All you need to know about surf, sand and rips this Summer

Have you ever been caught in a rip? Stuck in the current? Dragged under by waves that seemed so much smaller from the shore?

I know I have - and it can be terrifying.

Well now you can learn how to avoid those sticky situations with award winning scientist, university lecturer and published author Dr Rob Brander (aka 'Dr Rip'). Dr Rip will be holiding a free educational seminar and book launch aimed at helping you and your family keep safe in the surf this summer.

Learn how to understand and 'read' the conditions of your favourite beach from a professional whose expertise has been used in media reports for '60 Minutes', '7:30 Report' and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Following the Seminar, Cronulla Library will be hosting a book launch and signing for the newly released Dr Rip's Essential Beach Book : everything you wanted to know about surf, sand and rips. Copies will be available for sale at the launch.

So get down to Cronulla Central this summer for a different kind of read - a read of the surf. The seminar is free but places are limited so Bookings are Essential! For more information visit

When: Wednesday 19th January @ 1.00 - 3.30pm
Where: Cronulla Central Community Centre Hall with book launch at Cronulla Library
Cost: Free
Bookings: Please call 97100163 to book your place