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NWS Rip Current Safety Program

Rip Currents: Break The Grip of The Rip!®

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Rip Current Awareness Week: June 1-7

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NEW! Tips for Teens, Worldwide Rips, Medical, Kids, News

In 2012, NWS has added pages on what teens need to know, info on rip currents outside the United States, medical concerns, a fun kids page, and news items.

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Media and Educational Tools

Free signs, brochures, stickers, multimedia, games, cool photos, and other resources for teens, parents, teachers, communities, beaches, emergency managers, hotels, and other sites to download.

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Real Life Rip Current Stories

Read stories from all over the United States and the world about actual victims of rip currents who related how they were almost victims of the rip, how they survived and what - you should do!

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Safety Tips: U.S., Worldwide

Check out our new Beach Hazards site before you go to the beach. The National Weather Service offers a broad away of resource to use to help protect your family, friends and community which enjoying the sand and surf.

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Local Weather and Surf Forecasts

Your first line of defense is to read the surf forecast BEFORE you head to the beach. The National Weather Service is your first stop for this critical safety information.

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Rips in the News...

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Last Updated: March 28, 2014