Beach and Surf Patrol has sent out a Halloween flag status update: Unfortunately the flags are not Orange 🙁 but are now Single RED today, October 31, 2019. We’ll update our status the next time Beach and Surf Patrol report a change in flag color. Always remember to verify the actual flag at the beach before entering the water!
There have been at least 10 drownings so far in 2019. Always be careful and respect the warning flags.
It can sometimes be a few hours before the flags are changed on this end of the beach, depending on which end of the beach they start updating the flags.
With a Single Red flag, the Beach & Surf Patrol will not force you to leave the water, but the water is hazardous at Single Red, so keep the kids and weak swimmers out of the water, and exercise an abundance of caution.
Always swim with caution and remember, an absence of flags doesn’t mean the water is safe.
More Beach Flag Resources
- Check out the beach cam at Sandpiper Beacon…you can usually see the current beach flag on the left side of the screen.
- The beach cam near the Edgewater rotates and shows different views of the beach and resort…in one of the views, you can see the current beach flag.
- Sign Up to Receive Text Alerts When the Beach Flag Changes
- Overview of the Beach Flag Warning System