Rip Current Heroes Study Guide

Video highlights from Rip Current Heroes

The world’s first rip current documentary now has a study guide devoted to addressing the greatest hazard on Australia's beaches.

National Geographic’s dedicated study guide and a world first public education project focuses on rip current science and survival strategies, providing the community with knowledge of:

  • The science of rip currents: what they are, how they form and how they flow
  • The different types of rip currents and where they occur
  • How to spot rip currents
  • What to do if caught in a rip current
  • How to react when someone else is caught in a rip current
  • Approaches to educating communities about a natural hazard 

Features clips from the compelling documentary Rip Current Heroes, which follows the ground breaking research of surf scientist Dr Rob Brander (aka Dr Rip) from UNSW Sydney as he takes the audience beneath the water surface to reveal the secrets of how these currents operate.


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