Play it safe on the beach this holiday weekend

Best way to avoid getting in trouble in surf: Swim in front of a lifeguard 

Headline Surfer® video / It's a changing of the (life) guard at mid-afternoon Friday in this scene setter on the beach off the International Speedway Bouleard approach in Daytona Beach.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Always be aware of your surroundings while on the beach, especially in the surf, with rip currents on this holiday weekend. It's a good idea to swim in front of a lifeguard in case you get into trouble in the choppy waves.

Parents, & adults: Keep small children in front of you where you can see them at all times

And parents, granfdparents and other adults responsinle for small children. Always keep them in front of you where you can see them. Little ones, especially toddlers, love to chase the birds and often they aren't paying attention to what is around them, including motor vehicles in the drive zones.

These are perhaps the two greatest tips to offer for a safe beach experience on this Labor Day weekend that typically represents the end of summer.

Danger Zone: Parents need to be vigilant about their small children on the driving beach in Daytona and New Smyrna / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® video /
Danger Zone: Little ones play in water's edge. Notice how close the little boy in the video a toddler, no older than 2 or 3, comes to the passing vehicles while pushing his giant Tonka truck across the wet sand. Though he never leaves the water's edge  in the minute and 53 seconds of this video clip.
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.