Rip Current Alert - Hurricane Sam

Posted on Saturday, October 02, 2021

* Peak swells from Hurricane Sam will arrive today and will result in dangerous rip currents into Sunday *

Incoming large swells will result in life-threatening rip currents today into Sunday, and the highest risk will be along east and southeast facing beaches.
Please note that historically some of the worst rip current events have occurred coincident with the best weather. 
The dry and warm forecast this weekend will result in very nice beach conditions, however the presence of rip currents will make it dangerous to anyone entering the water. Just because the weather is nice doesn't mean the surf will be safe.
Surf conditions will be much improved by Monday.
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