High risk for rip currents along New Jersey shore this weekend

TRENTON, N.J. (WTXF/AP) - 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.

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.

Thursday, FOX 29's Hank Flynn went to Ventnor, New Jersey to find out how bad those currents are, and how life guards are coping with it.