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Safety Signs, Multimedia, Handouts

NWS encourages state and local governments, municipalities, beachfront organizations, chambers of commerce, and all others to download and print any the materials above. You are welcome to include your organization's logo or name. This life-saving message was vetted by a team of meteorologists, coastal scientists, and lifeguards and may NOT be altered.

Beach Rip Current Signs


  • Signs in languages other than English: NWS does not translate signs but encourages other countries to use our artwork and adapt it for best use on your beaches. Signs are posted here as a service. We do not take responsibility for the translations. If you modify the pictures, please do not use the NOAA logo. if you have translated a sign and posted it, please send a digital version to the "questions, comments" link at the bottom of the page so we can share it with other possible users.

    Signs on beaches from outside U.S.


Stickers, Factsheets, Talking Points, Brochure. Bookmarks, Proclamation