Hurricane Gert kicks up heavy surf and rip currents on the East Coast

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Hurricane Gert has been churning the surf and created a high risk for rip currents along the New Jersey shore.

Hurricane Gert has been churning the surf and created a high risk for rip currents along the New Jersey shore. Courtesy: NBC News Channel

Beachgoers were advised to swim near lifeguards.

The second hurricane of the season in the Atlantic Ocean is not posing a direct threat to the Jersey shore. Gert has begun to turn northeast and forecasters say an increase in forward speed is expected through the next couple of days.