Hurricanes on Both Coasts Cause Dangerous Rip Currents

Ginger Zee tracks the latest weather news across the country.
2:00 | 08/27/14

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We want to begin with severe conditions on both coasts. Two hurricanes spinning right now, one in the pacific, one in the atlantic with dangerous rip currents and extremely large waves set to do some damage. Ginger is here with the latest. Good morning, ginger. Good morning, everybody. You know, the colossal waves are impressive. Surfers taking note and loving it for the most part but now we know they've turned deadly and certainly dangerous along the west coast. That's from Marie. Only happens like this every some five to ten years, some surfers are saying. Cristobal meanwhile, threatening much of the atlantic. Turbulent surf, clobbering both coasts. Two hurricanes, one in each ocean fueling the now deadly waves. The lifeguard jumped off the pier to rescue him. What a tragedy. We just sat here and watched the guy not react. Reporter: Here you can see lifeguards trying to bring this surfer in near malibu. He was under nearly five minutes. It was too late. Hurricane Marie propelling the dangerous swells spinning off the coast of Mexico ex-max sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. A high surf advisory, waves climbing to 15 feet. Took about eight guys to pull me out. Reporter: Even out of the water. The water came in here the last flood. Reporter: People respect taking chances sandbagging as bulldozers build berms. Back east in the atlantic, hurricane Cristobal more than 400 miles west of bermuda moving north. Winds up to 80 miles per hour. Instigating waves up to six feet. The risk of rip currents from northern Florida to Maine. So Cristobal should move north and west of bermuda. Closest it'll be to our coast is 300 miles but still look for some potentially damaging rip currents along the atlantic coast. That's through the end of the week. And the same time period further away the swells building. We could see waves still reaching 15 plus feet. George, this is something to watch in the coming days in southern California. We are in the season now. Okay, ginger, thanks very much.

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