100  
WHUS44 KHGX 081415  
CFWHGX  
 
COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX  
815 AM CST THU FEB 8 2024  
 
TXZ436>439-090300-  
/O.NEW.KHGX.RP.S.0003.240208T1415Z-240209T0300Z/  
MATAGORDA ISLANDS-BRAZORIA ISLANDS-GALVESTON ISLAND-  
BOLIVAR PENINSULA-  
815 AM CST THU FEB 8 2024  
   
..HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING
 
 
* WHAT...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.  
 
* WHERE...GULF-FACING BEACHES, INCLUDING THE MATAGORDA  
PENINSULA, BRAZORIA COUNTY BEACHES, GALVESTON ISLAND AND THE  
BOLIVAR PENINSULA.  
 
* WHEN...THROUGH THIS EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP EVEN THE BEST SWIMMERS AWAY  
FROM SHORE INTO DEEPER WATER.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD AND AWAY FROM ROCKS, JETTIES, AND PIERS. IF  
CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND FLOAT. DON'T SWIM AGAINST THE  
CURRENT. IF ABLE, SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF  
UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.  
 

 
 

 
 
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