A single flag – red over yellow – flying from the pole of the lifeguard station shows that lifeguards are on duty.
An additional yellow flag at the lifeguard station indicates a general warning of danger. More information may be provided by additional signs.
A red flag at the lifeguard station signifies unsafe water conditions (such as high waves, a thunderstorm or strong currents) that pose serious dangers for swimming and other activities; in this case, never enter the water, as there is a real danger of drowning.
A pair of flags (red over yellow) at the water’s edge mark the swimming zone patrolled by lifeguards.
Black and white chequered flags signify a zone designated for use by surfboards and other water sports equipment. These areas are not safe for swimmers and bathers. Therefore: No swimming or bathing allowed.