Lifeguard Locations & Beach Safety
As the summer season winds down and many of our Ocean Rescue personnel return to school, our staff of lifeguards begins to decrease. For this reason, several lifeguard stands have been removed from the beach. For a current list of fixed stand locations, please visit our website.
Roving lifeguard patrols will continue along our beach. If you do not see a lifeguard present and have an emergency, dial 911.
Swimming in the ocean is not the same as swimming in a pool or lake. Wind, waves, the change of the tide, the slope of the beach, and other factors can cause strong currents to be present in the water even on the calmest days. Ocean conditions can change from day to day and hour to hour.
Some clues that a rip current may be present:
• A channel of churning, choppy water
• A difference in water color
• A line of foam, seaweed, or debris moving seaward
• A break in the incoming wave pattern