What causes riptides?



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    Rip currents can extend up to 2500 ft out to sea, be 30 ft wide and travel at a rate of 5mph or even faster sometimes.  The term riptide is a misnomer, as it is not a tide but a form of current.  The best way to survive a rip current is to never swim directly against it, but to swim parallel to the beach until you are safely out of the current, then to return to shore.

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