TAILGATE SAFETY MEETING – 6 Important Ocean Tips


Beach Butlerz is so ready for another wonderful summer season and we bet you are too! As the weather continues to amaze us with warm sunny days, we bet you’re thinking about going to the beach to sunbathe, hangout with friends and family, and enjoy California beaches.  Many of you will venture into the water to cool down from the warm temperature, BUT BEFORE YOU DO, take a look at our Beach Butlerz Tailgate Safety list of ocean safety tips because we care about our awesome blog readers.

1)    Be aware of other beach goers activities: Make sure you are aware of everyone around you when entering the water. Avoid the path of surfers or body-boarders shooting down the surf, and be aware of small children in shallow water that may end up in the path of your water fun.

2)    Observe the landscape: Knowing the environment is crucial to water safety. Watch for rocks, jetties, steep drops offs, etc so you don’t accidently trip and fall and become part of the landscape.

3)    Scan the water for sea critters: Remember: you are playing in their habitat, so jellyfish, star fish, crabs, sharks, seals and all other sea life are sharing the water with you. Be respectful of wildlife. Diving into the water and swimming towards a sea otter to get a closer look isn’t a good idea, really. Chances are, you’ll scare the heck out of them and they may just bite.

4)    Know your own abilities: If you are not a strong swimmer, stay out of the water, especially when rip tides are present. Don’t push yourself too hard physically or swim too far out.  Stay within your known athletic swimming capabilities.

5)    Don’t underestimate the current or waves: If the waves look too big, and if the ocean current appears to be strong, be extra cautious and avoid wading out too far. Better safe than sorry.

6)    Know where to find the nearest lifeguard station: Lifeguards are on the beach to ensure your safety.  It’s just like knowing where the nearest hospital is. Know your safety nets and don’t be shy or too proud to ask for their assistance.

If you’d like to know more, this handbook can provide more information and safety tips.

See you on the beach!

The Beach Butlerz Crew

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