Water safety of all sorts is encouraged in a new report, and the tips should be understood by parents and indeed all citizens of California, especially the advice pertaining to beaches. When headed to the beach, understand the common meanings of beach flags as explained by the National Weather Service. Yellow or single red means you ought to use caution due to the heightened surf, while a double red line signifies that you shouldn’t be on the beach at all. One thing in particular you’ll want to look out for on the beach is a rip current, which has the potential to pull even expert swimmers out to sea. Look out for channels of water and lines of debris headed away from shore, and if you’re ever caught up in a rip current, swim perpendicular to the current until you get out.
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