« View county listRip Current Statement
1144 PM EDT Mon Jun 18 2018
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
* LOCATIONS...The Atlantic Ocean beaches from Smith Point to
* TIMING...Through Tuesday.
* SURF AND RIP CURRENT RISK...High.
Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars and near structures such as groins, jetties, and piers.
Talk to lifeguards and beach officials to learn about any surf
hazards and heed their advice. Pay attention to flags and posted
signs and swim in life guarded areas.
Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float, and do not swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.