Posted April 02, 2018 09:20:38 If you’re a surfer or snorkeler, you’re likely to have seen or been to at least one of the hundreds of beaches that dot the Pacific Ocean, but it may take a little while to find one that is safe for your safety.
The beaches that have been deemed unsafe by the United Nations have been marked with orange warning lights and red “No Surfing” signs.
The warning lights are meant to warn people of the dangers of surfacing on or near the beaches.
It’s important to note that surfers and snorkelers are allowed to take the beach.
It’s also important to remember that it’s still illegal to swim off the coast of Australia.
In addition, if you’re caught surfing, the maximum penalty for breaching a beach is a fine of up to $5,000.
If you have any questions about the safety of a beach or if you want to report a surf, the Surf Life Saving NSW website has a handy guide.
Are you at risk?
Surf Life saving NSW has a list of beach hazards, and is the number one source for information on beach safety.
If you are concerned about surfing on a beach, call the Surf Lifeline on 1300 551 200.
For more information about surfing in Australia, you can check out Surf Life NSW website.