Yellow flag flown Sunday on World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona & Volusia County coastliine

Photo by Steve Bibeault for Headline Surfer / This tricked-out VW with the fancy tires is the perfect scene-setter for the casualness of the World's Most Famous Beach in Daytona early in the day before the crowds flocking to the hard packed sands.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Volusia County Beach Safety flew the yellow flag on Sunday with four rescues and nine swimmers helped to shore without further incident.

"The beach was packed today with large crowds enjoying the beautiful weather,"  Senior Capt. Andrew Ethridge told Headline Surfer in an email Sunday evening. "Some areas of the beach were closed for capacity at different times throughout the day. The large crowds kept beach safety personnel busy all day with various calls for service. There were no major incidents to report at this time."

"The beach was packed today with large crowds enjoying the beautiful weather,"  Senior Capt. Andrew Ethridge told Headline Surfer in an email Sunday evening. "Some areas of the beach were closed for capacity at different times throughout the day. The large crowds kept beach safety personnel busy all day with various calls for service. There were no major incidents to report at this time."

The weather was picture perfect and conditions are expected to be similar today.

Daytona Beach-area forecast:

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Windy, with a north northeast wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

 

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

 

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph in the morning. 

 

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest after midnight. 

 

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Windy, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. 

Brown pelican shown newar Intracoastal Waterway, Port Orange, Florida / Headline SurferSteve Bibeault / Headline SurferAmateur Photographer Steve Bibeault

Since he lives near the Atlantic Ocean in greater Daytona Beach, amateur photographer Steve Bibeault enjoys taking pictures of scenic wildlife, especially birds. And he gets a big thrill out of seeing his scenic images -- birds, mammals, people and cars -- showcased in Headline Surfer.

His favorite birds are the brown pelicans with their large wingspans, which they use to glide along the surf in search of fish below. 

You can order these and other images at https://www.facebook.com/Stevescellphone/ or email him: SteveBibeaultPhoto@gmail.com.

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Short Bio

Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet in Daytona Beach, Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL where he's pursuing an MA in New Media/Journalism (degree in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka Daily News, 2007-'08; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-'04; and cops & courts for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-'96.