Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
500 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS FOR SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA
BEACHES NOW THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

.A COMBINATION OF MEDIUM PERIOD WEST TO NORTHWEST SWELL AND LONG
PERIOD SOUTH SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO BRING ELEVATED SURF TO AREA
BEACHES THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...ALONG WITH STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
NORTH OF POINT CONCEPTION...ELEVATED SURF WILL AFFECT SOUTHWEST
AND WEST TO NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES. SOUTH OF POINT
CONCEPTION...THE LARGER SURF WILL BE ON SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING
BEACHES. THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL REPORTS OF TRECHEROUS RIP
CURRENT CONDITIONS OCCURRING TODAY INCLUDING ZUMA AND PORT HUENEME
BEACHES.

CAZ040-041-087-021500-
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VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
500 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

* HAZARDS...SURF FROM 4 TO 6 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS TO 7 FEET TODAY
  THEN SUBSIDING EARLY MONDAY MORNING. THERE WILL ALSO BE STRONG
  RIP CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS.

* IMPACTS...THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF OCEAN DROWNING. RIP
  CURRENTS CAN PULL SWIMMERS AND SURFERS OUT TO SEA. SNEAKER
  WAVES CAN SUDDENLY WASH PEOPLE OFF OF BEACHES AND ROCK
  JETTIES.

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.

&&

$$

CAZ034-035-021500-
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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
500 PM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

* HAZARDS...ELEVATED SURF 6 TO 9 FEET ON WEST TO NORTHWEST FACING
  BEACHES AND 5 TO 7 FEET ON SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES
  THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING. STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED
  ON MOST BEACHES.

* IMPACTS...THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF OCEAN DROWNING. RIP
  CURRENTS CAN PULL SWIMMERS AND SURFERS OUT TO SEA. SNEAKER
  WAVES CAN SUDDENLY WASH PEOPLE OFF OF BEACHES AND ROCK
  JETTIES.

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.

&&

$$

KAPLAN/SMITH



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