Educational Resources

Designed in partnership with USLA and NOAA, the East End Ocean Rescue Rip Current signs help beachgoers know what to do if they get caught in a rip and how to help a swimmer in distress. A downloadable rip current card can be printed for beach and water safety education programs and visitor interactions.

virtual reality game designed by Dr. Jase Bernhardt (Hofstra University) helps teach beachgoers about the hazards of rip currents and what actions to take if they become caught in a rip current. Visit NY Sea Grant’s website to learn more about how the game was developed and how it’s being used for education.

Developed by NY Sea Grant at Cornell and Hofstra University, the beach safety game helps NY’s coastal hazards specialists learn more about visitors’ understanding of beach hazards and how safety messaging can be improved.

East Hampton Town Lifeguards supervise seven ocean beaches and three bay beaches and maintain a website with beach conditions and other statistics. Daily Beach Reports can be found here.

The USLA works to reduce the incidence of death and injury at the beach through public education; safety information for hazards including rip currents can be found on their website.

Listen to Dr. Greg Dusek’s “Know before You Go” webinar to learn more about rip current misconceptions and how to communicate the dangers to beachgoers.

Developed by NOAA and the USLA, the Rip Current Safety Sign provides succinct information about what to do when caught in a rip current and how to swim safely at the beach.

A rip current education page by the NOAA National Ocean Service with a video on “Rip Current Safety for Kids.”

The National Weather Service provides information about rip currents and how to avoid being caught in one.

The National Weather Service provides information about various beach hazards including rip currents and high surf.

Created by NOAA and the USLA, this toolkit supports the work of all beach safety advocates.