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Rip Currents

Rip Current Identification
Ways to identify rip currents

Additional Tips(1) Look at the water with polarized sunglasses. These types of sunglasses will reduce glare, and help you spot a rip. (2) Do not hesitate to ask a lifeguard where rip currents may be located. Lifeguards are very familar with their beaches, including where a rip current may develop or already exists.


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