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*António Martins-Tuválkin*, 21 November 2007
The yellow flag with black disk means "No Surfing"

*Ned Smith*, 2 November 2007
On 8 June 2005 the governor of Florida amended a 2002 state law to mandate adherence to the state's beach warning flag program on all public beaches where a warning program is utilized. According to the Department of Environmental Protection press release at www.dep.state.fl.us/secretary/news/2005/06/0608_04.htm
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*António Martins-Tuválkin*, 21 November 2007
According to www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com/article.asp?aid=202&iid=37&sud=27 an online version of a beach magazine from somewhere in the Carolinas the checkered flag marks a transition point, in this case from Surfing to No Surfing. Scroll down to the article Peaceful Waters: "Surf zones on Wrightsville Beach have finally come to a peaceful resolution with both surfers and swimmers. The new regulations create no-surfing zones within 200 yards of each of the 13 lifeguard stands on the beach strand, with swimming allowed on all areas of the beach.Buoys and a flag system used by the International Lifesaving Association will mark the zones. Checkered flags indicate a change in the use of the area and will be placed at the end of no-surfing zones. Yellow flags with a black ball will mean a no-surfing zone."
*Ned Smith*, 2 November 2007
**3 x 4 checkers version**
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*António Martins-Tuválkin*, 21 November 2007
This 3 x 4 checkers version is as depicted on a pole sign

*António Martins-Tuválkin*, 21 November 2007