Teens: Don't Be a Rip Current Victim
Piers, jetties and wharfs are a major rip current hazard. Many of these structures have permanent rip currents. If you hang out on a pier, especially after lifeguards have gone off duty, NEVER jump off the pier. You may be diving to your death. Always swim at life guard protected beaches. Watch the PSA below to learn how to swim out of a rip. And check out our YouTube links for more rip info.
- Rip Current PSA: How to
Swim to Safety, 98 mb, Due to file size, NWS strongly recommends
downloading this file to your computer rather than playing
online. To download, click right side of mouse and select "save
- Deadly Rip Currents: How to Survive: You Tube ABC News Video
- Rip Current Jeopardy Game,
- Rip Current Safety Animation: mov hd, (440 mg), mov (84 mg) captioned: mov
- Rip current
Safety Podcast, mp4
- Ian Crocker Radio
- Science of the Surf: Check out a whole series of YouTube Videos on Sneakers Waves, Plunging Waves, Thombstone Diving and Rip Currents. Get the Australian slant on safety and science.
Students of the Samoana High School, Samoa, holding rip current education tools sent to them by the National Weather Service, Marine and Coastal Weather Services at the request of Linda Taylor Austin, Chief, NOS,CO-OPS Special Projects, who provided this picture. These students are participating in the American Samoana “Ocean Swimming/Ocean Sciences Program Toa o le Tai is a strength based youth mentorship program to teach open water swimming and safety along with ocean conservation to develop a new generation of Ocean Heroes for Amerika Samoa and the world in partnership with the America Samoa Department of Commerce and Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary”.
Awareness Week Resources
Real Life Rip Current Stories
July 23, 2012