Rough Surf Conditions Prompt Warning To Brevard County Beachgoers Through Weekend
By Space Coast Daily // October 1, 2015
5-8 ft waves anticipated through Saturday
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Rough surf conditions have prompted an alert from Brevard County Ocean Rescue for beachgoers to stay wary of surf conditions, including rip currents, through the weekend.
Ocean Rescue Chief Jeff Scabarozi urged beachgoers to check in with lifeguards, heed warnings and to know your limits.
There have been about a dozen rescues within the past two days related to a large increase in the surf and rip current conditions.
Due to Hurricane Joaquin, the National Weather Service has issued advisories for the east central Florida coast due to large swells causing very rough surf, beach erosion and a high risk of rip currents. Waves of 5 to 8 feet are anticipated through Saturday.
“Over the remainder of the week and into the weekend we expect extremely dangerous surf and a high level of rip currents out there,” Scabarozi said.
“A major issue we’re having is surfers coming out who haven’t surfed in a long time. They’re not out there every day, and they’re the ones getting into trouble.”