Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
305 AM PDT SAT APR 23 2016

A MODERATE SIZED ENERGETIC WESTERLY SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO PASS
THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS TODAY. WITH RELATIVELY LIGHT WINDS
PRESENT EARLY IN THE DAY THIS SWELL WILL RESULT IN GOOD SURF TODAY
WHICH WILL PROMOTE THE GENERATION OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE
SHORE BREAK AT AREA BEACHES. IF YOU PLAN ON SWIMMING IN THE OCEAN TODAY
PLEASE DO SO NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-240300-
/O.NEW.KMTR.BH.S.0009.160423T1200Z-160424T0300Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
305 AM PDT SAT APR 23 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SHORE BREAK...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SHORE BREAK.

* TIMING...THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* LOCATION...COASTLINE FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH THROUGH MONTEREY
  COUNTY. IN PARTICULAR WEST FACING BEACHES...INCLUDING BUT NOT
  LIMITED TO...OCEAN BEACH...MONTARA STATE BEACH...HALFMOON BAY
  STATE BEACH...MANRESA STATE BEACH AND MARINA STATE BEACH.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS CAN PULL EVEN THE
  STRONGEST SWIMMERS AWAY FROM SHORE. LARGE SHORE BREAK CAN RESULT
  IN SERIOUS NECK AND BACK INJURIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT MEANS THE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS
CONDITIONS MAY EXIST ON SPECIFIC BEACHES. THESE HAZARDS MAY
INCLUDE LARGE SHORE BREAK...STRONG RIP CURRENTS...STRONG LONG
SHORE CURRENTS AND POSSIBLY SNEAKER WAVES. ALL OF WHICH COULD BE
LIFE THREATENING. BE SURE TO ALWAYS KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE OCEAN.

&&

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