Do you know how to ‘read’ the surf and work out what’s going on beneath the waves? If you don’t, but would like to learn, then Dr Rob Brander from the University of New South Wales is bringing his popular ‘Science of the Surf’ workshop to the Sutherland Shire.
The session is at North Cronulla Surf Club and it includes a multimedia presentation on how beaches work and behave – from the massive swell that rolls in during big storms to how to spot a deadly rip current.
If conditions permit on the day, the session will be followed by a dye release demonstration into the surf at approximately 3.15pm at North Cronulla Beach which illustrate how a rip actually works.
Topics covered include beach safety and hazards, coastal evolution, wave formation, how to spot rip currents and what to do if you’re caught in one, rock platforms and rock fishing and beach types and behaviour. A big thank you to North Cronulla Surf Club for generously donating the venue for the information sessions.