If You Get Stuck in a Rip Current

  • Don’t fight the current
  • Swim out of the current, then to shore
  • If you can’t escape float, or tread water
  • If you need help, call or wave for assistance

Rip currents are powerful currents of water moving away from shore. They can sweep even the strongest swimmer out to sea.

Always Be Safe

  • Know how to swim
  • Never swim alone
  • If in doubt, don’t go out

Find more info on rip currents at NOAA.