Australia has some of the best coastlines in the world and our beaches are enjoyed by millions every year. Therefore, understanding the ocean is extremely important. The more you know about how waves, wind and tides affect the conditions of the water, the better able you are to keep yourself and your family safe, or even rescue others from danger.
Surf Lifesaving Australia has a great website where you can find information about any beach in Australia. Apart from general information, you also get up to date conditions including temperature, winds, tides, swell and water temperatures. They also have a Beach Safe app with up-to-the-minute beach safety information for the public.