The 2019-20 beach season commenced on September 28, signified by the official raising of the flag ceremony at Terrigal Beach.
The red and yellow flags were placed in the sand at 15 Central Coast beaches as lifeguards and lifesavers returned to patrol to keep our community safe.
Council’s Team Leader Beach Safety, Craig Healy, said while our beaches will be supervised, everyone needs to be surf smart.
“You can rest assured that when you visit one of our patrolled beach locations, that you will be in good hands,” Healy said.
“Council’s lifeguards patrol our shorelines from Monday to Friday, and Surf Life Saving volunteers keep everyone safe on weekends and public holidays.
“Board riders are asked to keep outside the black and white flags on each side of the red and yellow flags, as these indicate the surf craft exclusion zone,” he said.
Until December 20 all beaches and The Grant McBride Baths at The Entrance will be supervised from 9am to 5pm.
During the busy Christmas holiday period, from December 21 to January 27, all locations, including Budgewoi Beach, are patrolled for an extra hour from 9am to 6pm.
Media release, Sep 23
Central Coast Council Media