Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Los Angeles, CA

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
159 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...LARGE AND POSSIBLY DAMAGING SURF MAY IMPACT THE CENTRAL COAST
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY...

.A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL GENERATED BY A STORM IN THE GULF OF
ALASKA WILL LIKELY REACH THE CENTRAL COAST FRIDAY NIGHT. THE SURF
IS EXPECTED TO PEAK ON SATURDAY...WHEN 15 TO 20 FOOT BREAKERS WILL
BE POSSIBLE. LOCAL SETS TO 25 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE ON FAVORED
NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES. THE LARGE SURF MAY CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY
EVENING. IF SURF THIS LARGE DEVELOPS...IT WILL BE CAPABLE OF
CAUSING SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION AND POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO
STRUCTURES SUCH AS PIERS.

CAZ034-035-181800-
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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
159 AM PST THU DEC 18 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR POSSIBLE HIGH SURF...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF HEIGHTS MAY EXCEED 10 FEET AS EARLY AS
  MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY. THE PEAK OF THE EVENT WILL LIKELY OCCUR ON
  SATURDAY WHEN 15 TO 20 FOOT BREAKERS...WITH LOCAL SETS TO 25
  FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR EXPOSED NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES. SURF
  SHOULD GRADUALLY SUBSIDE THROUGH SUNDAY...BUT MAY REMAIN ABOVE
  10 FEET THROUGH LATE SUNDAY EVENING. A HIGH SURF ADVISORY WILL
  LIKELY BE ISSUED WITH THIS EVENT AS IT GETS CLOSER AND
  CONFIDENCE IN TIMING INCREASES.

* IMPACTS...IMPACTS MAY INCLUDE SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION...DAMAGE
  TO STRUCTURES SUCH AS PIERS...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING...DANGEROUS
  RIP CURRENTS...AND SNEAKER WAVES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS TO BEACH AND
SURF ZONE SAFETY ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. CAUTION SHOULD BE
USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER. STAY NEAR OCCUPIED LIFEGUARD
TOWERS AND NEVER SWIM ALONE. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE SHORE.

&&

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