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    Rip Currents

    A slight expansion (again) of this forum's charter to (interesting) terrestrial phenomena.

    Rip Currents is something that those of us who either grew up near the ocean, or who listen to the news (or weather channel), understand but have never actually seen.
    Here is a video that shows a few. Very interesting:
    https://twitter.com/i/status/1405080203051909124


    Larry
    DevilHorse

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    Hey, y'all - be careful on your beach trips!

    -jk

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    Unfortunately, flags will be flying, and people will ignore them, get themselves in trouble, and put more people in trouble trying to save them.

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    On the Outer Banks they are flat out deadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -jk View Post
    Hey, y'all - be careful on your beach trips!

    -jk
    Hey, I'm not going in that water. That's "Claude JAWS" house and he doesn't like visitors.

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    I've been caught in one before. In just a matter of seconds, I was about 100 yards away from the shore, truly terrifying. I'm a good swimmer, but I was flat out exhausted by the time I made it back to beach. (And yes, I swam parallel to shore, not against the current.)
    Q "Why do you like Duke, you didn't even go there." A "Because my art school didn't have a basketball team."

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    With the morbid threads that pop up here from time to time did any one else briefly think “currents” had died?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bundabergdevil View Post
    With the morbid threads that pop up here from time to time did any one else briefly think “currents” had died?
    Little Current is long gone. I figure Current had preceded him.

    -jk "thanks for forking"!

    Larry
    DevilHorse

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