Rip Currents or Rip Tides

Today our friend Pepe (Jose Miguel Travieso Gutierrez) from Dolega, Panama had a post on Facebook that made me do some research. Our beach here in San Clemente has rip currents. It is not something that should be taken lightly as folks have died in our waters because the rip current has pulled them under and out into deeper water.

rip current 2 rip-lg rip currentJust yesterday in Miami Beach an elderly couple died because of a rip current.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rip-current-drowns-elderly-couple-miami-beach-article-1.1430427

The above pictures show how the surface of the water looks when there is a rip current and caution should be taken while even in very shallow waters.