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Coastal Waters from Okaloosa-Walton County Line to Pensacola, FL out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Okaloosa-Walton County Line to Pensacola, FL from 20 to 60 NM Coastal Waters from Okaloosa-Walton County Line to Mexico Beach out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Okaloosa-Walton County Line to Mexico Beach from 20 to 60 NM Coastal Waters from Mexico Beach to Apalachicola out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Mexico Beach to Apalachicola from 20 to 60 NM Coastal Waters from Apalachicola to Ochlockonee River out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Apalachicola to Ochlockonee River from 20 to 60 NM Coastal Waters from Ochlockonee River to Keaton Beach out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Keaton Beach to Suwanee River out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Suwanee River to Tarpon Springs out to 20 NM Coastal Waters from Suwanee River to Tarpon Springs from 20 to 60 NM Offshore Waters for the Gulf of Mexico North of 25N and East of 87W

 

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10NM ESE Destin FL 15NM WNW Panama City Beach FL 22NM SE Destin FL 3NM SSW Panama City Beach FL  10NM S Panama City FL 18NM SSE Panama City FL 34NM S Panama City FL 17NM S Panama City Beach FL 21NM WSW Apalachicola FL 3NM SSE Buckeye Reef FL 18NM ENE Buckeye Reef FL 12NM SSW Shell Point FL 2NM SSW Shell Point FL 17NM SE Shell Point FL 20NM NW Steinhatchee FL 18NM WSW Steinhatchee FL 7NM SW Steinhatchee FL 8NM WNW Suwannee FL 19NM W Suwannee River FL 13NM SE Saint Marks FL 15NM S Buckeye Reef FL

Learn About Rip Current Safety Before Visiting The Beach!

For a graphical forecast, visit weather.gov/beach/tae or see the county based surf zone forecast below:


Detailed Surf Zone Forecast


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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
806 PM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

FLZ108-210800-
South Walton-
Including the beaches of Sandestin, Santa Rosa Beach,
and Turquoise Beach
706 PM CDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.SUNDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Water Temperature...........86 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. Showers and thunderstorms
likely.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 105.
Winds.......................Southwest winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 10:19 AM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:57 AM.
Sunset......................8:46 PM.

.MONDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. Showers and thunderstorms
likely.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 103.
Winds.......................Southwest winds around 5 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 11:15 AM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:57 AM.
Sunset......................8:45 PM.

.TUESDAY...High rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot. Mostly
sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.
South winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. Showers and
thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 80s. Southeast winds around
5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in
the upper 80s. Southeast winds around 5 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

$$

FLZ112-210800-
Coastal Bay-
Including the beaches of Panama City Beach and Magnolia Beach
706 PM CDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.SUNDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 2 feet.
Water Temperature...........86 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. Showers and thunderstorms
likely.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 106.
Winds.......................Southwest winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 10:19 AM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:55 AM.
Sunset......................8:43 PM.

.MONDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. Showers and thunderstorms
likely.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 105.
Winds.......................Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides...
Panama City..............High at 11:15 AM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:56 AM.
Sunset......................8:43 PM.

.TUESDAY...High rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot. Mostly
sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s.
South winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...High rip current risk*. Mostly sunny. Showers and
thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 80s. Southeast winds around
10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in
the upper 80s. Southeast winds around 10 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

$$

FLZ114-210800-
Coastal Gulf-
Including the beaches of Saint Joe Beach
706 PM CDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.SUNDAY...
Rip Current Risk...
W Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
S Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
State Park Beaches.......Moderate.
Surf Height...
W Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
S Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
State Park Beaches.......Around 1 foot.
Water Temperature...........87 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 106.
Winds.......................Southwest winds around 10 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 07:18 AM EDT.
Low at 10:00 AM EDT.
High at 03:15 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:54 AM.
Sunset......................8:41 PM.

.MONDAY...
Rip Current Risk...
W Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
S Facing Beaches.........Moderate.
State Park Beaches.......Moderate.
Surf Height...
W Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
S Facing Beaches.........Around 1 foot.
State Park Beaches.......Around 1 foot.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 105.
Winds.......................Light and variable winds, becoming
south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 07:38 AM EDT.
Low at 11:02 AM EDT.
High at 04:12 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:55 AM.
Sunset......................8:40 PM.

.TUESDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot.
Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the
upper 80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...High rip current risk*. Partly sunny. Showers and
thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds around
10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in
the upper 80s. Southeast winds around 10 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

$$

FLZ115-210800-
Coastal Franklin-
Including the beaches of Apalachicola
806 PM EDT Sat Jul 20 2024

.SUNDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
Water Temperature...........88 degrees.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 103.
Winds.......................Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 07:18 AM EDT.
Low at 10:00 AM EDT.
High at 03:15 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:53 AM.
Sunset......................8:39 PM.

.MONDAY...
Rip Current Risk............Moderate.
Surf Height.................Around 1 foot.
Weather.....................Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms.
High Temperature............In the upper 80s.
Max Heat Index..............Up to 101.
Winds.......................Light and variable winds, becoming
southeast around 5 mph in the
afternoon.
Tides...
Apalachicola.............High at 07:38 AM EDT.
Low at 11:02 AM EDT.
High at 04:12 PM EDT.
Sunrise.....................6:53 AM.
Sunset......................8:39 PM.

.TUESDAY...Moderate rip current risk*. Surf height around 1 foot.
Mostly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid
80s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...High rip current risk*. Partly sunny. Showers and
thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds around
10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid
80s. Southeast winds around 5 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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TIDTAE

Tide information for Sunday July 21 2024.

Saint Marks River Entrance.
High 03:44 AM ... Low 08:34 AM ... High 02:29 PM ... Low 09:48 PM.

Apalachicola.
High 07:18 AM ... Low 10:00 AM ... High 03:15 PM.

Saint Andrews Bay at Panama City.
High 10:19 AM ... Low 09:12 PM.

Note that the times of high and low tide are 3 minutes earlier at
Shell Point than at the Saint Marks River Entrance.

The average water temperature at Destin was 87.0 degrees.
The average water temperature at Apalachicola was 87.8 degrees.
Sunrise and sunset in Tallahassee.
July 21 2024: Sunrise 650 AM EDT Sunset 838 PM EDT



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