To see/notice an ocean or river current in your dream, represents the direction of your life and the decisions you have made along the way. It also represents the influences in your life and how they work in guiding you through your life’s path.
If you dream of being pulled by a strong current, this may be a metaphor for something that is going on in your life at the moment. Someone or something may be exerting a strong influence on you - it is up to you whether to follow or stand your ground. Also see “Undertow.”