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Wave Safe - Surviving Shorebreak

Waves that break directly on a steep shore can cause serious injuries. Join Bruckner Chase as he shows how to avoid this common hazard.


Any breaking wave can be dangerous but a wave breaking directly on a steep shore, like this one, is even more likely to cause serious injuries. These conditions are called shorebreak. Why is this type of wave so dangerous? Imagine the weight of a car pushing down on your head neck or back and pinning you against the sand. That is the impact a shorebreak wave can have and change your life forever.

We love all of our coastlines and we want you to have a lifetime of great beach experiences. To have fun and stay safe, always respect the power of the ocean and be wave safe.