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Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:56 AM GMT Dec. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High risk of rip currents through Sunday afternoon...

Along east facing reefs... surf of 7 to 9 feet will cause a high
rip current risk through the coming weekend.

* A high risk of rip currents remains in effect along east
facing reefs.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Strong rip currents are expected. If you are caught in a rip
current... swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when
possible. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol
flags and signs.




Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 3:56 AM GMT Dec. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High risk of rip currents through Sunday afternoon...

Along east facing reefs... surf of 7 to 9 feet will cause a high
rip current risk through the coming weekend.

* A high risk of rip currents remains in effect along east
facing reefs.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Strong rip currents are expected. If you are caught in a rip
current... swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when
possible. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol
flags and signs.




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