The map above is color-coded to indicate the forecast rip current risk level. Click on the beach area of your choice for more information.
Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore. They typically extend from the shoreline, through the surf zone, and past the line of breaking waves. Rip currents can occur at any beach with breaking waves.
If you become caught in a rip current...yell for help and remain calm. Do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for help. If you have to swim out of a rip current…swim parallel to shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.