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High Surf Advisory
Issued: 3:35 AM EDT Aug. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect from 9 am this morning to
8 PM EDT this evening...

* location... south facing beaches across the South Coast of RI
and MA including the cape and islands.

* Timing... today.

* Surf and rip current risk... high surf and dangerous rip
currents will result in the potential for life-threatening
conditions for all people entering the surf.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A rip current... sometimes mistakenly called an undertow... is a
strong but narrow current of water flowing from the beach to the
surf zone. It can rapidly carry a swimmer into deeper water... and
exhaust an individual trying to swim against it.

If you are a poor swimmer and are caught in a rip current... swim
parallel to the beach until out of its pull... then swim back to
shore. Another means of escape for good swimmers is to ride the
current out until it dissipates... then swim back to shore outside
of the rip current.

Do not attempt to swim directly into the rip current... it can
exhaust and drown even the strongest swimmer.

Heed the advice of the beach patrol and swim only at guarded
beaches. Be especially cautious near piers and jetties... where
rip currents can be enhanced.

In addition... viewers of large surf should stay in safe areas
well away from possible splashover. Individual waves may be more
than twice the average wave height... which can sweep a person
into the water from what may seem to be a safe viewing area.
Falling into turbulent and sometimes Rocky Waters can result in
injury that reduces the chance of survival.



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High Surf Advisory
Issued: 3:35 AM EDT Aug. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect from 9 am this morning to
8 PM EDT this evening...

* location... south facing beaches across the South Coast of RI
and MA including the cape and islands.

* Timing... today.

* Surf and rip current risk... high surf and dangerous rip
currents will result in the potential for life-threatening
conditions for all people entering the surf.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A rip current... sometimes mistakenly called an undertow... is a
strong but narrow current of water flowing from the beach to the
surf zone. It can rapidly carry a swimmer into deeper water... and
exhaust an individual trying to swim against it.

If you are a poor swimmer and are caught in a rip current... swim
parallel to the beach until out of its pull... then swim back to
shore. Another means of escape for good swimmers is to ride the
current out until it dissipates... then swim back to shore outside
of the rip current.

Do not attempt to swim directly into the rip current... it can
exhaust and drown even the strongest swimmer.

Heed the advice of the beach patrol and swim only at guarded
beaches. Be especially cautious near piers and jetties... where
rip currents can be enhanced.

In addition... viewers of large surf should stay in safe areas
well away from possible splashover. Individual waves may be more
than twice the average wave height... which can sweep a person
into the water from what may seem to be a safe viewing area.
Falling into turbulent and sometimes Rocky Waters can result in
injury that reduces the chance of survival.



For the latest updates... please visit our webpage at
www.Weather.Gov/Boston

You can follow US on facebook at


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