In regards to rip current policy for saving lives perhaps policy should be policies.
Lifeguards policy to escape rip currents (swim sideways) has been practiced and taught to the public since 1964 exclusively.
Surfers policy to escape rip currents (swim to the waves) has been exclusively practiced and taught to experienced surfers for 100’s of years.
The Willis brothers and other Professional Ocean Safety Experts are advocating both methods swim side ways and or SWIM TO THE WAVES to escape rip currents be presented, practiced and promoted for Public Safety.
While Lifeguards may disagree with Surfers on the rip current issue both do agree on Saving Lives through Public Education. Teach both the Lifeguard’s way and the Surfer’s way ! ! !
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