« View county listRip Current Statement
Coastal Horry-Coastal Georgetown-
705 PM EDT Tue Apr 24 2018
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
* Location...Horry and Georgetown County beaches.
* Rip Current Risk...High.
* Surf Height...3 to 5 feet at Horry and Georgetown County beaches.
* Timing and Tides...Strong rip currents could occur at any time,
but will be especially prominent several hours either side of low
* Other Hazards...None.
There is a high risk of rip currents. Life threatening rip currents
are likely in the surf zone.
Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in the
sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins, jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards, beach patrol flags and