Sandy brings rip currents to South Florida

Rip currents, strong winds brought by Hurricane Sandy

Published On: Oct 24 2012 12:13:16 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 24 2012 08:11:04 PM EDT
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -

Hurricane Sandy was bringing strong winds and rip currents to beaches across South Florida.

"You would be surprised by the how many people who don't know about rip currents and they just think, well, they walked into the water, they're drifting and they'll fall off into a hole and they'll be in over their head and in a rip current," said Marine Safety Officer Rick Fiorillo. "Just listen to the lifeguard. He's whistling for a reason. He's trying to keep you safe, he knows where the bad areas are."

"It's very crazy," said Gemma Ricard, a tourist from Canada. "It's not good today. I don't go to the water."

Beachgoers were happy to watch a film crew shoot a music video as the blustery day took away their calm beach day.

"It's windy. Where did all this wind come from?" said Ulysses Terrero, who was directing a music video on Hollywood Beach. "We are shooting a video for an artist called Flo Rida featuring Little Wayne."

"What has it been like shooting a music video in this crazy wind?" Local 10's Christina Vazquez asked Flo Rida.

"Oh, man, it's been a wild one, you know. But I'm very exciting, out here shooting my fourth video for my album 'Wild Ones,'" said Flo Rida. "It's crazy out here."

Terrero was taping skateboarders on Hollywood Beach.

"It's all about this one shot with three stunts being done at the same time," said Terrero.

Wind gusts may reach 50 mph in parts of South Florida because of Hurricane Sandy.