California, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Before this vacation takes place they hope everyone will take time to go over important tips for enjoying a happy and safe experience.

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The southern region of the state of California has many beaches to explore and each has its own personality, so to speak. There are many enjoyable aspects of these beaches but possible safety hazards should be considered. Tripps Travel Network wants its members to be informed and prepared.

Surfing and swimming are the hallmark of the Southern California lifestyle. This is true of both tourists and local residents alike. With the beauty of the Pacific Ocean comes picturesque settings but also certain potential problems that nature can present. When swimming in the ocean, be alert to water that looks discolored, choppy, foamy, or debris filled, as an indication that rip currents are present. If caught in a rip current, never try to swim away from it. Instead, swim diagonally parallel to the shore to avoid being sucked into the current. Watch out for «Rogue Waves» or «Sleeper Waves,» unexpected waves that wash ashore and grab people into the ocean. This can happen as they walk close to the shore or while climbing rocks and cliffs.

Sunbathing to get that tan body is still a popular activity on the beach. While soaking up some rays will provide your body with a natural dose of Vitamin D, too much sun exposure can pose a problem that may lead to skin cancer. Members of Tripps Travel Network need to apply generous amounts of sunscreen periodically with a SPF of 15 or higher, even on overcast days. Wearing a cap or wide-brimmed hat between the peak sun hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. is also recommended.

One of the most important factors of swimming safety is for every member to take swimming lessons to become a moderately good swimmer before venturing into the ocean. This is especially true for those who try surfing the waves. Going out with a professional who can offer surfing tips is also wise. In addition, members should become certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in case something happens and your services are needed on the beach.

Tripps Travel Network members should try to spend their time on the beaches when lifeguards are on duty.  Pay attention to the colored flag system of each beach you visit, as they each represent various warnings related to wind, ocean, and storm conditions that affect whether you stay at the beach or not. Do not mix drinking alcohol with swimming or water sports as they can affect your decision-making abilities. The buddy system is necessary when hanging at the beach or in the ocean. If something goes wrong with one person the other can wave or yell for help from lifeguards or others on land. Another unknown phenomena is when swimmers hyperventilate before going underwater or hold their breath too long, they can drown due to shallow water blackouts. Another concern is to be on the lookout for is natural drop-offs that make swimming in a certain depth suddenly become deeper then you planned on.

Members of Tripps Travel Network will find Southern California beaches a real treat as long as they keep these beach tips in mind to avoid any unpleasant surprises. For more information please visit

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