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Spot the danger: Bondi Rescue star’s warning about summer snap – as he lists the new trends emerging on Aussie beaches in 2023

by Staff

Bondi Rescue star Harrison Reid has shared a snap of an ominous rip current off Bondi Beach to warn Aussies who seek out ‘calm’ patches for a dip this summer. 

Speaking to FEMAIL, the seasoned lifeguard pointed out the ‘innocent’ area of water at the bottom of the image was actually one of the most dangerous rips at Bondi. 

‘Rips are very common at surf beaches, with waves coming in and the water needing to find a way to get back out to sea. This is what causes a rip,’ he said.

‘The one in the picture is what we call a permanent rip as it is always there.’

There are four main ways to spot a rip while out swimming or surfing: deep and dark water with waves breaking either side, significant water movement, a rippled surface surrounded by calm water and sand churned up below. 

Bondi Rescue star Harrison Reid has shared a snap of an ominous rip current off Bondi Beach to warn Aussies who seek out ‘calm’ patches for a dip this summer

Speaking to FEMAIL, the seasoned lifeguard pointed out the 'innocent' area of water at the bottom of the image was actually one of the most dangerous rips at Bondi (Arrow shows the rip runs from close to shore, all the way out the back)

Speaking to FEMAIL, the seasoned lifeguard pointed out the ‘innocent’ area of water at the bottom of the image was actually one of the most dangerous rips at Bondi (Arrow shows the rip runs from close to shore, all the way out the back)

Harrison also listed some of the most notable trends on the beach this year, with beach shelters – like Coolcabanas – continuing to be a ‘must-have’.

Beach shelters have definitely made a comeback! They are more common than umbrellas down here around the beaches,’ Harrison said. 

‘I’ve also noticed the Cornhole game and Spikeball. I’m not going to lie I’ve also seen a few parents having their kids on leads!’

'Rips are very common at surf beaches, with waves coming in and the water needing to find a way to get back out to sea. This is what causes a rip,' Harrison (pictured) said

‘Rips are very common at surf beaches, with waves coming in and the water needing to find a way to get back out to sea. This is what causes a rip,’ Harrison (pictured) said

Harrison also listed some of the most notable trends on the beach this year, with beach shelters - like Coolcabanas - continuing to be a 'must-have'

Harrison also listed some of the most notable trends on the beach this year, with beach shelters – like Coolcabanas – continuing to be a ‘must-have’

For a day out at the beach Harrison is always sure to pack five essentials – Zinc and sunscreen, a water bottle, a snack (usually a mango), sunglasses and a towel. 

He prefers Ella Bachè zinc and Neutrogena sunscreen, Orlebar Brown swimwear, Destination Towels and a Curly Lewis hat.

He is also a huge fan of bringing your own pillow.

‘Whether it’s an old one from home or a blow up one, it’s a game changer for a beach siesta,’ he said, adding his favourite is the 10:PM pillow.

Spikeball and similar games have been huge this year

So has the game  Cornhole (right)

Spikeball and similar games (left) have been huge this year, along with Cornhole (right)

He is also a huge fan of bringing your own pillow. 'Whether it's an old one from home or a blow up one, it's a game changer for a beach siesta,' he said, adding his favourite is the 10:PM pillow

He is also a huge fan of bringing your own pillow. ‘Whether it’s an old one from home or a blow up one, it’s a game changer for a beach siesta,’ he said, adding his favourite is the 10:PM pillow

'I have them stockpiled at home and in the fridge at work,' he said of mangoes

‘I have them stockpiled at home and in the fridge at work,’ he said of mangoes

An Australian Mangoes ambassador, Harrison said the fruits really are the perfect addition to a day out by the water. 

‘I have them stockpiled at home and in the fridge at work,’ he said.

‘I also often pick up a takeaway Mango Tuna bruschetta from Washoku in Vaucluse… it’s an explosion of summer in your mouth.’

It’s predicted that 100million Aussie mangoes will be consumed this summer alone. 

Read more about how to pick the perfect ripe mango – and the signs it’s no longer in its prime – here

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