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Risk Level Description Click on shaded areas for more detail
Low
Weak Rip Currents Possible;
Isolated, weaker but potentially dangerous rip currents can still occur.
Weak swimmers stay in shallow water


The map above is color-coded to indicate the forecast rip current risk level. Click on the beach area of your choice for more information.

Rip currents are powerful, channeled currents of water flowing away from shore. They typically extend from the shoreline, through the surf zone, and past the line of breaking waves. Rip currents can occur at any beach with breaking waves.

If caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the beach and you will eventually swim out of the outgoing current. Remember to heed the advice of the local beach patrol and flag warning systems.

 

 

Moderate
Rip Currents Likely;
Wave and/or tidal conditions support stronger or more frequent rip currents.
Weak swimmers should not enter surf above knees
High
Strong to very Strong Rip Currents Likely;
Wind, wave, and tidal conditions support the development of dangerous rip currents.
All swimmers stay out of surf
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Mobile Radar
Mobile Radar 
 
Eglin AFB Radar
Eglin AFB Radar
 
UV Index Forecast
UV Index
 
UV Alert Forecast
UV Alert Forecast
 
Beach Tips

Break the Grip of the Rip!
UV Index Scale
2 or less Low Low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person.
Wear sunglasses on bright days. If you burn easily, cover up and use sunscreen.
3 - 5 Moderate Moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.
Take precautions, such as covering up, if you will be outside. Stay in shade near midday when the sun is strongest.
6 - 7 High High risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.
Protection against sunburn is needed. Reduce time in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Cover up, wear a hat and sunglasses, and use sunscreen.
8 - 10 Very High Very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.
Take extra precautions. Unprotected skin will be damaged and can burn quickly. Minimize sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Otherwise, seek shade, cover up, wear a hat and sunglasses, and use sunscreen.
11+ Extreme Extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.
Take all precautions. Unprotected skin can burn in minutes. Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV and will increase UV exposure. Try to avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Seek shade, cover up, wear a hat and sunglasses, and use sunscreen.
Sea Surface Temp
Sea Surface Temperature
When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!


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