SLIP, SLOP, SLAP AND WRAP
It’s also a good idea to avoid direct exposure to the sun during the hottest part of the day–between the hours of 10am and 2pm. Try to take advantage of shade when possible.
Protective tents are also becoming more and more popular, like umbrellas. But take care to ground them properly so they don’t fly away at the beach and cause injury to other beach visitors.
When visiting the beach and/or staying out in the sun for extended periods ensure that you drink plenty of water. You should also avoid alcohol and carbonated drinks as they make you more dehydrated.
SUN SAFETY FOR SURF LIFESAVERS
Surf lifesavers encourage sun safety practices. Our lifesavers no longer stand on the beach for hours wearing only their togs! Today our lifesavers must wear a SPF50 long sleeved shirt and peak cap on patrol.
Where practical, Surf lifesavers stand under protective shelters and covered towers when patrolling our beaches.