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Moderate risk for rip currents along the coast

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NWS Beach Weather

Rip Currents Likely; Wave and/or tidal conditions support stronger or more frequent rip currents.  Weak swimmers should not enter surf above knees. 

NWS:  Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore. They typically extend from the shoreline, through the surf zone, and past the line of breaking waves. Rip currents can occur at any beach with breaking waves.

NOAA  Rip Currents

NWS:  If caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the beach and you will eventually swim out of the outgoing current. Remember to heed the advice of the local beach patrol and flag warning systems

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