Rip currents are the most hazardous beach condition a swimmer can face. Not only on beaches, but anywhere there are breaking waves. S...everal people drown in rip currents every year.
The real danger with rip currents is not that you're getting pulled away from shore, but how you react. Most swimmers will panic and try to swim against the current. They will tire quickly and soon go under. Please read the warning signs on the beach access roads carefully and refrain from swimming in the ocean. Even the strongest and most trained swimmers could face these dangers. Listed below is a link for more information regarding potentially hazardous ocean conditions.