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Phuket lifeguards fly red flags for surf-danger warning

PHUKET: Lifeguards have closed off sections of popular beaches as a precaution to protect swimmers from dangerous surf and strong waves along Phuket’s west coast.

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The Phuket News

Tuesday 6 June 2017, 01:03PM


Red flags have been posted along sections of Nai Yang Beach and Nai Thon Beach warning beachgoers not to enter the surf in those areas.
“Red flags are flying at Nai Thon Beach. Please make sure that you swim only between the red-and-yellow flags,” the Phuket Lifeguard Service urged this morning in a notice posted on their Facebook page. (See here.)

“We urge all beachgoers to be careful and to not swim where they see red flags. Please do not break the rules because it is dangerous,” one lifeguard told The Phuket News.

Dangerous surf and rips are common at Phuket’s west coast beaches during the southwest monsoon, from May through October each year.

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BenPendejo | 06 June 2017 - 19:51:47

This is what it takes to prevent drownings since the Thai/Phuket government is too cheap to provide adequate funding for tourists protection. Lucky there are a couple good lifeguards in Naithon.  I have seen these guys regularly standing at the water's edge with whistles, keeping their eyes on stupid and careless tourists, and taking matters into their own hands to protect people that have no idea about the ocean and its dangers.  This is unlike most other beaches (especially Kamala and Karon) .  Thumbs up to Naithon lifeguards!

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