High tide will cause more powerful waves to break closer to shore and deeper water near shore..
Many people have been swept off the rocks and injured or swept out to sea in the strong rip next to the jetty while attempting to walk out the jetty during high surf.
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An undertow can drown a person just feet from safety.
Riptides are found in channels, passes and cuts through which large volumes of water travel from the bay to the surf during the tidal exchange. Rip currents are commonly and mistakenly called riptides.
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An undertow occurs when a wave is about to break on a shallow sandbar where a swimmer might be standing.
The water will suck underneath the wave as it breaks.
The granite boulders are barnacle encrusted and urchin infested.
bring some type of flotation device to be used for rescue in case someone falls into the surf.