Water safety

Please check sea conditions before visiting the beach!

How to Identify a Rip Current (Rip Tide)

  • An area of calm or rippled water in between even-breaking surf
  • Discolored water due to sand being stirred off the bottom.
  • Darker colored water (deeper because the current dredges the bottom)
  • Foam on the surface extending beyond the surf line.
  • Debris floating seaward
  • Lower, choppier wave heights
  • Relax and stay calm. If you get caught in a rip current, float with the current or swim across the current, not against it.
  • Raise an arm to signal for help