Rockport, Texas, United States (78381)
Lat: 28.02N, Lon: 97.05W
Wx Zone: TXZ245
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RIPTIDE STATEMENT
 Issued:11:39 AM Tue, Sep 2, 2014
 Expires:1:00 AM Thu, Sep 4, 2014
 
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RIPTIDE STATEMENT
Issue Date:11:39 AM Tue, Sep 2, 2014
Expiration:1:00 AM Thu, Sep 4, 2014
...MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW POSSIBLE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

...HAZARDOUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.SUSTAINED MODERATE EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH AN
INCREASE IN LONG PERIOD SWELLS TONIGHT WHICH MAY LEAD TO MINOR
TIDAL OVERFLOW ALONG SELECT COASTAL AREAS. IN ADDITION...A HIGH
RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR THE GULF FACING BEACHES OF THE MIDDLE TEXAS
COAST.


...RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY
NIGHT...

* TIMING...THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE TO OCCUR ALONG 
THE GULF FACING BEACHES OF THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST. BOTH THE 
STRENGTH AND FREQUENCY OF THESE RIP CURRENTS WILL RESULT IN 
SURF THAT IS DANGEROUS FOR SWIMMERS...ESPECIALLY AROUND 
JETTIES AND PIERS. 

THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT. EVEN A STRONG
SWIMMER CAN BECOME EXHAUSTED QUICKLY.

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