Rip Current Statistics Principal Reasons People Die In A Rip Current Rip Current Formation Types of Rip Currents Rip Currents Safety 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 500 500 500 500 500 Rip Current Statistics
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People Die In
A Rip Current
T/F - Around 100 people die in rip currents each year in the United States
T/F –Which state has the most rip current deaths
d. All of the above
T/F - Rip currents also kill people in the Great Lakes.
T/ F What are the chances of drowning at a beach protected by lifeguards affiliated with the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA)?
Rip currents account for over ___% of rescues performed by surf beach lifeguards.
Deceiving, it looks like a nice calm area:
What is the correct sequence of rip current formation?
B. Waves break on sandbars, wave travels to the beach, water runs off beach through a channel.
C. Water runs off beach through a channel, wave travels to the beach, waves break on sandbars.
D. None of the above.
The longer the period between waves:
a. The more energy in the the waves.
b. The faster the waves move.
c. The more momentum the waves carry.
d. A and B
e. A,B, and C
__________ is proportional to amplitude or height squared
When do rip currents become most dangerous?
a. During high surf conditions as the wave height and wave period increase.
b. During low surf conditions as the wave height and wave period decrease.
c.During high surf conditions as the wave height and wave period decrease.
d. During low surf conditions as the wave height and wave period increase.
A long shore current may push swimmer into:
T/F Rip currents do not pull people under the water—they pull people away from the shore.
T/F Undertow and riptides are the same as rip currents.
T/F Rip currents only occur on beaches near the ocean.
T/F Rip Currents can be very narrow or more than 50 yards wide.
T/F Rip currents do not affect strong swimmers/Olympic swimmers.
T/F Poor swimmers
T/F Unaware of hazardous conditions
Truealways check with the lifeguard on duty and learn about rip currents at www.ripcurrents.noaa.gov before going to the beach or Great Lakes area
T/F No flotation device
T/F Panic and swim directly toward shore against the rip current, become exhausted and drown