Beach Warning Flags | South Florida Beaches

South Florida has miles and miles of beautiful beaches!
Have you ever gone to the beach and saw the lifeguards flying a flag, but didn’t know what it meant? If so, here are the meanings of the International Life Saving Federation flag system. The system was created to promote an international standard for all beach goers to understand.

Life Guard Warning Flags | Double Red | South Florida Double Red Flag:
Water Closed to Public
Life Guard Warning Flags | Single Red | South Florida Single Red Flag:
High Hazard, High Surf and/or Strong Currents
Life Guard Warning Flags | Yellow | South Florida Yellow Flag:
Medium Hazard, Moderate Surf and/or Currents
Life Guard Warning Flags | Green | South Florida Green Flag:
Low Hazard, Calm Conditions, Exercise Caution
Life Guard Warning Flags | Purple | South Florida Purple Flag:
Dangerous Marine Life: The purple flag can be flown in combination with either the single red or the yellow flag
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