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  • First, one must remain calm and try to float, because the rip current will only keep him from the shore.
  • The rip currents are one of the main causes of beach rescue. In the high season there have been many cases of people who have even died drowning in Portuguese beaches. It is a dangerous situation, but it can be avoided.

    This guide teaches us how to act if we are caught by a rip current. First, one must remain calm and try to float, because the rip current will only keep you from the shore. Then follow the instructions and be very careful, because rip currents can be very treacherous.

    In these situations it is important not to panic, or to swim against the current in the direction of land. It is an inglorious effort that causes people to exhaust themselves quickly. The best thing to do is to start swiming to the side and as soon as possible and if you are away from the rip current, try to catch a wave to land.

     

    To monitor and confirm live, sea-state data, you can enjoy our network of livecams and reports prepared for this purpose.

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