City of Gulf Shores

Single Red Flags now posted on Gulf Shores beaches

The double red flags that closed waters along Gulf Shores beaches Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were replaced by single red flags this morning. The presence of single red flags indicates high surf and/or strong rip currents are present.

While the posting of single red flags effectively opens the waters to swimmers, public safety officials urge the public not to enter the waters of the Gulf when there are red flags flying. The rip currents are very dangerous, and can overcome even the best swimmers very quickly.

It is always a good idea wear flotation devices or bring something that floats into the water with you such as a boogie board or swimming noodle.

For more information regarding current surf conditions, dial 251-968-TIDE or visit

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