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High Surf Advisory and Dangerous Rip Currents Today

A High Surf Advisory Is Now In Effect Until 8 PM EDT This Evening.
In Addition… A High Rip Current Risk Remains In Effect Through This 
Evening For The Following Counties…
 
Coastal Bryan- Coastal Chatham- Coastal Liberty- Coastal McIntosh-
Beaufort- Coastal Colleton- Coastal Jasper-
 
Including The Beaches On Wild Dunes... Edisto Beach... Tybee
Island... Ossabaw Island... Wassaw Island... Saint Catherines
Island And Sapelo Island.
 
Rip Current Risk... High.
 
Surf Height... Breakers 5 To 7 Feet With Occasional Higher Sets.
 
Impacts... Dangerous Conditions For Anyone Entering The Surf At 
Area Beaches. Beach Erosion Is Also Likely...Especially On The East 
And Northeast Facing Beaches.
 
Rip Currents Are Powerful Channels Of Water Flowing Quickly Away
From Shore. If You Become Caught In A Rip Current...Do Not Panic.
Remain Calm And Begin To Swim Parallel To Shore. Once You Are
Away From The Force Of The Rip Current... Begin To Swim Back To
The Beach. Do Not Attempt To Swim Directly Against A Rip
Current... Since It Can Exhaust And Even Kill The Strongest
Swimmer.
 
Mariners Should Use Extreme Caution... Especially Near Inlets...
Cuts And Bays. Swells Approaching These Areas Can Lead To Large...
Dangerous Breaking Waves.
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