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International Links

Rip Currents are a worldwide problem but do not affect every coast in the same way. Some rips will bring you back to shore if you can survive the pounding of the waves, others will leave you out in deep water. the links below will help you prepare for the beach you plan to visit. If you know of more links, contact


Red flags to be put up at Goa beaches to ban swimming


Rip Current Science and Safety Video, 4.5 minutes: Dr. Rob Brander, coastal scientist, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Read about rip current victim stories outside the United States

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Last Updated: October 14, 2014