Despite the appearance of a quiet and more subdued shorebreak, the power and fury of massive wave sets still remain. For beachwalkers, keep a sharp eye out for rogue/sneaker waves that can come out of nowhere. As you survey the beach, take note of escape routes available along your route. As is common, sneaker waves don’t have to be big tall waves. They can be quite low but still two to four feet in surge, which is more than enough to take any human being kicking and screaming out to sea.
If you get snagged in a rip tide, swim parallel to the shore NOT TOWARD THE SHORE. PARALLEL TO THE SHORE. Then angle back toward the beach.