Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS San Diego, CA

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
1254 PM PDT THU SEP 3 2015

...SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SWELL TO BRING ELEVATED SURF AND RIP
CURRENT CONDITIONS AT AREA BEACHES DURING THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY
WEEKEND...

.A LONG-PERIOD SOUTH SWELL...ORIGINATING FROM A STORM OFF THE
COAST OF NEW ZEALAND LATE LAST MONTH...WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS BEGINNING SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
THIS WILL BRING A PERIOD OF ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENT
CONDITIONS BEGINNING OVER THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND...AND CONTINUING
THROUGH TUESDAY.

CAZ043-552-040500-
/O.NEW.KSGX.BH.S.0015.150905T1800Z-150909T0300Z/
SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
1254 PM PDT THU SEP 3 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR ELEVATED SURF AND RIP CURRENTS...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* WAVES AND SURF...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  SETS AT TIMES ON SOUTH FACING BEACHES

* TIMING...SURF BUILDING DURING THE DAY SATURDAY...PEAKING ON
  SUNDAY...AND REMAINING ELEVATED THROUGH TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS WILL
  CREATE HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR RIP CURRENTS MEANS THAT CONDITIONS
ARE PRESENT TO SUPPORT A HEIGHTENED RISK OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
RIP CURRENTS ARE TYPICALLY MORE FREQUENT AND STRONGER IN THE
VICINITY OF JETTIES...INLETS...AND PIERS. SWIMMERS CAUGHT IN A RIP
CURRENT SHOULD SWIM PARALLEL TO THE COAST TO ESCAPE THE RIP
CURRENT BEFORE TRYING TO SWIM FOR SHORE. SWIMMERS SHOULD ALWAYS
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

&&

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