Update on Beach Conditions - 16th Nov 2017

Update on Beach Conditions

The voluntary lifeguard patrol season at St Clair Beach is now underway and with a settled prediction for this summer expectations are that beach use will be high.

Lifeguard patrols are currently running 12 to 5pm on Saturday's and Sunday's with a supervised and safe swimming location expected at St Clair Beach unless the lifeguards have deemed the conditions unsafe for the public. You can tell if conditions are deemed unsafe if the club is flying a Red Flag.

As with all patrolled beaches through the country St Clair has it's own unique elements that can create dangers for beach users and also the setting of a safe patrol area.

To assist the public with having an understanding of beach conditions when there are no lifeguards on duty, St Clair will be displaying the club Beach Conditions sign directly outside the club on the Esplanade, with details about lifeguard patrol hours and any particular dangers at that time.

You can also check the weather, surf prediction, tidal predictions and water quality tests via our St Clair Local Weather Conditions page.

If you are unsure about how to stay safe at the beach this summer, you can visit Find a Beach for tips on surf safety.

For anyone interested in research in this area. Identification of rips and their behaviour is an on-going project and intaitives such as the release of dye in to the water to track movements or the more high tech such as the partnership between Surf Life Saving New Zealand and Emsisoft are helping lifeguards to greater understand and predict water movements in our environment.

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