As residents of the Sunshine State, our beach days don’t end when students go back to school, nor do the challenges that beachgoers can face.
A cooling breeze and gentle waves greet visitors on a rare green-flag day in St. Lucie County. But it’s not always that way. St. Lucie County lifeguard Grayson Money says just a week before, rip currents posed quite a danger.
"You get strong winds, especially out of the Southeast," he says. "That’s really good for producing rip currents and that’s also our No. 1 rescue, really, is the rip current rescue.”