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13 hours ago, dinsdale said:

It's not what's on top that's dangerous it's what's underneath.:wink:

True, not just for the beach!!!

 

:sorry:  :post-4641-1156694572:

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yesterday afternoon went to Kamala beach,red flags up,no area roped off, no lifeguards,

cant see Anyone being stupid enough to go into the water

 

 

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..... A local on Karon Beach once told me that sometimes a few people a day are swept out, never to return,

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I've swum lots at these beaches and been told not to by lifeguards I've ignored. They are doing a good job but some of us can actually swim in big waves and know what to do if caught in a rip. There are many who don't and need the protection of these lifeguards.

Alan

S.B.S.L.S.C.

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44 minutes ago, retoohs said:

I've swum lots at these beaches and been told not to by lifeguards I've ignored. They are doing a good job but some of us can actually swim in big waves and know what to do if caught in a rip. There are many who don't and need the protection of these lifeguards.

Alan

S.B.S.L.S.C.

So for the sake of everybody: stay out when told so.

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9 hours ago, nausea said:

 

 

And year in, year out, a certain percentage of tourists will fall victim.

Agreed. My point is that the lifeguards constantly move the flags to account for water conditions all year. I am at the Phuket beaches almost daily and can attest to this. My response was to someone who suggested the red flags are false warnings. 

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40 minutes ago, ThaiWai said:

Agreed. My point is that the lifeguards constantly move the flags to account for water conditions all year. I am at the Phuket beaches almost daily and can attest to this. My response was to someone who suggested the red flags are false warnings. 

Fully accept what you say. Just taking advantage of your post as a part of a repetitive rhetorical device to imply the beaches are inherently unsafe: every year red flags, every year rip tides: every year tourists drown. My apologies if that message came across as an implied criticism of your post, that isn't what I intended at all.

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Patong this morning (07.30) was all red flags in place full length of beach, no one in  water, seen two snakes on the beach also (small about 2ft long, black with white-ish hoops/stripes near end of tail) may even have been eels, I wasn't getting too close to examine lol. Just lay on sand below tide line with all the other jetsam and flotsam, nearer to ocean than prom/trees was about 800 meters apart though.

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2 hours ago, stevenl said:

So for the sake of everybody: stay out when told so.

Indeed.

 

3 hours ago, retoohs said:

I've swum lots at these beaches and been told not to by lifeguards I've ignored. They are doing a good job but some of us can actually swim in big waves and know what to do if caught in a rip. There are many who don't and need the protection of these lifeguards.

Alan

S.B.S.L.S.C.

I don't doubt your ability Alan, just the ability of others.

 

There's an old joke.  Guy flies around the top of the Empire State Building apparently supported by the updrafts into his spread-out jacket; another guy on the viewing platform, encouraged by this display, tries it and drops like a stone. The first guy's mate says: "You can be a ba**ard sometimes Superman".

 

You get me drift - savvy?

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