Vacation Rental Tips and Tricks: Wisdom Gained Firsthand
- August 17, 2023
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Whether you’re the type to just dip a toe in or go full blown headfirst into the waves, it’s important to remember the ocean can be dangerous. Understanding rip currents is an important part of staying safe this summer when swimming in the ocean.
A rip current, also known as a rip tide, is a strong current that flows away from shore. Rip currents can be dangerous because they can quickly pull swimmers out to sea. They can also be difficult to escape, even for experienced swimmers.
Rip currents are caused by a combination of factors, including:
Rip currents can occur at any beach, but they are more common at beaches with:
Rip currents are a serious hazard, that’s why most of our area beaches have lifeguards who can help keep you safe. Lifeguard season runs Memorial Day through Labor Day.
If you are enjoying a day at the beach and there is no lifeguard on duty, here are a few tips to help keep you safe:
If you see someone in a rip current, call for help immediately. Do not try to rescue the person yourself, as this could put you in danger as well.
To check rip currents in your area, click here.
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Whichever you choose, with Sea Scape Properties, your luxury vacation is just a reservation away!