Bathers, anglers, surfers and people walking along the shoreline are being warned of Monday’s (April 30) full moon Spring Tide. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) urged beach-goers in Cape Town to exercise caution along the water’s edge as the full moon Spring Tide peaks.

“Spring Tide causes a coastal higher than normal high tide, a lower than normal low tide and stronger than normal rip currents. Spring Tide happens during the full moon and during the new moon and lasts for a few days leading up to the full (or new) moon, peaks on the day of full (or new) moon and lasts for a few days after the full (or new) moon,” read the statement.

An important diagram showing you how to escape a rip current.

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