Tropical depression Bonnie has little impact on South Walton beaches

July 24, 2010

Red flag warning at Blue Mountain Beach. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Storm causes small surf action, rip currents

Tropical depression Bonnie had little impact on South Walton Beaches July 24. The storm action did, however created rip currents and 2-4 foot seas along South Walton’s beaches.

With wind speeds less than 30 m.p.h. and dissipating, there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect at this time.

South Walton Fire District lifeguards warn of the hazards of rip current:
Rip currents have the potential to form very quickly at any location across the Beaches of South Walton. Please check with a lifeguard, they are more than happy to point out where the channels (potential for rip currents) are for you to avoid. Waves breaking evenly over a sandbar are most often the safest place to swim. Deep channels between the sand bars are where the water brought in from the wave action funnels back out. If you are unsure if rip currents are present, stay on the shore. Always check the beach safety flags, for current Santa Rosa Beach weather conditions and our live beach cam please visit