‘No Swimming’ Signs at Kuta Beach


Along the coast of Kuta Beach, there are red flags put in as sign of swimming prohibition for the visitors.

Based on the monitoring, although the signs of ‘no swimming is put in, it didn’t stop some visitors to swim challenging the high wave.

The high wave is used by the surfers to do their hobby. Almost all areas of the beach are crowded by surfers who want to beat the high wave.

“The red flags put in by the officials of Wisata Tirta Bureau (Balawista) Badung regency because the wave id quite high so that it is dangerous for tourists who want to swim,” the Chief of Kuta Beach Work-force Gusti Ngurah Tresna said.

Besides, there is current circle on the seashore that could drag them when swimming especially children.

He said that the prohibition is not for surferd because their feet tighten on the surfboard so there is little chance to drown.

“Surfers still could surf although it is high wave as it is what they want,” he said.

Until now, the beach is open for visitors and it won’t be closed. Visitors both domestic and foreign people seem enjoying their activities there, such as sub-bathing on the white sand, taking pictures with friends or family, and walking along the seashore.

Meanwhile The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) warns fishermen and sea transportation users in Bali of high waves that will likely to happen in southern area, official said.

“Up till now tidal waves in Bali is recorded at two meters high. However the waves can reach up to 2.5 meters high in the next days due to circulation of strong wind with the speed of 8-30 kilometers per hour in the area,” spokesman to Bali’s BMKG Nyoman Gede Wiryajaya said.

He explained strong wind happens due to the change of wind circulation from east to the west. Apart from causing high waves, such condition also triggers rain.

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