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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
642 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...LARGE AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING SURF TO IMPACT THE CENTRAL
COAST TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...

...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING FOR THE CENTRAL COAST THIS WEEKEND NEAR
TIMES OF HIGH TIDE...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EXPOSED WEST FACING SHORES IN VENTURA
AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES EARLY SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY...

A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL WILL REACH THE NORTHERN COASTAL WATERS LATE
THIS EVENING...WITH SURF BUILDING RAPIDLY OVERNIGHT. THE SURF IS
EXPECTED TO PEAK ON SATURDAY...WHEN 15 TO 20 FOOT BREAKERS WILL BE
LIKELY ON NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES. LOCALLY HIGHER SETS IN EXCESS
OF 20 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE ON EXPOSED WEST TO NORTHWEST FACING
BEACHES. SURF THIS LARGE WILL BE CAPABLE OF CAUSING SIGNIFICANT
BEACH EROSION AND POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES SUCH AS PIERS. IN
ADDITION...THERE WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR MINOR COASTAL FLOODING
NEAR TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

THE LARGE SWELL IS EXPECTED TO BRING HIGH SURF TO WEST FACING
BEACHES SOUTH OF POINT CONCEPTION BY SATURDAY MORNING...INCLUDING
THE VENTURA COUNTY BEACHES AND THE SOUTHERN LOS ANGELES COUNTY
BEACHES FROM SANTA MONICA TO TORRANCE BEACH.

CAZ087-201200-
/O.EXB.KLOX.SU.Y.0028.141220T1200Z-141221T1200Z/
CATALINA ISLAND-
642 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAY TO 4 AM PST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAY TO
4 AM PST SUNDAY.

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF WILL BUILD TO 6 TO 8 FEET ON WEST FACING
  BEACHES EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AND PERSIST THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY
  MORNING. LOCALLY HIGHER SETS UP TO 10 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE.
  STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED. HIGHER THAN
  NORMAL HIGH TIDE AROUND 6.0 FEET AT 7:30 AM SATURDAY.

* LOCATION...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT THE
  WEST FACING SHORES OF CATALINA ISLAND...ESPECIALLY FROM BEN
  WESTON POINT TO TWO HARBORS.

* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS IN THE VICINITY OF HIGH SURF.
  MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW DURING HIGHER HIGH TIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

REMEMBER...IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE
UNTIL YOU ARE FREE OF THE POWERFUL CURRENT. ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT THE VERY LARGE SURF AND
HIGH TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS
ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

$$

CAZ040-201200-
/O.EXT.KLOX.SU.Y.0028.141220T1200Z-141222T0200Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
642 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAY TO 6 PM
PST SUNDAY...

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF WILL BUILD TO 6 TO 8 FEET WITH SETS UP TO
  10 FEET SATURDAY MORNING...AND PERSIST THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON. STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED. HIGHER
  THAN NORMAL HIGH TIDE AROUND 6.3 FEET AT 7:25 AM SATURDAY AND
  AROUND 6.5 FEET AT 8:00 AM SUNDAY.

* LOCATION...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND HIGH SURF ALONG EXPOSED
  WEST FACING SHORES ESPECIALLY FROM VENTURA TO POINT MUGU.

* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS IN THE VICINITY OF HIGH SURF.
  MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW DURING HIGHER HIGH TIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

&&

$$

CAZ041-201200-
/O.EXT.KLOX.SU.Y.0028.141220T1200Z-141221T1200Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
642 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAY TO 4 AM
PST SUNDAY...

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF WILL BUILD TO 5 TO 7 FEET ON EXPOSED WEST
  FACING BEACHES SATURDAY MORNING AND PERSIST THROUGH EARLY
  SUNDAY MORNING. STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS ON ALL BEACHES.
  HIGHER THAN NORMAL HIGH TIDE AROUND 6.5 FEET AT 7:15 AM
  SATURDAY.

* LOCATION...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND HIGH SURF ALONG EXPOSED WEST
  FACING SHORES FROM SANTA MONICA BAY SOUTHWARD TO TORRANCE BEACH.

* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS IN THE VICINITY OF HIGH SURF.
  MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW DURING HIGHER HIGH TIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

&&

$$

CAZ034-035-201200-
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0028.141220T0500Z-141222T0800Z/
/O.CON.KLOX.CF.Y.0002.141220T1100Z-141221T2300Z/
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
642 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST SUNDAY
NIGHT...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM SATURDAY TO
3 PM PST SUNDAY...

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF HEIGHTS ARE LIKELY TO EXCEED 10 FEET BY
  LATE THIS EVENING. THE PEAK OF THE EVENT WILL OCCUR ON SATURDAY
  WHEN 15 TO 20 FOOT BREAKERS ARE EXPECTED. LOCALLY HIGHER SETS
  WILL BE POSSIBLE ON EXPOSED WEST TO NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES.
  SURF SHOULD GRADUALLY SUBSIDE ON SUNDAY...BUT IS EXPECTED TO
  REMAIN ABOVE 10 FEET THROUGH AT LEAST LATE SUNDAY EVENING. THE
  HIGH SURF ADVISORY MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED INTO MONDAY.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED THIS
  WEEKEND...ESPECIALLY A FEW HOURS EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE. A
  HIGH TIDE OF 6.2 FEET WILL OCCUR AT PORT SAN LUIS AT 752 AM ON
  SATURDAY...THEN 6.4 FEET AT 831 AM ON SUNDAY.

* LOCATION...THE HIGHEST SURF WILL BE ON EXPOSED WEST TO NORTHWEST
  FACING BEACHES...HOWEVER LARGE SURF IS EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE
  CENTRAL COAST AREA. COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE MOST LIKELY ON LOW-
  LYING AREAS NEAR THE WATER DURING THE MORNING HIGH TIDES. STRONG
  RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE CURRENTS WILL AFFECT ALL CENTRAL
  COAST BEACHES.

* IMPACTS...THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT BEACH
  EROSION...DAMAGE TO SURF ZONE STRUCTURES SUCH AS PIERS...MINOR
  COASTAL FLOODING WITH INUNDATION OF LOW LYING AREAS NEAR THE
  BEACH...FREQUENT AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG-SHORE
  CURRENTS...AND SNEAKER WAVES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

REMEMBER...IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE
UNTIL YOU ARE FREE OF THE POWERFUL CURRENT. ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT THE VERY LARGE SURF AND
HIGH TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS
ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

$$

SMITH/GOMBERG








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