We can learn a lot about avoiding and escaping this natural hazard by asking survivors what being caught in a rip is really like.
People have died taking selfies at cliffs, waterfalls and natural pools. We need to try a different approach to reducing the risk.
When a loved one is struggling in the water, you might want to rush in to save them. But make sure you stop and think or you could become the one in trouble.
Research reveals the reasons why people continue to swim at unpatrolled beaches, despite the warnings.
Beach safety education needs to be better targeted at multi-cultural Australian migrant communities if drownings are to be avoided.
UNSW scientists will be assessing the role surfers play in rescuing swimmers in distress as well as their broader contribution to society in a world-first, global survey.
Swimming away from sharks, defending a tent during mini-cyclone and being threatened with a pet dingo are all in a day’s work for Professor Rob Brander, coastal geomorphologist at UNSW Sydney.
A new collection of coastal research fieldwork stories reveals the exciting – and sometimes life-threatening – tales behind the science.
COVID-19 is changing the dynamics of people swimming at beaches around the world, potentially making it more unsafe.
50% of surveyed NSW coastal users don’t think that sea level rise will impact them, a report into the NSW community’s views on coastal hazards shows.