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  1. #1
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    Bill undertow

    did anyone notice the strong undertow last saturday? It got kinda frightening

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    i got dunked one time and was held under water just a little bit longer than i was comfortable with. there was a lot of energy out there--especially on the closeouts. all things considered, though, the paddle-out wasn't bad and general conditions were a lot saner than i expected.

    of course, josh, you need not worry because ice floats!

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    Undertow? Know the terms-"rip currents"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman View Post
    Undertow? Know the terms-"rip currents"
    Undertows pull you under and rip currents pull you out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman View Post
    Undertow? Know the terms-"rip currents"
    agreed. The only people i've ever heard use the term under-toe are kooks.

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    the local (delmarva) weatherman makes a huge fuss about rip currents--like they are a harbinger of the apocalypse or something. as a surfer, a rip can be a good thing. getting held under pretty much sucks and makes one a little bit tentative about catching that next wave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceybeatzjosh View Post
    did anyone notice the strong undertow last saturday? It got kinda frightening
    ARE YOU GUYS KIDDING ME!!!???? UNDER-TOW? This term is not even used by my grandmother anymore...Learn your ocean if your going to talk about it.

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    dude i didnt see any rips along the DE coast. supposidly Jersey had some though

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbsurfer View Post
    Undertows pull you under and rip currents pull you out
    x2 ..................... At least no one said rip tide :P

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    zero rip in monmouth county. one of the easier paddles for an overhead day that i can remember. very very light n->s drift which i thought was weird. maybe it was just a small localized rip near the jetty i surfed.

    went swimming sunday night when the wind was sideshore for fun and didn't feel any sort of current/rip/anything