Survive a Rip

Survive a Rip is the focal point of all SEA programs - teaching kids easy survival techniques in surf rips and the importance of basic water safety messages
SEA is a major contributor to water safety in Australia
Survive a Rip in Rip School SEA

Most Surf Educate Australia school programs include some kind of Rip Survival content. This enables the children to see how easy it can be to ride a rip to safety, providing confidence that rips do not go "out to sea" rather back over to a safe sand bank in most instances

Watch as school children show the simple technique of surviving a rip by floating.

Note how quickly the rip moves off the shore and along the rocks before it swings back along the beach onto a sandbank where the kids can stand.

Surf Educate Australia's lessons equip students with skills that can save their life and the lives of family members by participating in this amazing practical lesson

Video 1 survive a rip by floating (school lesson)

Video 2 Use the rip to get out to the surf break on a surfboard (school lesson)


Video session 3:: Kids from Beronia Park in Sydney's west show how simple it is to survive a rip whilst having lots of fun

Video session 4:  Dee why beach rip escapes with a nice flow in the south corner and small rips inside the surf break

Video Session 5: School students have negotiated the rip and catch waves back to the beach

Video session 6: We find a large rip at DY north of the surf club, students watch instructor Jess Escape a Rip, then wish to volunteer a couple of their piers to try. We use another tamer rip further south to educate a group of less confident swimmers

Video session 6: ski paddlers trying to negotiate large surf at Queenscliff, 2 go out on bank and one takes the rip. See who moves the quickest

queensy rip

  Surf Educators international rip survival guide and surf tips (Click to enlarge)

rip survival guide

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