Surf Safety

Surf safety is an extremely important issue when visiting the popular Australian beaches. Below are the flags that you may see when at the beach, and the relevant meanings for each of them. Please make sure that you abide by these flags. They are there for your safety.

Surf Safety Surf Safety Surf Safety Surf Safety Swimming Prohibited Surfing Permitted
Swimming Area* Good Swimming Conditions* Unstable Water Conditions Do Not Enter the Water Swimming Prohibited Surfing Permitted

* between the red and yellow flags

The perfect way to relax in Australia is to go to the beach. Although it is great fun there are a few guidelines you should follow to ensure a safe and enjoyable day, including:

* Always use a high protection sunscreen.

* Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your eyes.

* Avoid sitting out in the sun during the middle of the day.

* Make sure you cover up if going into the water (wear a t-shirt).

* Do not swim after you have eaten or if you have consumed alcohol.

* Follow all instructions from the Lifeguards on duty.

* Swim in the designated areas (normally marked by red and yellow flags).

* Do not swim on beaches that are closed or that aren't patrolled by Lifeguards.

* Stay out of the water if unsure of the surf conditions or there are no safety flags.

* Stay close to the shore if there is a yellow flag.

* If you get caught in a rip then swim diagonally across it. Do not struggle against it.

* If caught in a rip stay on your float or surfboard.

* If you are in trouble then raise one arm, and wait for assistance.

Surfing

SurfingAustralian Explorer has selected a range of gift ideas that will be perfect for anybody who loves surfing. If you know somebody who has always wanted to try surfing then there are surfing lessons available in a number of locations across Australia such as the famous Bondi Beach. If you know somebody who has mastered surfing why not check out our popular Kitesurfing and Windsurfing experiences? Or you may even want to try stand up paddle board surfing. So whether you are looking for a gift for a beginner or advanced surfer we have something for everybody.

Surfing Featured Experiences

2 Day Surf Camp Escape to Seal Rocks
Rates from $349.00 : New South Wales

Spend 2 days learning to surf or progressing your surfing whilst discovering the untouched beauty of the Seal Rocks. At our surf camp, situated 3 hours from Sydney, you’ll enjoy perfect warm water waves, amazing national park scenery, and epic on-tour parties. We’ll always make sure you’re surfing the best waves of the day. Sit back, relax, and enjoy 2 days of surfing paradise.


2 Day Great Ocean Road Weekend Warrior Surfing Tour

Rates from $445.00 : Victoria

Beginner Group Surf Lesson

Rates from $69.00 : New South Wales

One Day Surf Trip to Royal National Park

Rates from $119.00 : New South Wales

Bondi Surf ExperienceBondi Surf Experience (EX923)
New South Wales : $89.00
This is Australia's greatest surf experience on Australia's greatest beach! Bondi Beach is home to s
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Kiteboarding 5 Hour Addiction PackageKiteboarding 5 Hour Addiction Package (EX691)
Victoria : $249.00
A program designed to get you kiteboarding safely and successfully on your own. With 2 exhilarating
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Half Day Dolphin and Straddie Kayaking TourHalf Day Dolphin and Straddie Kayaking Tour (EX3189)
Queensland : $85.00
Come and join us for an exciting adventure as we paddle across the tranquil waters of the Gold Coast
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Individual One on One Windsurfing LessonIndividual One on One Windsurfing Lesson (EX183)
Queensland : $150.00
With the Individual "One on One" Windsurfing Lesson you are guaranteed to improve your windsurfing s
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Team Builder Surf LessonTeam Builder Surf Lesson (EX0040)
New South Wales : $75.00
Challenge the fear within, dive into the unknown and see your collective efforts rewarded. Exper
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Wide Selection to Choose From

Beginner Group Surf Lesson (EX0035)
New South Wales : $69.00
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Private Introductory 60 Minute Windsurfing Lesson (EX953)
Victoria : $60.00
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Beginner Group Surf Lesson (EX0035)
New South Wales : $69.00
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Private Beginner Surf Lesson (EX0036)
New South Wales : $100.00
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Individual One on One Kitesurfing Lesson (EX182)
Queensland : $150.00
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Private Beginner Surf Lesson (EX0036)
New South Wales : $100.00
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2 Day Surf Camp Escape to Seal Rocks (EX1576)
New South Wales : $349.00
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Kiteboarding Lesson in St Kilda (EX690)
Victoria : $59.00
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2 Day Surf Camp Escape to Seal Rocks (EX1576)
New South Wales : $349.00
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2 Day Surf Camp Escape to Seal Rocks (EX1576)
New South Wales : $349.00
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Individual One on One Kitesurfing Lesson (EX182)
Queensland : $150.00
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Stand Up Paddle Board Group Lesson in St Kilda (EX1018)
Victoria : $60.00
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