Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
724 PM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

...DAMAGING WARNING LEVEL SURF WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE
CENTRAL COAST through Saturday Evening...

...HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES SOUTH
OF POINT CONCEPTION THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

.Damaging surf of 15 to 20 feet along west to northwest facing
beaches of the Central Coast will subside slowly tonight through
Saturday. The large breaking waves could produce some minor
coastal flooding, mainly of parking lots, especially near the
times of high tides through Saturday.

On west facing beaches south of Point Conception, high surf of
6 to 10 feet will slowly subside tonight and Saturday. Locally
higher sets will be possible on exposed west facing locations
such as Ventura Harbor.

CAZ034-035-201630-
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San Luis Obispo County Central Coast-
Santa Barbara County Central Coast-
724 PM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

...HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST SATURDAY...

* SURF AND TIMING...Surf of 12 to 18 feet with local sets to 20
  feet will continue through Saturday, and then subside to 7 to 10
  feet by Sunday. The highest surf will be on west to northwest
  facing beaches.

* Impacts...Very large, dangerous and damaging waves with strong
  currents will create an increased risk of drownings. Sneaker
  waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
  jetties. There will be also a high risk of life-threatening
  rip currents. There is an increased threat of beach erosion
  and local flooding of low lying areas such as beach parking
  lots. Dangerous breaking waves are expected in and around
  Morro Bay Harbor.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Surf Warning indicates that dangerous, battering waves
will pound the shoreline. This will result in life-threatening
conditions.

&&

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CAZ040-041-087-201630-
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Ventura County Coast-
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands-
724 PM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST SATURDAY...

* SURF AND TIMING...Surf is expected to average 6 to 10 feet
  tonight and Saturday. Higher sets are possible at exposed
  locations such as Ventura Harbor. The surf will subside to 3 to
  6 feet by late Saturday evening.

* IMPACTS...Large, powerful, and dangerous waves with strong
  currents will create an increased risk in drownings. Sneaker
  waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
  jetties. There will be also a high risk of life-threatening
  rip currents. Damaging breaking waves are possible near the
  entrance of the Ventura Harbor. Local flooding of low lying
  beach parking lots will be possible with the high surf.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and very
dangerous rip currents. Going into the ocean is highly
discouraged, even for experienced swimmers and surfers. If caught
in a rip current, don`t swim against the current. Swim in a
direction following the shoreline until you are able to break
free of it.

&&

$$

CAZ039-201630-
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Santa Barbara County South Coast-
724 PM PST Fri Jan 19 2018

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...Surf of 3 to 5 feet is expected on west facing
  beaches through Saturday evening. Local sets to 6 feet are
  possible near Rincon Point.

* IMPACTS...There is an increased risk for drowning. Rip
  currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
  breaking waves can wash people off beaches and rocks...and
  capsize small boats near shore.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents...longshore currents...sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. Swim near a
lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don`t
swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following
the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or
wave for help.

&&

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