I think things like that need to be more clearly outlined. I know at Wakanui beach, there’s a sign saying no swimming, but I haven’t seen anything like that at a lot of other beaches. I’m surprised more people haven’t been washed out to sea from Canterbury beaches. I’ve seen kids at Wakanui beach sitting down and playing in the waves and nearly gotten sucked all the way back in with the backwash. Not long after that a local fisherman contacted the newspaper and there was an article about it all. Some people don’t know how strong the waves can be, and even if you get a wave hit you and go up to your knees it can be enough to knock you off your feet, and before you can get back up you can easily enough get sucked back in.