7. Rip currents have taken lots of lives of people over the years. Follow these steps if you ever get stuck in one.
Rule no.1 is never fight against it or try to swim back to the shore.
The key is to swim parallel to the shore.
It is also important that you know how to spot a rip current. If you look for an area of water where the wave lines is broken and water is foaming up, that water will also be in a different hue. This is a rip current. Make sure to stay away from it.