Heading to the beach today? Be aware that we are under a NWS Beach Hazards Statement for strong longshore currents, flowing from West to East.
Longshore currents are dangerous because these strong currents, which flow parallel to the beach, are feeder currents which can pull you into a rip current.
If you notice yourself being pulled along the beach, swim directly toward the beach and out of the current. Check out the graphics for a better explanation.