In terms of the ocean and swimming, what do the different color flags mean?on Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Flag color/type explanations:
- Green → The lifeguards have determined that ocean conditions are ideal for swimming.
- Yellow → The lifeguards have determined that swimmers should use caution when swimming due to strong currents, big surf, etc. Limitations are often put on your swimming for your own safety. Currents in the ocean are dangerous and our lifeguards know best. Listen and respect these limitations, as the lifeguards are experts in this area.
- Red → The lifeguards have determined that that the ocean conditions are too dangerous for swimming due to strong currents, big surf, etc. The ocean is off-limits to swimmers.
- RAFTS → The lifeguards have designated an area where all swimmers using rafts, boogie boards, etc. should stay. Please respect these areas as they have been chosen specifically due to the current ocean conditions and to ensure the safety of swimmers.