For those not aware, all along the 30A beaches we have Beach Flags. Here is a chart showing their meanings. Please pay attention so you can be safe!
Rip Tides are very dangerous and must be respected for their lethal strength. EVERYONE should read and know what to do if you get caught in one.
- Darker color surf, indicating deeper water
- Murky brown water caused by sand stirred up on the bottom
- Smaller unorganized waves, alongside more evenly breaking waves over a sand bar
- Waves breaking further out to sea on both sides of the rip current
- Notify a lifeguard
- Have someone call 911, give accurate landmarks
- Do not enter the water, you too will be caught in the current
- Throw them a flotation device
- Try not to lose sight of the victim
- Don’t panic or swim against the current
- Relax, float with the current until it dissipates
- Swim parallel to shore and back in