How To Survive a Rip Current

Hopefully, your lifestyle as a cruiser includes much time at sandy beaches. This video from NOAA shows exactly what to do should you find yourself caught in a rip current.

What is a rip current?

“A rip current is a narrow, fast-moving channel of water that starts near the beach and extends offshore through the line of breaking waves.”

Rip Current Survival Guide video

Watch the video below to learn

  • What is a rip current?
  • How to escape a rip current if you get caught in one?
  • When and where can rip currents occur?
  • What conditions are conducive to rip currents?
  • How to avoid rip currents?
  • How to tell if there’s a rip current present at the beach?


Image credit: NOAA

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