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Dangerous swim conditions at area beaches

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It’s a beautiful summer day, but you won’t find many people swimming at Bradford Beach.

According to the National Weather Service, the water is too dangerous for swimming anywhere in Lake Michigan from Sheboygan to Kenosha. Strong currents and waves could develop, some up to five feet high, according to experts.

“They’re bigger than I think they were two weekends ago when we came out, I’m usually out canoeing and kayaking on the river, so I usually don’t get out to this kind of water too much,” said Karaline Black.

The large waves had parents keeping a watchful eye on their kids. “They like, you shouldn’t be going that deep," said Camryn Raef. "You gotta stay in the shallow area.”

The high swim risk is in effect through Saturday night, but surfers said it’s perfect. “The waves are up today, so we’re surfing here with a friend,” said Danny DeWitt. “I would say it’s rough for swimming.”

Meantime, those at South Shore Beach in Bay View are dealing with another problem. The beach is closed because of high levels of bacteria.

However, a few thrill seekers took the opportunity to go kite boarding. “It’s one of the best adrenaline, endorphin sports out there,” said Brian Wachtel of Muskego.

However, Wachtel admits the water is dangerous. “There is a lot of current today…I wouldn’t trust my younger daughter to swim out here.”

For the latest on beach conditions, visit: https://www.wibeaches.us/apex/f?p=181:1:::NO:::

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