Coastal Hazard Statement
Expires 8:00 AM EDT on August 31, 2016
Statement as of 3:18 am EDT on August 30, 2016
... High rip current risk now in effect through Wednesday
* timing... through Wednesday morning.
* Impacts... rough surf and rip currents will continue create
dangerous conditions for swimmers.
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 groins... jetties
and piers. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol flags and
If you become caught in a rip current... Yell for help. Remain
calm... do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.
Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current remain calm.
Don't fight the current. Swim in a direction following the
shoreline. If unable to escape... face the shore and call or wave
for help. If tired... float or tread water until out of the rip
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 1:55 am EDT on August 30, 2016
The National marine fisheries service announces that the
recreational sector for other porgies complex in federal waters off
the South Atlantic states is closed effective September 3, 2016,
through December 31, 2016. The other porgies complex includes
jolthead porgy, knobbed porgy, whitebone porgy, scup, and saucereye
porgy. During the closure, all recreational harvest of fish in the
other porgies complex is prohibited and the bag and possession
limits are zero. For more information, call the National marine
fisheries service at 727-824-5305.