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Why Mossel Bay

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Mossel Bay. Do stuff

Activities, adventures, beaches...

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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.

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 

Emergency number: NSRI Mossel Bay

NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute) emergency telephone: 044 604 6271

Break the grip of the rip

Please see - and download - the infographic on rip currents in our gallery below (with thanks to the NSRI: www.nsri.org.za)

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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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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Dana Bay 1 2 and 3

  • Published in Beaches
  • Tuesday, 23 September 2008 22:58
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Mossel Bay.

2 swim areas with ablution blocks; braai facilities; look-out point for whales and dolphins; 20 minutes drive from Mossel Bay central.

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Johann Muller and Kim beaton hosts the Karaoke night @ Santos express train lodge at santos [...]
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blue shed
Coffee Cupping @ Blue shed. Ticket price includes coffee demos, pairings, tasty food and live [...]
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Hartenbos Beach Stage
Hartenbos Park Run is a free 5km fun run/walk alongside the beach. Grandparents, parents and [...]
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Herbertsdale Agri Hall
SAPS Race Against Crime Fun Run of 15km and 21.1km brought to you by Mossel Bay [...]
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Bingo night @ santos express train lodge!! Prizes to be won, please bring own [...]
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garden route casino
Jimmy Nevis born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Jimmy Nevis is an alternative pop [...]
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dias museum complex
Baroque Instruments-2singers, a viola gamba player and a harpsichord. Tickets only available at [...]
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Diaz Maritime Museum
Mossel Bay Art Society presents...Garden baroque with Sandile Mabaso on tenor, andrew cruickshank [...]
Date :  Fri, 07 Aug 2015
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santos express train lodge
Karaoke Night at santos express train lodge hosted by Kim Beaton and Johann Muller.   Contact: [...]
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Hartenbos Beach Stage
Hartenbos Park Run is a free 5km fun run/walk alongside the beach. Grandparents, parents and [...]
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Bingo time at Santos express train lodge at santos beach!! Prizes up for grabs and Please Bring [...]
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The Dias Museum presents a classical concert with master students from University Stellenbosch [...]
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Karaoke night at santos express train lodge hosted by kim beaton and johann [...]
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Kenani Service Centre
Michael Lindt performing at Kenani Service Centre.  Light refreshment for sale.   Cost: [...]
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Hartenbos Beach Stage
Hartenbos Park Run is a free 5km fun run/walk alongside the beach. Grandparents, parents and [...]
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Bingo time at santos express train lodge!! Prizes to be won and please bring, your own [...]
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Karaoke Night at Santos Express Train Lodge at santos beach.     Contact: Tania
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Hartenbos Beach Stage
Hartenbos Park Run is a free 5km fun run/walk alongside the beach. Grandparents, parents and [...]
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Bingo time at santos express train lodge! Prizes to be won, please bring own [...]
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Karaoke night at santos express train lodge and hosted by Kim beaton and johann [...]
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Kenani hereby invites the public to come and join us for a fun day of shopping and indulging. Come [...]
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