Dealing with Rip Currents in Ocean City
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Dealing with Rip Currents in Ocean City

Beach Safety Navigation The ocean can be a very safe place if you take the time to understand beach and water safety. Many misconceptions about the ocean exist…

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Beach safety
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Beach safety

The beach can be a very safe place if you take the time to understand sand and water safety. Many misconceptions about beach safety exist and contribute to…

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Why is the water so cold?
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Why is the water so cold?

It’s July. Or maybe, as you’re reading this, it’s June or August. The point is, it’s hot outside. Sweltering, even. You’ve been soaking up the sun for a…

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Creature Feature: Shark-infested waters?
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Creature Feature: Shark-infested waters?

When I was little, the giant, animatronic shark permanently lodged at the top of the Ripley’s building was one of the most terrifying things on the boardwalk, second…

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Hurricane Hermine hits Florida and will bring some rain to Ocean City
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Hurricane Hermine hits Florida and will bring some rain to Ocean City

According to the Weather Channel, Hurricane Hermine hit Florida and is now expected to cross the Panhandle of Florida and travel up the East Coast as a tropical…

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The Rule About Digging at the Beach
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The Rule About Digging at the Beach

Whenever you go to the beach you are sure to see people of all ages digging in the sand. Digging a hole is normally viewed as a chore…

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5 Secrets to Awesome Beach Etiquette
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5 Secrets to Awesome Beach Etiquette

Summertime is nearing, and the crowds are just beginning to show up in Ocean City. Everyone is looking for a little piece of heaven and some relaxation time…

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Beach Patrol Competes for Bragging Rights on Saturday, July 25
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Beach Patrol Competes for Bragging Rights on Saturday, July 25

The members of the Ocean City Beach Patrol spend the summer vigorously training, attending mandatory safety meetings, and manning life guard stands to protect our visitors while they…

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My favorite images from the summer
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Rip Current Saftey – Swim parallel to the beach
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Rip Current Saftey – Swim parallel to the beach

The first thing to remember with a rip current is SWIM PARALLEL TO THE BEACH.  If you remember that tip while in the water, you can escape any…

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