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rip current
A rip current is formed when water coming ashore is channeled back to sea through a narrow passage, such as a break in a sandbar, causing an increase in the strength of the current.

rip current

n.
A strong, narrow surface current that flows rapidly away from the shore, returning the water carried landward by waves. Also called rip tide, tiderip.

rip current

(rĭp)
A strong, narrow surface current that flows rapidly away from the shore. Rip currents form when water that has piled up along a shore due to wind and waves suddenly returns to deeper waters. Also called rip tide.
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Noun1.rip current - a strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore
tide - the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
current, stream - a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water"
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Corralejo residents said the stretch of water was notorious for its strong rip currents which had previously swept paddlers off their feet.
Senior RNLI lifeguard Eve Jones said rip currents "can drag even the strongest swimmers out of their depth".
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The coastline near Bambrough Castle has been the scene of two serious incidents caused by powerful rip currents
Lifeguards in Bulgaria's sea resorts warn tourists to beware of the rip currents that appeared on Monday, reports bTV.
There are huge signs in place all along the shoreline in Greek, English, Russian, French and German informing people of the dangerous rip currents, as well as red flags.
The National Hurricane Center on Tuesday said Tropical Storm Arthur, the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season that formed off the central Florida coast, will bring heavy rain, gusty thunderstorms, coastal flooding, rough seas and dangerous rip currents to beaches from Florida to southern New England this week.
Swimming is generally safe (stay near the lifeguard towers), but the beach does have rip currents, and waves can break hard near shore.
Sharjah Police said those who insist on swimming in the sea should pay heed to warnings about which stretches are dangerous -- for instance, beaches with rocks or rip currents.
ystanbul Governor HE-seyin Avni Mutlu tweeted on Sunday that the number of people swimming at beaches would increase during the Eid al-Fitr holiday weekend and warned swimmers to be wary of rip currents.
COASTGUARDS are warning of rip currents at the Gower after emergency crews were called out to three incidents yesterday.