Busy summer for Orange Beach lifeguards; public encouraged to stay informed, safe

August 6, 2018
Orange Beach Surf Rescue

With summer coming to an end, Orange Beach Surf Rescue wants to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to be safe when visiting and spending time at the beach.

Year to date (as of August 5, 2018), Orange Beach lifeguards have performed 178 water rescues in 2018, including 45 for the month of August. Lifeguards are there for the public’s protection but Surf Rescue asks all visitors to please inquire about beach safety before you and your family go out into the Gulf.

  • Beach flag information is readily available each day by calling our surf/beach condition info line at 251-981-SURF (7873).
  • Daily flag information is also posted on the Surf Rescue Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OrangeBeachSurfRescue, on the city website homepage at www.orangebeachal.gov and further information about surf rescue is available at www.orangebeachal.gov/departments/fire-department/beach-patrol.
  • If you're at the beach near a lifeguard, don't hesitate to ask he or she about the conditions. We also have Orange Beach Coastal Resources "Beach Ambassadors" in their orange shirts patrolling the beach and ready to answer questions. City staff is on the state beaches to help and want to do everything possible to keep you and your family out of harm's way.
  • The National Weather Service is also an incredibly useful and accurate source of information. Locally, they are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NWSMobile and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NWSMobile.

Don't be a statistic. Be safe and stay informed!