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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
514 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

...AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT WEST AND NORTHWEST
FACING BEACHES THROUGH THE WEEKEND...

.Strong storms in the Gulf of Alaska have created a series of
long period northwest swells that will move through the Southwest
California Coastal Waters this week. The large swells will bring
an extended period of high surf to area beaches through the
weekend.

CAZ034-035-162300-
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-180118T1400Z/
San Luis Obispo County Central Coast-
Santa Barbara County Central Coast-
514 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST THURSDAY...

* SURF AND TIMING...High surf will build to 12 to 16 feet at
  beaches along the Central Coast today, with local sets to 18 to
  20 feet. High surf will continue through Wednesday, then surf
  will subside slowly Wednesday night.

* OUTLOOK...Another large, long period swell will likely move into
  the waters Thursday afternoon. Even larger surf is possible
  late Thursday through Friday, with the potential for damaging
  surf of 15 to 20 feet with sets to 25 feet or higher. High surf
  will slowly decrease by Sunday.

* 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 Morro Bay 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
dangerous swimming conditions. 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.

&&

$$

CAZ040-041-087-162300-
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-180118T1400Z/
Ventura County Coast-
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands-
514 AM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST THURSDAY...

* SURF AND TIMING...High surf will build to 7 to 10 feet today,
  then continue into Wednesday night before slowly subsiding.
  Local sets to 12 feet are possible today and tonight, especially
  at exposed locations such as Ventura Pier.

* OUTLOOK...Surf will decrease some very late Wednesday night into
  Thursday morning. Another large, long period swell will like
  move into the waters Thursday night. Even larger surf is
  expected Friday, possibly averaging 8 to 12 feet. Local sets to
  15 feet are possible near Ventura Harbor. High surf will likely
  continue into the weekend, with surf slowly decreasing late in
  the weekend.

* 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
dangerous swimming conditions. 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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