Undertow, Rip Current, and Riptide

  title={Undertow, Rip Current, and Riptide},
  author={Stephen P. Leatherman},
Abstract Leatherman, S.P., 2012. Undertow, rip current, and riptide. Undertow, rip current, and riptide are terms used to describe a variety of currents, all of which have different characteristics. However, much of the general public, news media, and even dictionary definitions confuse and misidentify these potential hazards at surf beaches. Many beachgoers use the terms interchangeably, when in fact they are distinctly different hazards. Furthermore, undertow, rip currents, and riptides occur… 
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