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can be unpredictable, dangerous and deadly. Please use good judgment while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.
Discoloration of water
Debris and foam moving seaward
Learn how to identify and avoid rip currents.
If you're caught in a rip current, don't panic. Swim parallel to the shore until the current weakens, then swim back to the shore.
Rip currents are strong, localized rivers of water that usually flow away from the beach at a surprisingly high velocity.
Usually rip currents are associated with large waves and strong offshore winds, but not always. In rare cases, rip currents occur during calm conditions.
BEACH WARNING FLAGS
DOUBLE RED FLAG: Very High Hazard and water closed to public;
RED FLAG: High Hazard with high surf and strong currents;
YELLOW FLAG: Medium Hazard with moderate surf and.or strong currents;
GREEN FLAG: Low Hazard with calm conditions, but caution still advised;
PURPLE FLAG: Dangerous marine life.