Any beach goer knows that as nice as the warm weather and enjoying the sand beneath your feet may be, there is some dangers of going to the beach... like getting stuck in a rip current.
Hugh Jackman plays one of the most intense superheroes on the big screen, and he doesn't just save the heroic acts for the movies.
Beach goers at Sydney's Bondi Beach captured Jackman assisting in the rescue efforts to save children from the rip.
Jackman could be seen in the footage assisting Peter Adam get Jackman's safely out of the rip.
"He wasn't rescuing me, I was assisting him to get his daughter up to the sandbar," Adam explained. "He then went to get his son."
Other than actively helping the beach lifesavers, whom were using boards and jet skis to rescue the people who were trapped, Jackman was also seen waving to swimmers to try to get them back to land. Hugh Jackman had only arrived in Sydney not even a full 24-hours before he was seen being a hero at Bondi Beach.
Rip currents are a powerful current that generally flow away from the direction of the shore. These currents are the result of waves that travel from deep to shallow water breaking strongly in some areas and weakly in others, causing the narrow, fast-moving belts of water traveling away from the shore. They can form at any surf beach with breaking waves.
These types of currents can even be problematic for the most experienced of swimmers. Rip currents are not always easily identifiable or can they be predicted with a certain time of day. Despite the popular myth, a rip current is a horizontal current that pulls people away from shore, it does not pull people under water. Some tips in how to avoid rip currents are remain alert, don't swim alone, don't swim in unguarded beaches and listen to the lifeguards.
For more tips on how to identify and survive rip currents, go here.