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Great Lakes

Berrien County, MI. Courtesy of the University of South Florida

Grand Sable Dunes, near Grand Marais, MI, on Lake Superior. NOAA

Off Highway 2, Mackinac County, MI.
Courtesy of Steve Hernek

Sleeping Bear Dunes, near Ludington, MI.
Courtesy Univ. of Michigan coastal engineering department.
Gulf Coast
Description: No swimming signs around stone groins, Galveston, Texas.
No swimming signs around stone groins, Galveston, Texas. Courtesy of Spencer Rogers, North Carolina Sea Grant. 
Description: No swimming signs around stone groins, Galveston, Texas.
No swimming signs around stone groins, Galveston, Texas
. Courtesy of Spencer Rogers, North Carolina Sea Grant.

No swimming signs around stone groins, Galveston, Texas.
Courtesy of Spencer Rogers, North Carolina Sea Grant. 
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Pacific Ocean
mother and toddler on beach near rip current
Rip Current on Grand Avenue Beach with child and parent
Courtesy of Chris Brewster, USLA
Rip Current on Grand Avenue Beach
Rip Current on Grand Avenue Beach with child and parent
Courtesy of Chris Brewster, USLA
see caption below
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of Delaware Sea Grant
see caption below
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of Delaware Sea Grant
see caption below
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of Delaware Sea Grant
see caption below
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of Delaware Sea Grant
see caption below
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of Delaware Sea Grant

see caption belowRip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of Delaware Sea Grant

see caption below
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of Delaware Sea Grant
see caption below
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of Delaware Sea Grant
see caption below
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of Delaware Sea Grant
See caption below
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of Delaware Sea Grant
see caption below
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of Delaware Sea Grant
see caption below
Rip current off Big Sur, CA.
Courtesy of Delaware Sea Grant
Rip Current viewed from above
Close up of Rip Current

Courtesy of Lifeguard Captain Nick Steers, County of Los Angeles Fire Department
 
Atlantic
Oak Island, NC and is courtesy of Jeff Otto, Wilmington Star News
Oak Island, NC, 2002, Courtesy of Jeff Otto, Wilmington Star News
see caption below
Carolina Beach, NC, 2001,
Courtesy of the Carolina Beach Police Departmen
See caption below
Rip Current in Florida after Hurricane Jeanne
Courtesy of Dennis Decker, WCM, NWS Melbourne, FL
Three rip currents from above
Aerial View of Several Rip Currents

Courtesy of Dr. Wendy Carey, Delaware Sea Grant
Two people in Rip Current
Surfer just north of Rip Current near timber piles

Courtesy of Dr. Wendy Carey, Delaware Sea Grant
Rip current along jetty and groins
Rip Currents Along Groin

Courtesy of Dr. Wendy Carey, Delaware Sea Grant

Close up of Areal Rip Current View
Closeup of Aerial View of Rip Current
Courtesy of Dr. Wendy Carey, Delaware Sea Grant

See caption below
Rip Current in Florida after Hurricane Jeanne
Courtesy of Dennis Decker, WCM, NWS Melbourne, FL
rip currents present
Crowded Beach with Rip Currents Present

Courtesy of Dr. Wendy Carey, Delaware Sea Grant
People in Rip Current
People in Rip Current

Courtesy of Discovery Communications
Jetty Rip Current
Beach View of Rip Current Along Jetty

Courtesy of Dr. Tom Herrington, Stevens Institute of Technology
See caption below
Rip Current in Florida after Hurricane Jeanne

Courtesy of Dennis Decker, WCM, NWS Melbourne, FL
International
Multiple rip currents in Chile
Multiple rip currents in Tunquen, Chili. Courtesy of Cecilia and Randy Lascody
     
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Last Updated: June 24, 2013