Because of the elevated surf and increased risk of rip currents, officials are asking anyone venturing out to respect posted signage pointing to the dangers this weekend.
It's always recommended to:
Swim near a lifeguard as well, especially for inexperienced swimmers,
Check the beach forecast or speak with a lifeguard about conditions before heading out, and
Watch for warning signage.
If you're caught in a rip current, experts say it's important to stay calm. Float, wave your arms and yell to get the attention of a lifeguard or people on shore.
Rip currents pull individuals away from shore, not under. Fighting the current will tire you out and increase the risk of drowning. Check out this safety video for tips on breaking free from a rip current.
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