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tide rips

[′tīd ‚rips]
(oceanography)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I like to drift the baits close to tide rips and shallow points where menhaden and finger mullet school up on summer nights.
A calm day, but we still ended up spinning through scary tide rips with 2-foot standing waves and sucking whirlpools.
From my experience on a fishing boat, I know the tide rips off the headlands eg Oxwich Point, are extremely powerful; so all we have to do is place turbines at these points and we can utilise these currents again and again.
Twice each day the entire Pacific tries to squirt itself through this half-mile-wide nozzle, generating currents of up to 16 knots with terrifying tide rips and whirlpools.
The tide rips through the river when it drains and refills the whole Great Bay estuary.
Outgoing tides, early in the day but especially in the late afternoon, will have strong currents that will provide tide rips and weed lines where crabs and shrimp will be swept out with the tide.
On these strong outgoing tides in the late afternoons, current patterns will form tide rips. These rips will form weedlines that move for miles.
This time of year, I prefer to run and gun looking for anything different: weedlines, logs, birds and tide rips or temperature changes.