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(CBS4) Rip current warning flags.

March Kicks Off Rip Current Season

With the start of Spring about a week away, thousands of college students on break will join snowbirds along our beautiful beaches. While relaxing on the beach and having fun in the surf is all part of a South Florida vacation, there is a hidden danger that they may not be aware of.


Red warning flags are flying along South Florida's shoreline to warn beachgoers about the high-risk of rip currents. (CBS4)

Dangerous Rip Currents For Holiday, Weekend

Be extra cautious at the beach this Independence day and through the weekend. Dangerous rip currents are expected along all South Florida beaches due to increased easterly winds.


A 15-year-old boy drowned after a wave pulls him under the surf.  (Courtesy: Teri Hornstein)

Teen Dies After Being Pulled From Water In Hollywood Beach

Monday afternoon a 15-year old boy died after he was pulled from the surf in a Hollywood park.


A pair of kayakers unknowingly paddled over a massive school of sharks Tuesday, March 19, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Sharks Spotted Off Hillsboro Beach

Dozens and dozens of sharks were spotted just below the surface of the water off a private club in Hillsboro Beach.


Hallandale Beach Sign

Hallandale Beach’s New Lifeguards Hit The Beach

An ex-Navy diver who helped recover victims of Hurricane Katrina, a champion surfer, a champion rower and five former members of the Cuban National Water Polo team.


(CBS4) Rip current warning flags.

Hallandale Beach’s Lifeguards Start Monday

An ex-Navy diver who helped recover victims of Hurricane Katrina, a champion surfer, and five former members of the Cuban National Water Polo team. These will be just a few of the men and women on duty Monday as Hallandale Beach’s newest city paid lifeguards.


Hallandale Beach Sign

Hallandale Beach To Train New Lifeguards

After nine years of using a third-party company for lifeguard services, Hallandale Beach will now handle all lifeguard services in-house.

CBS Miami–08/01/2012

Tomas Lopez lost his job as a Hallandale Beach lifeguard after he left his assigned zone to save a drowning man.

Fired Lifeguard To Receive Key To City In Hallandale Beach

Lifeguard Tomas Lopez’s journey this week has been all over the map. He went from being hailed for helping save a life, to being fired for leaving his beach, to being offered his job back. But Monday, Lopez will once again be hailed, this time by Hallandale Beach.


(CBS4) Rip current warning flags.

High Rip Current Risk Through Wednesday

Whipping winds along the coastline will create the potential for deadly rip currents at the beach for the next day or so.


(CBS4) Rip current warning flags.

High Risk Of Rip Currents Through The Weekend

Now that the rain is gone, you may be planning on hitting the beach this weekend to soak up some sun. If you do go, don’t plan on going in the water.