Southern Brevard County-Indian River-St. Lucie-Martin-
Coastal Volusia County-Northern Brevard County-
401 AM EDT Thu Jul 12 2018
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a High Rip
Current Risk, which is in effect from 8 AM EDT this morning
through this evening.
* TIMING...The threat for dangerous rip currents will be present
all day, however the risk will be particularly high from
approximately 11 AM through 5 PM near low tide.
* IMPACTS...Rip currents will be dangerous and life threatening.
Numerous water rescues occurred yesterday, with similar strong
rip current conditions expected today. Always swim near a
There is a high risk of rip currents.
Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore, which occur most often at low spots or breaks in the
sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as jetties and
piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards...beach patrol flags and
Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don't swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.