Your Safety & Fun is Important to Us!
At RABG the safety of our guests is our top priority. To ensure that our area’s beachgoers are enjoying our emerald waters to the fullest while remaining safe it’s important for everyone to be aware of the color-coded beach flags. These flags notate the current water conditions for the day and due to weather changes can change throughout the day. From water closures to flat green flags days our flag system covers it all.
Double Red– Danger! Water Closed to Public. Swimming during Double Red Flags can result in a fine.
Single Red- High Hazard, High Surf and/or Strong Currents
Yellow- Medium Hazard, Moderate Surf and/or Currents
Green- Low Hazard, Calm Conditions, Exercise Caution
Purple- Dangerous Marine Life (Usually Jellyfish)
*Absence of Beach Flags Does Not Assure Safe Waters
Please be aware that water conditions in the Gulf of Mexico can change at any time. We advise all our guests to use their best judgment when deciding to venture out into the water and how far.
Rip Currents are a part of everyday water conditions due to the double sandbar formation along the emerald coast. Most rip currents form due to the breaks in the sandbars and can be hard to spot while eye level unless you know what you are looking for, to identify rip currents at eye level look for areas where the waves are not breaking.
How to Spot a Rip Current
How to Safely Navigate out of a Rip Current:
In the event of being pulled by a rip current, it is imperative that you remain calm and swim parallel. If the current is too strong for you to swim out of then float or tread water until you can swim out of the current and call for help!
For more info about our beach flag system, and lifeguard programs, or to sign up for text message alerts please visit our local partner at Visit Panama City Beach