The Municipality in PE is getting very involved with education on the Port Elizabeth beaches and they often call on WaterWise to assist them in doing so.The kids in this photo were rounded up by the lifeguard on duty. They were fascinated by what Marcus and the lifeguard were telling them about the sea. The biggest mistake that all of the kids made was telling Marcus that if the waves were big, they looked for the smaller waves and swam there ... Rip current education
is so important.Big waves and small waves.... where do waves come from... why do waves form...why do waves break... where does all that water go once it has rushed up the beach...These are all questions that Marcus asks learners whenever he speaks to them. Not many of the kids get any of the answers right! This shows the one of the big dangers in the Eastern Cape: learners ( and often adults ) don't know how the ocean works.If you don’t know how to drive a car, is it a good idea to take one and drive it? NO! Then why put your life at risk swimming in the ocean when you do not understand it...If you are unsure about the ocean, ASK someone who does - for example a lifesaver on duty!
It could save your life.Knowing about the sea will make it a fun place to swim, not a scary place...WaterWise is proudly sponsored by TNPA.