Hurricane Gert is churning the surf and creating a high risk for rip currents along the New Jersey shore.
Beachgoers are advised to swim near lifeguards.
If caught in a rip current, they should relax and float. If possible, swim parallel to the shore in order to get free of the current.
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The second hurricane of the season in the Atlantic Ocean is not posing a direct threat to the Jersey shore. Gert has begun to turn northeast and forecasters say an increase in forward speed is expected through the next couple of days.