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  1. Get some instruction/training preferably on a registered approved course.
  2. Surf only on lifeguard patrolled beaches.
  3. If you feel uneasy with the conditions don’t go in.
  4. Make sure you are competent and a strong swimmer before entering the water.
  5. Never surf alone
  6. Surf between the appropriate coloured flags for bellyboarders generally red/yellow.
  7. Be aware of rip currents and how to escape from them. If in doubt ask the lifeguard.
  8. Never surf on a shore dump or high tide unless adequately experienced.
  9. If you are unsure of surf conditions, ask a lifeguard.
  10. Read and obey the signs.
  11. Don’t surf directly after a meal
  12. Don’t surf under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  13. If you get into trouble, don’t panic. Raise your arm for help, and wait for assistance.
  14. In a rip. Stay calm. Don’t try to swim against it. Signal for help and wait for assistance.
  15. Look out for other people in the water always check your path ahead before take off.
  16. Always obey the lifeguards instructions.