag

Red and yellow flags

Red and yellow flags indicate the area patrolled by lifeguards. These are the safe areas to swim, bodyboard and use inflatables.

Black and white chequered flags

Black and white chequered flags

Black and white chequered flags indicate an area zoned by lifeguards for use of watercraft such as surfboards and kayaks. Never swim or bodyboard in these areas.

Red flag

Red flag

The red flag indicates danger. NEVER enter the water when the red flag is flying, under any circumstances.

Orange windsock

Orange windsock

The orange windsock indicates offshore wind conditions. You should NEVER use an inflatable when the sock is flying


 
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