Study at Auckland's Muriwai Beach shows 78pc of people unable to spot deadly rip

A Stuff article.

A new study conducted at a popular but dangerous beach on Auckland’s west coast has shown the majority of people are unable to identify a rip.

The study, undertaken by Surf Life Saving New Zealand and beach safety experts, found up to 78 per cent of beachgoers in New Zealand could not spot a rip current in the surf.

Those conducting the study decided to choose Muriwai Beach given its surf conditions.

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