Every summer we see people swimming in surf conditions only Dolphins would venture into. People think they know waves and water conditions but that is there first mistake. Second is just going into rough surf and expecting to believe they will be all right. We have seen parents letting their kids just go out past where they could be rescued. At Sunset Beach, there are no lifeguards and do not expect help from anyone.
Think you know about rips currents, well spend 4.32 minutes and learn again.