Rip Current Awareness Week June 3-9 | Wilmington NC real estate

To all of our visitors to the Wilmington NC area, WELCOME!  Please enjoy yourselves in our wonderful town.  Our beaches are awesome and clean.  The water is crystal clear.  When you are swimming, be aware of rip currents.  If you see sand being churned up and heading in a line away from the beach, then you are looking at a rip current.

If you see any real estate that your are interested in knowing what the price is, please feel free to use our mobile site.  Mobile.cbbaker.com will let you put in the address and you will be able to pull up the information from our local mls.  Enjoy…. Baker, Wayne & Associates

Per the NOAA site:

Why Rip Currents Form
As waves travel from deep to shallow water, they will break near the shoreline. When waves break strongly in some locations and weakly in others, this can cause circulation cells which are seen as rip currents: narrow, fast-moving belts of water traveling offshore.   (more info)
 
Why Rip Currents are Dangerous
Rip currents are the leading surf hazard for all beachgoers. They are particularly dangerous for weak or non-swimmers. Rip current speeds are typically 1-2 feet per second. However, speeds as high as 8 feet per second have been measured–this is faster than an Olympic swimmer can sprint! Thus, rip currents can sweep even the strongest swimmer out to sea.
 
Over 100 drownings due to rip currents occur every year in the United States. More than 80% of water rescues on surf beaches are due to rip currents.

Rip currents can occur at any surf beach with breaking waves, including the Great Lakes.  Read rest of story here….