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Thread: Rip Tides in Sosua Bay – Contrary to the word rip it doesn’t happen lightening fast…

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    I wrote this. Hope it helps: https://villataina.com/understanding-currents/

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    Another excellent article.

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    Rip Tides are very unpredictable and are governed by many different variables...So what works for one situation is not necessarily the same for another.
    My worse Rip experience was in the Caribbean and is just as possible could happen here.
    It was my last swim in the ocean. We were diving into large waves and popping up behind them. This particular beach always had large waves no no surprise...... what was the surprise was when I was sucked under and taken away by an underwater Rip that was close to the bottom. I was tumbled and lost orientation ; counted to ten and forced my legs out straight ; they hit bottom ; then I bent knees and forced my body to the surface... no rip on surface.
    I was propelled about 150 feet from my point of entry..... the advice given in this thread is good.... I swam perpendicular to the rip and then swam ashore on the crests of waves.
    Rips are not only on the top of the water!
    Do not panic and keep your wits about you.
    Like I said never again.
    That was the closest I ever came to Davie Jones's Locker!
    Russell

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