Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
701 PM PDT WED JUL 26 2017

CAZ040-041-087-272100-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0016.170728T1700Z-170802T0300Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
701 PM PDT WED JUL 26 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

* SURF AND HAZARDS...LONG-PERIOD SOUTHERLY SWELL WILL BRING
  BUILDING SWELL TO SOUTH-FACING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BEACHES
  FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY...LIKELY PEAKING LATE SUNDAY THROUGH
  MONDAY. ALTHOUGH THE EXACT DETAILS OF THE SURF EVENT ARE
  SOMEWHAT UNCERTAIN, THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR HIGH SURF UP TO 7
  FEET STARTING AS EARLY AS SATURDAY NIGHT...AND CONTINUING
  THROUGH MONDAY FOR SOUTH- FACING BEACHES OF LOS ANGELES AND
  VENTURA COUNTIES. IN ADDITION, STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND
  LONGSHORE CURRENTS WILL BE LIKELY DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.

* IMPACTS...THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK FOR OCEAN 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.

&&

$$

SMITH


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