Lesson 3 – 15 minutes

Learning outcomes

  • Identify how rips are formed and what they look like
  • Understand how to escape a rip



  • DVD demonstrating Rips (optional)
  • Whiteboard and markers (optional)
  • Butchers paper and pens (optional)


  • Discuss with participants how a rip works and what one looks like.

Activity 1

  • If there is a clearly visible rip working at your beach take the participants to an elevated position where you can see the rip and point out the features.


  • Ask the group if they know what to do if caught in a rip, discuss the correct procedure


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