Understanding FlagsUnderstanding FlagsOn arrival at a lifeguarded beach you’ll need to know your flags:

RED AND YELLOW FLAGS

Lifeguarded area. Safest area to swim, bodyboard and use inflatables.

BLACK AND WHITE CHEQUERED FLAGS

For surfboards, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and other non-powered craft. Launch and recovery area for kitesurfers and windsurfers. Never swim or bodyboard here.

RED FLAG

Danger! Never go in the water under any circumstances when the red flag is flying.

ORANGE WINDSOCK

Indicates strong winds.Never use inflatables when the windsock is flying.

When learning, do not kitesurf, windsurf or use stand-up paddleboards when the wind is blowing offshore.

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