The flow from the Loxahatchee River emptying into the Atlantic Ocean pushes out to the sand, building a crescent-shaped shoal here about 5 feet deep, making for unpredictable, dangerous waves.
Since 1998, at least ten people have drowned in boating and swimming accidents in the Jupiter Inlet.
Notably on Sept 3, 2010, Capt. Tom Henry, a 61-year-old charter captain, died from injuries he sustained when he fell off the 51-foot S/F Waterdog as it endured a violent broach in rough surf.
A series of photographs was shot by photographer Stuart Browning: http://bit.ly/b4n1Vz
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