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Rip Current

Many of the north shore beaches have rip tides which carry swimmers out to sea. Life guards assure safe swimming.

Rip Currents

 

Went swimming off Tara's boat a couple of weeks ago and there was hardly any temperature shock on jumping in. We have great warm water in the bays around this island, often advertized as the warmest water north of Florida.

 

 

 

Rip Current

Many of the north shore beaches have rip tides which carry swimmers out to sea. Life guards assure safe swimming.

Rip Currents

 

Went swimming off Tara's boat a couple of weeks ago and there was hardly any temperature shock on jumping in. We have great warm water in the bays around this island, often advertized as the warmest water north of Florida.

 

 

 

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 19 Jul 2017, 00:55
Love the dancing water, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: It was so awesome that day with the great cooling body of water to help cool us.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 19 Jul 2017, 06:25
Heck - I thought your waters would be FREEZING!
Mary MacADNski: No, swimmers flock here. There are often swims between the two mainlands and the island.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 19 Jul 2017, 07:31
Jolis mouvements des vagues.
Mary MacADNski: It was a good angle for the shot.
Rip tides are deadly. Thanks to the Gulf stream our wates are warmer here than they would otherwise be and we have a more temperate climate
Mary MacADNski: I have heard the water is cold in England. The island is basically a sandbar and it warms up easily with each low tide.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 19 Jul 2017, 08:45
You have caught the movement of the waves well, Mary
Mary MacADNski: Just where I was standing. I was pleased but wish I had been focusing further away than the foreground wave.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Jul 2017, 11:49
Our coastal waters are not smooth and have many such currents waiting for the careless swimmer. Better to stick to known safe beaches.
Mary MacADNski: The whole south shore are safe, gentle beaches. This only happens on our north shore.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jul 2017, 14:42
How lovely to look out on - though I definitely wouldn't be doing much more than paddling in it!
Mary MacADNski: It was fine for wading in which is all I was doing as the tide was out. I am used to our south shore temps and rarely go swimming on the north shore. The whole south shore are safe, gentle beaches. This only happens on our north shore.
It's definitely inviting for a good swim, Mary, though I've had my own experience with a rip tide and would want to avoid another one at all costs!
Mary MacADNski: These cooler north shore beaches that have rip tides are not my typical beach. Our south shore beaches where I live are gentle, very warm and has rocks and sand.
As a comparitively poor swimmer I wouldn't risk swimming in that water although it makes for good photos.
Mary MacADNski: These cooler north shore beaches that have rip tides are not my typical beach. Our south shore beaches where I live are gentle, very warm and have rocks and sand. I stood at a perfect spot to get these waves. It didn't look like this from shore.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Jul 2017, 15:26
Rip tides can be the curse of the coast Mary.
Mary MacADNski: We have educational programs for the public, especially tourists, as many of them do not know what to do to get out of them so get panic stricken.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Jul 2017, 15:47
I can hear the sea rushing. I admire your courage to swim in this rough sea. Our North-Sea has now about 16 degr., too cold for many people.
Mary MacADNski: I was not swimming though my friend did. I was only wading thigh deep. It was a very hot day so the water was a relief.

These cooler north shore beaches that have rip tides are not my typical beach. Our south shore beaches where I live are gentle, very warm and has rocks and sand.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jul 2017, 17:32
I love this kind of waves, jump in and let them take you ashore... make sure the tide is IN!!! great picture!!!
Mary MacADNski: This is it exactly. This is the type of surf to play in with children. The tide was out so I was just wading with my camera. My friend was in swimming. She had to pee. I was in though off Tara's boat in our warmer area.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jul 2017, 18:36
I do like to see a sea with some action in the waves - but only if the swimmers stay safe. Well done to the Life Guards.
Mary MacADNski: This was knee deep water. You can see the sand below. The angle was perfect to show how the rip tide works though.

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