673  
FZUS52 KTAE 280932  
SRFTAE  
 
SURF ZONE FORECAST  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL  
532 AM EDT TUE MAY 28 2024  
   
THE SURF ZONE FORECAST GENERAL OUTLOOK
 
 
A MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS FORECAST TODAY.  
 
FLZ108-282045-  
SOUTH WALTON-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF SANDESTIN, SANTA ROSA BEACH,  
AND TURQUOISE BEACH  
432 AM CDT TUE MAY 28 2024  
   
TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........84 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................PARTLY SUNNY UNTIL 8 AM, THEN SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 80S.  
WINDS.......................WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
PANAMA CITY..............HIGH AT 01:24 PM EDT.  
SUNRISE.....................6:44 AM.  
SUNSET......................8:40 PM.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
WEATHER.....................SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 80S.  
WINDS.......................NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH, BECOMING  
SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TIDES...  
PANAMA CITY..............HIGH AT 02:09 PM EDT.  
SUNRISE.....................6:44 AM.  
SUNSET......................8:41 PM.  
   
THURSDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT AROUND 1 FOOT.  
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID  
80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK CATEGORY  
* LOW RISK - THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS LOW, HOWEVER,  
LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS OFTEN OCCUR IN THE VICINITY OF GROINS,  
JETTIES, REEFS, AND PIERS.  
* MODERATE RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE  
SURF ZONE.  
* HIGH RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF  
ZONE.  
 
** FOR LIGHTNING, WATERSPOUT, AND UV DEFINITIONS SEE:  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BEACH/TAE  
 

 
 
FLZ112-282045-  
COASTAL BAY-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF PANAMA CITY BEACH AND MAGNOLIA BEACH  
432 AM CDT TUE MAY 28 2024  
   
TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........84 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................PARTLY SUNNY UNTIL 8 AM, THEN SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MAX HEAT INDEX..............UP TO 103.  
WINDS.......................WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
PANAMA CITY..............HIGH AT 01:24 PM EDT.  
SUNRISE.....................6:43 AM.  
SUNSET......................8:37 PM.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
WEATHER.....................SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 80S.  
WINDS.......................NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH, BECOMING  
SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TIDES...  
PANAMA CITY..............HIGH AT 02:09 PM EDT.  
SUNRISE.....................6:42 AM.  
SUNSET......................8:38 PM.  
   
THURSDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT AROUND 1 FOOT.  
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID  
80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK CATEGORY  
* LOW RISK - THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS LOW, HOWEVER,  
LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS OFTEN OCCUR IN THE VICINITY OF GROINS,  
JETTIES, REEFS, AND PIERS.  
* MODERATE RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE  
SURF ZONE.  
* HIGH RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF  
ZONE.  
 
** FOR LIGHTNING, WATERSPOUT, AND UV DEFINITIONS SEE:  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BEACH/TAE  
 

 
 
FLZ114-282045-  
COASTAL GULF-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF SAINT JOE BEACH  
532 AM EDT TUE MAY 28 2024 /432 AM CDT TUE MAY 28 2024/  
   
TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK...  
W FACING BEACHES.........MODERATE.  
S FACING BEACHES.........MODERATE.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT...  
W FACING BEACHES.........AROUND 2 FEET.  
S FACING BEACHES.........AROUND 1 FOOT.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......AROUND 2 FEET.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........82 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................PARTLY SUNNY UNTIL 8 AM, THEN SUNNY. A  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MAX HEAT INDEX..............UP TO 102.  
WINDS.......................WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
APALACHICOLA.............HIGH AT 10:53 AM EDT.  
LOW AT 02:00 PM EDT.  
SUNRISE.....................6:42 AM.  
SUNSET......................8:35 PM.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK...  
W FACING BEACHES.........MODERATE.  
S FACING BEACHES.........HIGH.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT...  
W FACING BEACHES.........AROUND 1 FOOT.  
S FACING BEACHES.........AROUND 2 FEET.  
STATE PARK BEACHES.......AROUND 1 FOOT.  
WEATHER.....................SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE UPPER 80S.  
WINDS.......................NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH, BECOMING  
SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TIDES...  
APALACHICOLA.............HIGH AT 11:16 AM EDT.  
LOW AT 03:19 PM EDT.  
SUNRISE.....................6:42 AM.  
SUNSET......................8:35 PM.  
   
THURSDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT AROUND 1 FOOT.  
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS  
AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND  
15 MPH.  
 

 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK CATEGORY  
* LOW RISK - THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS LOW, HOWEVER,  
LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS OFTEN OCCUR IN THE VICINITY OF GROINS,  
JETTIES, REEFS, AND PIERS.  
* MODERATE RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE  
SURF ZONE.  
* HIGH RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF  
ZONE.  
 
** FOR LIGHTNING, WATERSPOUT, AND UV DEFINITIONS SEE:  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BEACH/TAE  
 

 
 
FLZ115-282045-  
COASTAL FRANKLIN-  
INCLUDING THE BEACHES OF APALACHICOLA  
532 AM EDT TUE MAY 28 2024  
   
TODAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............MODERATE.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
WATER TEMPERATURE...........80 DEGREES.  
WEATHER.....................PARTLY SUNNY UNTIL 8 AM, THEN SUNNY. A  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE MID 80S.  
WINDS.......................WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
TIDES...  
APALACHICOLA.............HIGH AT 10:53 AM EDT.  
LOW AT 02:00 PM EDT.  
SUNRISE.....................6:40 AM.  
SUNSET......................8:33 PM.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK............HIGH.  
SURF HEIGHT.................AROUND 2 FEET.  
WEATHER.....................SUNNY.  
HIGH TEMPERATURE............IN THE MID 80S.  
WINDS.......................NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH, BECOMING  
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TIDES...  
APALACHICOLA.............HIGH AT 11:16 AM EDT.  
LOW AT 03:19 PM EDT.  
SUNRISE.....................6:40 AM.  
SUNSET......................8:34 PM.  
   
THURSDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. SURF HEIGHT AROUND 1 FOOT.  
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MODERATE RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK*. MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
RIP CURRENT RISK CATEGORY  
* LOW RISK - THE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS IS LOW, HOWEVER,  
LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS OFTEN OCCUR IN THE VICINITY OF GROINS,  
JETTIES, REEFS, AND PIERS.  
* MODERATE RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE  
SURF ZONE.  
* HIGH RISK - LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY IN THE SURF  
ZONE.  
 
** FOR LIGHTNING, WATERSPOUT, AND UV DEFINITIONS SEE:  
HTTPS://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BEACH/TAE  
 

 
 
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