Spring tide rip current warning

SWIMMERS and shoreline anglers have been warned to be extremely cautious over the next week when strong rip currents are expected along the coastline.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said that the full moon spring tide that peaked on Monday would cause stronger than normal rip currents along the coast.

NSRI spokesman Craig Lambinon said swimmers and shoreline anglers were most at risk and extreme caution was advised.

Spring tide happens twice every month, at full moon and at new moon. – Herald Reporter