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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Vehicular traffic was a problem along the driving zones at the World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona on this Sunday as in too many cars, beach safety officials said.

"We were at capacity in most core areas of the beach, had to close International Speedway beach ramp intermittently throughout the day due to capacity," Senior Capt. Tamra Marris of Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue told Headline Surfer in an email alert. "Our major issues today were parking/double parking."

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PONCE INLET, Fla. -- Enjoy some close encounters with endangered sea turtles and other marine life during the 15th annual Turtle Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Marine Science Center, 100 Lighthouse Drive.
 

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County Beach Safety flew the yellow flag today on the World's Most Famous Beach® and along the Volusia County coastline.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County Beach Safety flew the red flag on Monday, the Dr. Martin Lurther King, Jr. holiday, red signalling rough surf.

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Chilly day on New Smyrna Beach on Monday / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer / There wasn't much people- or vehicle-traffic action Monday afternoon on the hard sands of Daytona Beach, shown above or on New Smyrna Beach, shown here at left.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer®

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New Smyrna Beach / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Above, a view of Daytona Beach from the Daytona Beach cam, near the Dunlawton Avenue Beach Ramp Approach in Daytona Beach Shores at 4: 11 p.m. Monday. At left, the Flagler Avenue Beach Ramp Approach at 4:12 p.m. in New Smyrna Beach.
 
By Henry Frederick
Headline Surfer
 

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Kem McNair's picture taking skills are only exceeded by his surfing abilities here in the seaside community known for its charm, ecclectic botiques and bars on Flagler Avenue.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- One of Volusia County's two beach cams for online viewers is working.

The "Daytona Beach" beach cam at the Dunlawton approach in Daytona Beach Shores shows shows a blackened blackened screen with a brief message that reads: "We are havoing problems with playback. We apologize for the inconvenience."

The cam has been inoperable since last weekend. The audio is fine, but the video feed is off. The other county beach cam on the Flagler Avenue Beach ramp is working fine. 

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- While things have been calm so far this week along the World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona and further south in Daytona Beach Shores, Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna, the flying of the red flag Sunday was apropos, considering a rare instance of  three shark bite victims on the same day near the South Jetty on the New Smyrna Beach side.

Plus there was the rescue of a man in a boat that was overwhelmed by choppy waters and a teen swimmer injured when he was caught by surprise by a strong wave that slammed him head first into the bottom.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- An anonymous sand sculpturer re-created the Manhattan skyline, complete with the Twin Towers, on the Word's Most Famous Beach in Daytona in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It is here where the hard wet sands, nurtured by the incoming surf, make it possible for beach driving to continue along certain stretches of the Atlantic coastline.

 

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