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Atlantic

From NOAA Oceans Today Video. North Carolina coast
From NOAA Oceans Today Video. North Carolina coast

rip current on North Carolina coast
Rips on the North Carolina coast
Carolina Beach Police Department


Beach View of Rip Current Along Jetty Courtesy of Dr. Tom Herrington, Stevens Institute of Technology

Oak Island, NC, 2002, Courtesy of Jeff Otto, Wilmington Star News
Crowded Beach with Rip Currents Present
Courtesy of Dr. Wendy Carey, Delaware Sea Grant

Rip Current in Florida after Hurricane Jeanne
Courtesy of Dennis Decker, WCM, NWS Melbourne, FL
aerial view of several rip currents
Aerial View of Several Rip Currents
Courtesy of Dr. Wendy Carey, Delaware Sea Grant
Surfer just north of Rip Current near timber piles 
Courtesy of Dr. Wendy Carey, Delaware Sea Grant

Rip Currents Along Groin
Courtesy of Dr. Wendy Carey, Delaware Sea Grant

rip currents from above
Closeup of Aerial View of Rip Current
Courtesy of Dr. Wendy Carey, Delaware Sea Grant

People in Rip Current
Courtesy of Discovery Communications
rip current in North Carolina
Rip current on North Carolina Coast
rip current in north carolina
Rip current on North Carolina Coast

rip current in north carolinaRip current on North Carolina Coast

rip current in north carolina
Rip current on North Carolina Coast

rip current in north carolinaRip current on North Carolina Coast

rip current in north carolinaRip current on North Carolina Coast

Great Lakes/Gulf Coast

Berrien County, MI. Courtesy of the University of South Florida
Grand Sable Dunes, near Grand Marais, MI, on Lake Superior. NOAA Off Highway 2, Mackinac County, MI Courtesy of Steve Hernek No swimming signs around stone groins, Galveston, Texas. Courtesy of Spencer Rogers, North Carolina Sea Grant. No swimming signs around stone groins, Galveston, Texas. Courtesy of Spencer Rogers, North Carolina Sea Grant. No swimming signs around stone groins, Galveston, Texas. Courtesy of Spencer Rogers, North Carolina Sea Grant.

Rip current off Big Sur, CA. Courtesy of NOAA/NWS Video Lab


Rip Current on Grand Avenue Beach with child and parent
Courtesy of Chris Brewster, USLA

Rip Current on Grand Avenue Beach with child and parent Courtesy of Chris Brewster, USLA

Rip current off Big Sur, CA. Courtesy of NOAA/NWS Video Lab Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of NOAA/NWS Video Lab
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of NOAA/NWS Video Lab
Pacific Ocean (National and International)

Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of NOAA/NWS Video Lab
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of NOAA/NWS Video Lab

Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of NOAA/NWS Video Lab
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of NOAA/NWS Video Lab

Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of NOAA/NWS Video Lab
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of NOAA/NWS Video Lab
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of NOAA/NWS Video Lab
Close up of Rip Current
Courtesy of Lifeguard Captain Nick Steers, County of Los Angeles Fire Department
Rip from 20 floor balcony, Acapulco, Mexico, Courtesy Alex Atkinson
 
 
Rip from 20 floor balcony, Acapulco, Mexico, Courtesy Alex Atkinson
Multiple rip currents in Tunquen, Chili. Courtesy of Cecilia and Randy Lascody
 
 

 

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