can be unpredictable, dangerous and deadly! Please use good judgment while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.
Discoloration of Water
Debris & Foam moving seaward
Learn how to identify and avoid them:
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 they are associated with large waves and strong offshore winds, but not always!! In rare cases, rip currents occur during calm conditions.
BEACH WARNING FLAGS
WATER CLOSED TO PUBLIC
- High Surf and/or Strong Currents
- Moderate Surf and/or Strong Currents
- Calm Condition, Exercise Caution
DANGEROUS MARINE LIFE
to download the Panama City Beach Surf Warning Flag System file.