With those currents right now, he could be 2/3 the way to Dauphin Island by now. People have no idea just how severe the rips can be in cross wind / high surf scenarios
If he is experienced rips are no problem at all. In fact we welcome them because they make it significantly easier to get outside. Likely he had no idea what the hell he was doing and had poor ability to duck dive/stay on his board or got smacked in the head by his board and knocked out. It sucks but it's one of the risks of heading out when the swells get bigger. Anybody who surfs often has gone over the falls, been thrown against the bottom, wrapped in their leash, taken quite a few on the chin from breaking waves. Hope we have a happy ending here.
This post was edited on 6/24 at 4:14 pm