Local surfers educate the public about rip currents at Museum of Coastal Carolina.
On May 24 Jesse McCrery and Marty Mentzer presented “It’s a Rip Current, Don’t Panic” at Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach. They discussed how rip currents form, how to identify them and most importantly what to do when in one and gave information on what is dangerous about a rip current and when they are most likely to form on local beaches. They also answered questions attendees had about rip currents.
McCrery and Mentzer have been teaching surfing and water safety in Ocean Isle Beach for more than 20 years. They are both accomplished competitive surfers and have spent thousands of hours in oceans all over the world.
The Sandbar Lecture Series at the Museum of Coastal Carolina brings local experts to speak about topics ranging from our coastal environment to Outer Banks history. For more information on the Sandbar Lecture Series contact Jamie Justice, education coordinator at Museum of Coastal Carolina or visit the website.
Museum of Coastal Carolina
21 E. Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach
(910) 579-1016, museumplanetarium.org