For those who swim in the sea for open water swimming - what do you do?
Just get in and splash around?
Coming from a seaside town, I know to swim between the flags, and best to let the lifeguard know.
However, what I also know, is there are a tonne of crab pots and discarded nets out there after a certain point, there are actual riptides over some sand banks/scars and it gets roughAF once you go out about a mile…
…also, the effluence pipe is generally 1-1.5 miles out at sea, so if the tide is coming back in, you might get a turd floating past.
So, what do people do?