Rip currents possible for Outback Bowl beach day

Posted at 4:52 AM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 04:52:50-05

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf and Rip Current advisory for all bay area beaches through Wednesday afternoon.

That’s expected to impact events like The Outback Bowl Beach Day, scheduled for Wednesday.

Rip currents can be deadly for swimmers if they don’t follow certain steps to remove themselves from the violent water.

ABC action news is taking action for you with some tips to help keep you safe if you find yourself in a rip current.

  • First and foremost — never fight it
  • Swim parallel to the shore or let yourself float until the current lets up
  • After the current lets up, swim back to shore
  • Also its a good idea to stick to beaches that have lifeguards on duty that are aware of current conditions.

If you have questions about current conditions or if you should get in the water, ask a lifeguard for help.