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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