A rip current statement has been issued for Horry and Georgetown counties, according to the National Weather Service.
The risk for rip currents is high on all beaches in both counties, with surf heights from 3 to 6 feet.
“Strong rip currents can occur at any time today but will be especially strong around time of low tide, which will occur around noon,” the statement reads.
Rip currents are life-threatening. If you do become caught in a rip current the statements says to yell for help and remain calm. It is important to not exhaust yourself as you wait for help. If you have to swim out of the current, swim parallel to the shore and swim back to the beach when possible.
The statement is in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday.