The Avalon Beach Patrol announced on Tuesday, August 27th that select beaches that are typically guarded through the summer will not be guarded today due to lifeguard staffing issues as guards return back to school. Beaches located at 38th, 57th, 65th, and 73rd streets will be unguarded today. Please enter the water only in the presence of a lifeguard and pay attention to all instructions provided by the Avalon Beach Patrol as rip currents are again prevalent today.
Here is the notice from the National Weather Service regarding rip currents for August 27th:
Rip Current Statement
Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 434 AM EDT Tue Aug 27 2019 DEZ004-NJZ014-024>026-280000- /O.CON.KPHI.RP.S.0006.000000T0000Z-190828T0000Z/ Delaware Beaches-Eastern Monmouth-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- 434 AM EDT Tue Aug 27 2019 ...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING... * LOCATIONS...In New Jersey, Coastal Ocean, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Eastern Monmouth and Coastal Atlantic. In Delaware, Delaware Beaches. * TIMING...Through this evening. * SURF ZONE IMPACTS...Very strong rip currents will be dangerous to anyone who enters the surf. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Stay out of the surf. If you are ever caught in a rip current, relax and float. Do not swim against the current. If possible, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.