Hurricane Cristobal is kicking up the surf and causing dangerous conditions at the shore.

As reported at patch.com today:

Life-threatening rip currents and dangerous surf conditions will continue to affect beaches up and down the Jersey Shore, weather forecasters say.

Sadly, the dangerous conditions have already resulted in the death of a South Plainfield teenager, who was swimming at an unguarded beach at Sandy Hook.

The National Weather Service says wave heights are expected to be 3 to 5 feet today.

An advisory warns:

“These rip currents will be life-threatening to anyone who enters the surf

Heed the advice of lifeguards and the beach patrol.

Pay attention to flags and posted signs. Do not attempt to enter the water if lifeguards are not present.”

Cristobal is moving farther out to sea but obviously still packing a punch.