NWS Offices Issuing Surf Zone Forecasts
For coastal offices not listed above, check the Hazardous Weather Outlook for high risk of rip currents.
Surf Zone Forecasts contain three levels of Rip Current Outlooks:
- Low Risk: Surf zone conditions are not expected to support the development of life threatening rip currents. However, life threatening rip currents often occur in the vicinity of groins, jetties, reefs, and piers.
- Moderate Risk: Surf zone conditions are favorable for the development of life threatening rip currents.
Risk: Surf zone conditions will likely support the development of life threatening rip currents.
you arrive at the beach, ask the lifeguard about rip currents and other potentially dangerous water conditions expected for the day.