Published: Nov 10, 2011 6:15 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Emergency management officials say beachgoers and boaters should watch out for high waves and riptides up and down the Atlantic coastline over the Veteran's Day weekend.
State meteorologist Amy Godsey says winds and ocean swells from Tropical Storm Sean may combine to produce dangerous surf conditions through Saturday.
She says a high surf advisory is in effect from Nassau County to Martin County. A small craft advisory has been issued for much of the state's Atlantic coastline.
Beachgoers should always check the warning flags before entering the water and no one should enter the water when red flags are flying. Rip currents are narrow, powerful currents that run perpendicular to the beach.

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