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Why Mossel Bay

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Mossel Bay. Do stuff

Activities, adventures, beaches...

Interesting reading

Feature articles and more...

Archaeology in Mossel Bay

The earliest evidence for modern human behaviour

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Mossel Bay Tourism offers information, assistance with accommodation enquiries and details of attractions and adventures. We’re open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Click here for our contact details

Beaches

Mossel Bay. Do beach stuff

No less than sixty kilometres of long, sandy beaches – and beach-going weather throughout the year.

There’s plenty of beach stuff to do in Mossel Bay – stuff like swimming, surfing, fishing, and walking. But doing nothing at all? That’s what everyone likes best at the beach. Especially on beaches like ours.

Outeniqua Beach

  • Published in Beaches
  • Tuesday, 23 September 2008 22:53
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Between Mossel Bay & George. 6 km of beach; 4 swim areas of 100 m each; ablutions; 30 minutes drive from Mossel Bay central.

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Beach Safety

  • Published in Beaches
  • Tuesday, 04 December 2012 15:42
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Ocean Awareness 101

How do I avoid getting stuck in a current?

  • Never go swimming alone and always watch your friend. Use the buddy system
  • Always keep an eye on a fixed point or marker on the beach
  • Always make sure your feet can touch the ground
  • Never swim in rough water
  • Always swim between the lifesaver's red-and-yellow flags

What do I do if I DO get stuck in a current?

  • Do not panic and stay calm
  • Never swim against or directly into the current
  • If you have a surfboard or body board wit you, stay on it. It will keep you a float.
  • Use one arm to keep you afloat and hold the other one up to signal for help. Stay calm
  • Let the current take you out to sea and then assess how you can get back to shore (rip currents work in circular patterns)

How do I recognise a current:

  • Current strength is determined by the tide and wind, which in turn affect the size of the waves
  • Currents are usually discolored, sandy brown
  • Currents ripples the surface of the sea
  • Currents usually start in deep water where there is little wave activity.

5 Golden Rules of swimming at the beach:

  • Never swim alone
  • Always keep an eye on a fixed marker on the beach
  • Stay waist- to chest-deep, and keep your feet on the ground
  • Swim between the flags wherever life savers are on duty
  • After a you eat, wait at least 30 minutes before you swim

And finally:

  • Always respect Mother Nature, the sea.
  • Keep the beach clean and tidy.
  • Always tell your parents or care takers that you are going to the beach.
  • Be responsible on the beach, do not drink alcohol or eat before entering the water.
  • It's very important that you share this knowledge and information with your parents, friends, brothers and sisters.
  • If you can abide by these simple rules you will be able to enjoy swimming in the sea and still be safe.

 

Thanks for this material: www.wavesschoolofsurfing.com 

Please watch this brilliant video

 

  • Thanks for this video, Dr Rob Brander ('Dr Rip') of the University of New South Wales.
  • Download more greaat beach safety information from Dr Rip's site: 

    www.scienceofthesurf.com 

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An Affair to Remember movie playing at Monroe Theatre, with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. Contact [...]
Date :  Tue, 01 Apr 2014
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The Out Of Towners playing at Monroe Theatre with Jack Lemmon and Sandy. Contact Joan to book your [...]
Date :  Thu, 03 Apr 2014
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Some Like it Hot at Monroe Theatre in Marsh street with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack [...]
Date :  Thu, 10 Apr 2014
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Voorskoot and Lipstiek with Herman Lensing and  Marinda Engelbrecht at Park Primary School. This [...]
Date :  Fri, 11 Apr 2014
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garden route casino
Local band, Ocean Breeze playing at Garden Route Casino`s Bravo Lounge, this is followed by [...]
Date :  Sun, 13 Apr 2014
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hartenbos
The Festival takes place over Easter Weekend and the theme is..."what would jesus do".... Artists [...]
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Mojo Kings at Garden Route Casino followed by Karaoke. Free Wi-fi.  
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Live Rugby at santos express tarin lodge at santos beach.
Date :  Fri, 18 Apr 2014
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The Festival takes place over Easter Weekend and the theme is..."what would jesus do".... Artists [...]
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Live rugby at santos express train lodge at santos beach.
Date :  Sat, 19 Apr 2014
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The Festival takes place over Easter Weekend and the theme is..."what would jesus do".... Artists [...]
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Legacy Band performing live at Garden route Casino`s, Bravo Lounge.This is followed by [...]
Date :  Sun, 20 Apr 2014
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Bingo at Santos Express train lodge at santos beach.
Date :  Tue, 22 Apr 2014
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Well known afrikaans boere music band, Klipwerf Orchestra live on stage at Garden route casino`s [...]
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Mossel Bay Arts Society brings you...Chameleon Trio at Dias Museum. Trio consists of artist hailing [...]
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This year the series comprises 3 x 3-day events. Presented by Bos Billabong South Africa are [...]
Date :  Fri, 25 Apr 2014
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Dj Ice and Dj Nigel spinning the decks at Garden Route Casino`s Bravo Lounge. Free Wi-Fi.
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He has been WOWING the crowds of Cape Town and all over the country with his combination of rhythms [...]
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Drum Clinic taking place at Garden route Casino`s Bravo Lounge. Free Wi-Fi
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Liewe Heksie and the Rolskaatse live on stage at Garden Route Casino`s Bravo Lounge. Free [...]
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The Caveman MTB Expedition Race is a physically demanding, unforgettable, self-supported mountain [...]
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This year the series comprises 3 x 3-day events. Presented by Bos Billabong South Africa are [...]
Date :  Sat, 26 Apr 2014
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Prerogatives Band Live at Garden Route Casino`s Bravo Lounge. This is followed by Karaoke. Free [...]
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The Caveman MTB Expedition Race is a physically demanding, unforgettable, self-supported mountain [...]
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the point
This year the series comprises 3 x 3-day events. Presented by Bos Billabong South Africa are [...]
Date :  Sun, 27 Apr 2014
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The Caveman MTB Expedition Race is a physically demanding, unforgettable, self-supported mountain [...]
Date :  Mon, 28 Apr 2014
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The Caveman MTB Expedition Race is a physically demanding, unforgettable, self-supported mountain [...]
Date :  Tue, 29 Apr 2014
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The Caveman MTB Expedition Race is a physically demanding, unforgettable, self-supported mountain [...]
Date :  Wed, 30 Apr 2014

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P O Box 1556, Mossel Bay, 6500

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