A conflicting tendency, inclination, or movement:
A strong, narrow surface current that flows rapidly away from the shore. Rip currents form when excess water that has accumulated along a shore due to wind and waves rushes back suddenly to deeper waters.
A body of water made rough by the conflict of opposing tides or currents.
A current that flows in an opposite direction to the flow of another current.
Find another word for riptide. In this page you can discover 5 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for riptide, like: rip, crosscurrent, rip-current, tide-rip and countercurrent.