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Rip Currents - Safety and Escape
A collection of Rip Current safety information packages.
Published by the NOAA’s National Weather Service. This is a safety brochure on the facts and dangers of rip currents as well as information on how to escape if you are caught in a rip current. Excellent information for kayakers and surfers alike.
Rip currents are called "Drowning Machines" by lifeguards since they kill dozens of people every year in the United States. Rip currents can occur on any day, at any beach that has waves, so it is very important that you know what to do if you encounter a rip current.
Published by the Wilmington, NC office of the NOAA.
Rip currents can be killers, do you know what to do? If you don’t this 6 page pdf is a great primer on how they form and how you can escape them. If you do any kayak surfing at beaches, this is a must read.
Published by the Wilmington, NC office of the NOAA, this article will give you a great understanding on how rip currents are forms and how to escape them if you are caught in one. This is a great addition to the other resources in this section.