Surf Forecast
Issued by NWS Brownsville, TX

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Surf Zone Forecast
National Weather Service Brownsville TX
433 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

...For the Beaches of South Padre Island and Boca Chica...

433 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

...Moderate risk of rip currents this morning...

Rip Current Risk:      Moderate risk this morning. Life threatening rip
                       currents are possible in the surf zone this morning.
                       Remember to swim near a lifeguard and with a
                       non-inflatable flotation device, such as a life
                       jacket or boogie board.

                       Low risk this afternoon. The risk for rip currents
                       this afternoon is low; however, life threatening
                       rip currents often occur in the vicinity of the
                       South Padre Island jetty. Remember to swim near a

Lightning Risk:       None.

Ultraviolet Index:     Extreme. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and
                       sunglasses, and use sunscreen of SPF 15
                       or higher. Remain in the shade if possible.

Weather:               Partly cloudy in the morning, then clearing.

Temperatures:          Low 90s. Heat Index up to 107-110 degrees.

Wind:                  Southeast 15 to 20 mph.

Wave Heights:          2 to 4 feet am, 1 to 3 feet pm.

Surf Temperature:      80 degrees.

Bay Temperature:       84 degrees.

Tides:                 A high at 3 56 am. A low at 6 O8 pm.

Outlook:               A low risk of rip currents is expected into
                       next week. Hot and dry conditions continue
                       through the weekend, with highs ranging from
                       the upper 80s into the low 90s. Isolated
                       showers and thunderstorms are possible along
                       the sea breeze each day next week.

To learn more about rip current safety, visit the National Weather
Service rip current website at

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