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Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 7:43 PM EDT Aug. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement in effect from 6 am EDT Sunday through
Sunday evening...

The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a beach
hazards statement, which is in effect from 6 am EDT Sunday through
Sunday evening.

Southwesterly winds between 10 and 15 knots with higher gusts will
create a strong south to north longshore current for the east facing
beaches of Georgetown County on Sunday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Longshore currents can sweep swimmers and surfers into rip currents,
piers, jetties, and other hazardous areas. Often, if the longshore
current is strong enough, it will sweep swimmers off their feet,
making it difficult to return to shore. Caution should be used when
in or near the water. Check with the lifeguards before entering the
ocean for possible hazards.