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NSRI issues Full Moon Spring Tide safety alert

Sep 25, 2018
NSRI issues Full Moon Spring Tide safety alert

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has appealed to the public to be cautious around the coastline until after the coming weekend (27 and 28 September), as the Full Moon Spring Tide, that peaks on Tuesday, 25th September, has begun to increase in intensity as it builds towards the Spring Tide peak.

"The full moon Spring Tide will affect the coastline from today, peaking on 25th September, and lasting until after the weekend of the 27th, 28th September," explained NSRI spokesperson, Craig Lambinon.

"Bathers, anglers, coastal hikers and beach strollers are urged to be cautious and to heed the safety alert and to be aware of the Spring Tide phenomenon.

"Bathers should only go to beaches where and when lifeguards are on duty and swim within the safe demarcated swimming zones that lifeguards post using their red and yellow flags."

He added that the NSRI was also urging parents to ensure that their children have responsible adult supervision around inland and coastal waters.

"Spring Tide occurs at the full moon and again at the new moon and brings with it a higher than normal high tide, a lower than normal low tide and stronger than normal rip currents."

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