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The forecast looked alright, and I finally got the kids to the beach only to discover this sign! Rip currents! The red flag was up, and the water was not very tempting….thankfully we have the YMCA to swim at. Have you been swimming in the ocean this summer?

 

Rip Currents
A teenage boy drowned earlier in the summer due to rip currents, but even the sign or the red flag deterred people from getting in the water.
Lifeguard rescue surfboard
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  10 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday Linky: Rip Currents”

  1. oh so dangerous! people really should heed the signs!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  2. In June we were in Cocoa Beach and the waves weren’t bad, (we are from IL) but my middle son who is rather small for his age, was jumping the waves and the sandbar dipped and he went under, it was very scary. My husband was in instant paranoid dad mode when he saw my older son going under trying to help his brother. We stuck closer to shore after that and they weren’t allowed out without their dad. People need to really be cautious. Even here in IL, I had a friend who’s son got caught up in a riptide in Lake Michigan and drown, he was never found 🙁

  3. Good idea to heed the warnings! We haven’t been to the beach yet this summer. Looking forward to it though. 🙂

  4. We’ve been at the beach and seen them form, they are crazy. Some people don’t realize just how strong the oceans are. Beautiful but strong & sometimes unpredictable!

  5. Yes!! Stay away from those!
    We haven’t been to the beach yet but hope to get there before the end of the summer!

  6. It may have been red flagged, but it makes for a beautiful photo.

  7. Love the ocean but also have great respect for it’s power. 🙂

  8. I live on the SW coast between Sarasota and Ft Myers. Swam yesterday since it was beautiful. I knew the tropical depression bands would be making their way here. I never go out past my waist, a wave comes along and trust me, it’s plenty deep. The water is beautiful but deserves respect. I love summers in FL, am thinking the water temp was about 88. Sigh…..

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