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Coastal Waters from Okaloosa-Walton County Line to Pensacola, FL out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Okaloosa-Walton County Line to Pensacola, FL from 20 to 60 NM Coastal Waters from Okaloosa-Walton County Line to Mexico Beach out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Okaloosa-Walton County Line to Mexico Beach from 20 to 60 NM Coastal Waters from Mexico Beach to Apalachicola out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Mexico Beach to Apalachicola from 20 to 60 NM Coastal Waters from Apalachicola to Ochlockonee River out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Apalachicola to Ochlockonee River from 20 to 60 NM Coastal Waters from Ochlockonee River to Keaton Beach out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Keaton Beach to Suwanee River out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Suwanee River to Tarpon Springs out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Suwanee River to Tarpon Springs from 20 to 60 NM Offshore Waters for the Gulf of Mexico North of 25N and East of 87W

 

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10NM ESE Destin FL 15NM WNW Panama City Beach FL 22NM SE Destin FL 3NM SSW Panama City Beach FL  10NM S Panama City FL 18NM SSE Panama City FL 34NM S Panama City FL 17NM S Panama City Beach FL 21NM WSW Apalachicola FL 3NM SSE Buckeye Reef FL 18NM ENE Buckeye Reef FL 12NM SSW Shell Point FL 2NM SSW Shell Point FL 17NM SE Shell Point FL 20NM NW Steinhatchee FL 18NM WSW Steinhatchee FL 7NM SW Steinhatchee FL 8NM WNW Suwannee FL 19NM W Suwannee River FL 13NM SE Saint Marks FL 15NM S Buckeye Reef FL

Learn About Rip Current Safety Before Visiting The Beach!

For a graphical forecast, visit weather.gov/beach/tae or see the county based surf zone forecast below:


Detailed Surf Zone Forecast


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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
1136 AM EDT Tue May 28 2024

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK FOR WALTON, BAY, AND GULF COUNTY BEACHES
TODAY...

.THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK...

With recent updates from local beaches, there is a High risk for rip
currents today at Walton, Bay, and westward-facing Gulf County beaches
today. A Moderate risk is present elsewhere. Surf heights are
generally around 1-2 feet today. A moderate to high risk for rip
currents will continue into the weekend.

Based on communication with area beach officials, the following flags
are flying at area beaches:

Walton........................Red
Bay...........................Red
State Park Gulf Beaches.......Red
West Facing Gulf Beaches......Red
South Facing Gulf Beaches.....Yellow
Franklin......................Yellow

FLZ108-290900-
South Walton-
Including the beaches of Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach,
and Turquoise Beach
1036 AM CDT Tue May 28 2024

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............High.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Water Temperature...........83 degrees.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Winds.......................Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 01:24 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:44 AM.
Sunset......................8:40 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Winds.......................Northeast winds around 5 mph, becoming
south in the afternoon.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 02:09 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:44 AM.
Sunset......................8:41 PM.

.THURSDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid
80s. East winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds
around 15 mph.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For lightning, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/tae

$$

FLZ112-290900-
Coastal Bay-
Including the beaches of Panama City Beach and Magnolia Beach
1036 AM CDT Tue May 28 2024

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............High.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Water Temperature...........83 degrees.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 103.
Winds.......................Northwest winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 01:24 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:43 AM.
Sunset......................8:37 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Winds.......................Northeast winds around 10 mph, becoming
southwest in the afternoon.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 02:09 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:42 AM.
Sunset......................8:38 PM.

.THURSDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid
80s. East winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds
around 15 mph.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For lightning, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/tae

$$

FLZ114-290900-
Coastal Gulf-
Including the beaches of Saint Joe Beach
1136 AM EDT Tue May 28 2024 /1036 AM CDT Tue May 28 2024/

...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk...
W Facing Beaches.........High.
S Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
State Park Beaches.......High.
Surf Height...
W Facing Beaches.........Around 2 feet.
S Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
State Park Beaches.......Around 2 feet.
Water Temperature...........82 degrees.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 102.
Winds.......................Northwest winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 10:53 AM EDT.
Low at 02:00 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:42 AM.
Sunset......................8:35 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk...
W Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
S Facing Beaches.........High.
State Park Beaches.......Moderate.
Surf Height...
W Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
S Facing Beaches.........Around 2 feet.
State Park Beaches.......Around 1 foot.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Winds.......................Northeast winds around 10 mph, becoming
south in the afternoon.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 11:16 AM EDT.
Low at 03:19 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:42 AM.
Sunset......................8:35 PM.

.THURSDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. Highs in the
lower 80s. East winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds around
15 mph.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For lightning, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/tae

$$

FLZ115-290900-
Coastal Franklin-
Including the beaches of Apalachicola
1136 AM EDT Tue May 28 2024

.REST OF TODAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Water Temperature...........82 degrees.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................West winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............Low at 02:00 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:40 AM.
Sunset......................8:33 PM.

.WEDNESDAY...
Rip Current Risk............High.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Weather.....................Sunny.
High Temperature............In the mid 80s.
Winds.......................Northeast winds around 10 mph, becoming
southeast in the afternoon.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 11:16 AM EDT.
Low at 03:19 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:40 AM.
Sunset......................8:34 PM.

.THURSDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. Highs in the
lower 80s. East winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. A slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds
around 15 mph.

&&

Rip Current Risk Category
* Low Risk - The risk for rip currents is low, however,
life-threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins,
jetties, reefs, and piers.
* Moderate Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are possible in the
surf zone.
* High Risk - Life-threatening rip currents are likely in the surf
zone.

** For lightning, waterspout, and UV definitions see:
https://www.weather.gov/beach/tae


$$


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Tide information for Tuesday May 28 2024.

Saint Marks River Entrance.
Low 12:14 AM ... High 07:00 AM ... Low 11:43 AM ... High 05:25 PM.

Apalachicola.
Low 02:31 AM ... High 10:53 AM ... Low 02:00 PM ... High 06:44 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
High 01:24 PM.

Note that the times of high and low tide are 3 minutes earlier at
Shell Point than at the Saint Marks River Entrance.

The average water temperature at Destin was 79.5 degrees.
The average water temperature at Apalachicola was 78.8 degrees.
Sunrise and sunset in Tallahassee.
May 28 2024: Sunrise 637 AM EDT Sunset 833 PM EDT


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