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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
311 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

...HIGH SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS SOUTH
FACING BEACHES OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TROPICAL STORM LOWELL WAS 850 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF LOS
ANGELES THIS MORNING. THE SWELL RESULTING FROM THIS TROPICAL
STORM WILL CONTINUE TO BRING LARGE SURF TO SOUTH FACING BEACHES OF
LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH SUNDAY. IN ADDITION...
STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL AFFECT AREA BEACHES THROUGH THE WEEKEND
WITH SNEAKER WAVES LIKELY ON ROCKS AND JETTIES.

AN EVEN STRONGER SOUTHERLY SWELL AND SURF EVENT IS BECOMING LIKELY
BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK AS HURRICANE MARIE CONTINUES TO
INTENSIFY AND MOVE NORTHWARD IN A SIMILAR PATH TO LOWELL.

CAZ040-041-087-231815-
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0014.000000T0000Z-140825T0000Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA ISLAND-
311 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT SUNDAY...

* SURF...5 TO 7 FEET WITH MAXIMUM BREAKERS UP TO 9 FEET ON SOUTH
  FACING BEACHES THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. LOCAL SETS OF
  10 FEET OR GREATER WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES NEAR PORT HUENEME IN
  VENTURA COUNTY. SURF WILL DIMINISH SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.

* LOCATION...SOUTH FACING BEACHES WILL BE MOST AFFECTED
  INCLUDING ZUMA...MALIBU...AND CABRILLO BEACHES IN LOS ANGELES
  COUNTY...AS WELL AS POINT MUGU AND PORT HUENEME IN VENTURA
  COUNTY. THERE WILL ALSO BE LONG SHORE CURRENTS THAT COULD
  AFFECT WEST FACING BEACHES.

* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE CURRENTS WILL
  CREATE DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY FOR
  INEXPERIENCED SWIMMERS. SNEAKER WAVES CAN BRING UNEXPECTEDLY
  LARGE WAVES ACROSS ROCKS AND JETTIES NEAR THE WATERS EDGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

REMEMBER...IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE
UNTIL YOU ARE FREE OF THE POWERFUL CURRENT. ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

&&

$$

KJ/CK

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