GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - The National Sea Rescue Institute is urging the public to be cautious at the coast for the remainder of this week and until after this weekend as the full moon spring tide peaks on Thursday, 28 June.
This spring tide effect will last until after the weekend.
Bathers, anglers, paddlers, boaters, coastal hikers and beach strollers are urged to be cautious.
Bathers should only swim at beaches where and when lifeguards are on duty and swim within the safe demarcated swimming zones that lifeguards post using their red and yellow flags.
Parents must ensure that children have responsible adult supervision around water.
There is also a cold front expected along the Northern and Western Cape coastline and big sea swells of four to six metres, forecast by the SA Weather Service for parts of the coastline.
Big sea conditions brought in by a cold front will impact this spring tide.
For an updated weather forecast refer to the SA Weather Service and alerts from the SA Weather Service.
Spring tide happens twice a month, at full moon and again at new moon. It causes a higher than normal high tide and a lower than normal low tide, causing stronger than normal rip currents.
The tide lasts for a few days leading up to the full moon and the new moon, it peaks on the day of the full moon and the new moon, and lasts for a few days after the full moon and the new moon.
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