Annie and the Waves, a beach safety book for children aged 3-8 years written by children’s book author, Louise Lambeth. Annie and the Waves has been reviewed and endorsed by Surf Life Saving Australia.

As you read this book you will learn:

Surf lifesavers wear red and yellow

Always swim between the red and yellow flags

Some beaches are safer than others

There are different kinds of waves, some are safer than others

If you need help in the water, stay calm and raise your hand

Sun safety

Never swim alone!

Book Synopsis:

Annie and her family are going to the beach for a holiday. Two surf lifesavers visit Annie’s school and she learns how to stay safe at the beach. Annie discovers that the ocean is changeable. She is initially wary of the waves but after meeting the surf lifesavers, and with the help of her family, Annie soon discovers the joys of swimming at the beach. Annie’s confidence grows until she experiences a surging wave that drags her into the deeper water. Will she remember how to tell the surf lifesavers she needs help?


Beach education
Surf Education at school


Surf Safety Education
Annie signals for help


Annie learns to body board
Annie learns to body board


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