Articles | Volume 22, issue 3
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 909–926, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-909-2022
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 909–926, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-22-909-2022

Research article 17 Mar 2022

Research article | 17 Mar 2022

Characteristics and beach safety knowledge of beachgoers on unpatrolled surf beaches in Australia

Lea Uebelhoer et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-318', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Robert Brander, 04 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-318', Sarah Trimble, 05 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Robert Brander, 04 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (09 Feb 2022) by Maria Ana Baptista
AR by Robert Brander on behalf of the Authors (10 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Feb 2022) by Maria Ana Baptista
AR by Robert Brander on behalf of the Authors (23 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Beachgoers at unpatrolled Australian beaches were surveyed to gain an understanding of their demographics, beach safety knowledge, and behaviour. Most visited unpatrolled beaches out of convenience and because they wanted to visit a quiet location. Despite being infrequent beachgoers, with poor swimming and hazard identification skills, most intended to enter the water. Authorities should go beyond the swim between the flags safety message, as people will always swim at unpatrolled beaches.
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