Preparation and Planning

Be Prepared

check weather and tides before you go

Weather, Tides and Swell

Check the weather, tides and swell for your chosen location before you go.


Let someone on land know where you’re going and your expected return time.
body board between the flags


Body Boarding / Body Surfing

Stay between the red and yellow flags while body boarding or body surfing.


Take time to get to know the break. Check the tides. Looks for rips. Ask locals or a lifeguard for advice.