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NWS encourages state and local governments, municipalities, beachfront organizations, chambers of commerce, and all others to download and print any of the materials above. You are welcome to include your organization's logo or name. This life-saving message was vetted by a team of meteorologists, coastal scientists, and lifeguards and may NOT be altered.

Break the Grip of the Rip® is trademarked.  Please read our policy prior to using signs or other materials with this protected wording.

Rip Current Safety Beach Sign

Signs in Languages Other Than English

NWS does not translate signs but encourages other countries to use our artwork and adapt it for best use on your beaches. Signs are posted here as a service. We do not take responsibility for the translations. If you modify the pictures, please do not use the NOAA logo. If you have translated a sign and posted it, please send a digital version to the "questions, comments" link at the bottom of the page so we can share it with other possible users.beach hazards bookmark

Photos of Beach Signs From Outside the U.S.


Outreach Materials