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re: Surfer missing in Orange Beach


I've been to the Jacksonville/Neptune/Atlantic Beach, FL area numerous times and the waves and ocean were never even close to this rough on a "routine" or "normal" day there. It may be fine to go out in rough conditions but a little dumb to do so mere hours after another surfer was killed. Just saw one of the guys get tossed around like a ragdoll twice by a huge wave. He promptly and wisely worked his way back to the shore a few minutes ago and put his board away.





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St Augustine
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I've been to the Jacksonville/Neptune/Atlantic Beach, FL area numerous times and the waves and ocean were never even close to this rough on a "routine" or "normal" day there.


Not exactly world class waves in NE Florida
A "routine" day there is about 6-8 inch waves.

Sounds like the guys you are watching are pretty inexperienced and probably shouldn't be out there.

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He promptly and wisely worked his way back to the shore a few minutes ago and put his board away.


at least he had the sense to get out if he wasn't ready for that kind of thing...freaking kooks






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When in Rome
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ORANGE BEACH, Alabama -- A swimmer went missing in the surf off Orange Beach this afternoon and is believed to have drowned, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The name of the swimmer was not immediately released. U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Eric King said that a USCG helicopter was deployed to join the search after the swimmer was reported missing at 1:45 p.m. Orange Beach police and the Orange Beach Fire Department were dispatched to the scene, King said.
Sunday was a busy day along a wide area of the upper Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Debby continued to pound the coast with heavy surf and dangerous rip tides. Gulf Shores Fire Rescue said that double red flags were posted along all of coastal Baldwin County.


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Double red flags make it illegal for anyone to go into the water, according to Alabama state law. Heavy surf also caused the beaches at Dauphin Island to be closed to swimmers
Hence the fine, maybe?






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St Augustine
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re: Surfer missing in Orange Beach


so it wasn't a surfer then?

would make a lot more sense that a rip would get a swimmer...like I said they usually HELP when you're trying to surf.






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busey
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why? because they are doing something that they enjoy? Just because you can't do it doesn't mean its "stupid" there is of course risks if they don't know what they are doing... but for the majority of guys who surf regularly/know how to paddle and duckdive those waves aren't really anything dangerous. Guys go out in exponentially more dangerous surf on a daily basis around the world. People just aren't used to seeing that on the gulf coast.


This.







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SmackDaniels
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double red flags were posted along all of coastal Baldwin County.


GTFO







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Yewkindewit
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Near Birmingham, Alabama
Member since Apr 2012
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fr33,

I tried body surfing in 8 foot waves in Hawaii back in the late 80s. I quit when a wave tossed me around and threw me down on the steep beach.. I was very sore for 4 days. Sand was packed in my nose for days as well. It is so easy to underestimate the power of large breaking waves.






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The Boat
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It's crazy to see the Gulf with waves like that.





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SippyCup
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If you don't know how to escape a rip tide/current, you shouldn't be swimming out there.

By the way, it's the Gulf, not the freaking ocean.






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Pepperidge
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Slidell
Member since Apr 2011
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Was walking on the beach near Turquoise Place in OB


We're scheduled to be in Gulf Shores on Wednesday...may decide to arrive there a day later...is there anyone that is going to be there until then that can give me updates on how the weather is turning out with the storm going east of there/Tallahassee?

looks like the west side of the storm is pretty weak and the weather may actually be nice....Thanks






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tiger114
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Mobile, AL
Member since Sep 2009
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My God I live in a cool part of this country.





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BamaScoop
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sharks got to eat





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GCHunter
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I'm in OB right now. Chopper and beach police are still cruising around and still looking. Bad shite. It was really rough earlier today





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Motorboat
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Damn I was down there earlier thinking how badass it would be to surf today. Good thing I was hungover like a hog and didn't.





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TheIndulger
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If you are going to the beach..BE CAREFUL about the waves. They dont play around. In Destin 2 weeks ago, the red flag was waving, and we went in up to our chest. Current pulled us a bit and we got stuck trying to swim back and weren't moving. My girlfriend had trouble and i did my best to try to help. We got back but it was pretty goddamn scary. All it takes is 20-30 minutes of fighting big waves for you to tire out and drown.

Do not go in past your waist, there's no reason to. Hopefully the surfer didn't lost his board, maybe he's floating on it. (unlikely)






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LooseCannon22282
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yep. the red flags have been flying over here too.


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HeadBusta4LSU
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thats insane






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GCHunter
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Patrol is pulling out now. God that must be tough





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TheIndulger
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Several people have died from drowning in the gulf this year. At least 4 have died in gulf shores alone. Deaths are not uncommon at all.

LINK

IN PENSACOLA






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LarryDavid
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