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What are Riptides & How To Identify Them

Posted by Luke Green

If you do engage in watersports like sea kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing or seaside swimming you might have come across the term “RipTide” or you might have even experienced or observed one.

Watersport enthusiasts are not the only people who should be aware of riptides. You might just walk your dog at the beach or go on a coastal family holiday once in a while and are not aware of the dangers that riptides are carrying. Being able to identify a riptide and knowing how to behave whilst you are drawn into one can be a lifesaver for you and others.