The National Weather Service issued beach hazard statements for Tuesday and Wednesday along the shoreline. Winds are creating high waves and dangerous swimming conditions, with strong currents along structures and a strong possibility of rip currents.
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Beaches are issuing the highest level of warning with a red flag, to keep swimmers out of the water, but WZZM-TV found a number of them ignoring the rules.
At Holland State Park, swimmers like Zachary Delgado, 19, were willing to take the risk.
"I'm that type of person," he said. "I like adventure."
Just a few feet away, a family with two children were also battling the waves. Their father said both children have had swimming lessons, but neither was wearing a life vest.
A WZZM-TV reporter asked the father if his children should be wearing a vest.
"Maybe John, the youngest, but he's had swimming as well," Don Belknap said. "I guess they probably should have vests on."
Another beach-goer, Jessica Katerberg, said: "I definitely wouldn't let these kids out there at all. I'm just surprised to see that little boy over there and no life jacket."
The reporter asked swimmers if it was worth the risk, even knowing that people have already drowned this year.
"It is worth it," Delgado said. "It is sad people do drown. I hope not to be one of those people."
Others decided to find a safer spot for vacation along the shore.
"It's still summer," Katerberg said. "You can walk to get away, and hang out with friends."