Costa Rica Surfing Spots – Safety tips

Costa Rica Surfing Spots – Safety tips
  • Always swim or surf at places patrolled by surf lifesavers or lifeguards.
  • Swim between the red and yellow flags. They mark the safest area to swim.
  • Always swim under supervision or with a friend.
  • Read and obey the signs.
  • Don’t swim directly after a meal.
  • Don’t swim under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • If you are unsure of surf conditions, ask a lifesaver or lifeguard.
  • Never run and dive in the water. Even if you have checked before, conditions can change.
  • If you get into trouble in the water, don’t panic. Raise your arm for help, float and wait for assistance.
  • Float with a current or undertow. Stay calm. Don’t try to swim against it. Signal for help and wait for assistance.