South Florida is known for it’s beautiful beaches and magnificent blue and turquoise waters! We all love to swim in the warm waters and we all want to be safe. Pay attention to what flags are flying at the lifeguard stations.
Low hazard with the possibility of larger waves and rip currents. Exercise normal care.
Medium hazard with moderate rip currents/surf conditions. Use extra care.
High hazard.Dangerous rip currents/surf conditions. Avoid entering the water.
Water and/or beach closed to the public.
Sea pests present (jellyfish, man-of-wars, and/or sea lice). This flag may be flown along with any of the other flags.
For more information about water safety check out the Ocean Smart Guide.