While rip currents are more common for beaches facing oceans as in the U.S.A. and Australia, remarkably the beaches on the southern shores of the Black Sea are too prone to the rip currents. Every year scores of people get killed due to rip currents on the beaches facing the Black Sea in Turkey. Between 2012 and 2013 a project jointly with the Istanbul Gendarmerie Command was carried out and numerous handouts, pamphlets, publications, and two books were published to increase the awareness of people as well as to teach the techniques of survival once caught in a rip current. All these documents are necessarily in Turkish and given in the Turkish counterpart of my web page; here the only two publications in English are given: a journal paper emphasizing the cultural aspects of incidents Barlas Beji Natural Hazards 16 and a chapter in a book Beji Barlas TUDAV Black Sea Book 17 .