Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1238 PM PDT THU SEP 18 2014

...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS ALONG VENTURA AND LOS
ANGELES COUNTY THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.LONG PERIOD SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SWELLS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE
THROUGH THE SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS...WITH ELEVATED
SURF EXPECTED ALONG SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES THROUGH
THIS EVENING. STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE ALSO EXPECTED AT AREA
BEACHES DURING THIS TIME PERIOD. THE COMBINATION OF ELEVATED SURF
AND STRONG CURRENTS WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR
SWIMMERS AND INEXPERIENCED SURFERS.

CAZ040-041-190300-
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VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
1238 PM PDT THU SEP 18 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS AND TIMING...SURF HEIGHTS OF 3 TO 5 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS
  TO 7 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST FACING
  BEACHES. STRONG LONG SHORE CURRENTS AND RIP CURRENTS ARE ALSO
  EXPECTED ON AREA BEACHES. THE SURF WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH ON
  FRIDAY...BUT STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY TO CONTINUE THROUGH
  FRIDAY EVENING.

* LOCATIONS MOST IMPACTED...BEACHES FACING SOUTHEAST THROUGH
  SOUTHWEST SUCH AS ZUMA BEACH...MALIBU...VENICE BEACH AND
  MANHATTAN BEACH IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY...AND VENTURA POINT...
  HUENEME BEACH AND SYCAMORE COVE IN VENTURA COUNTY.

* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND STRONG LONG SHORE CURRENTS
  WILL CREATE DANGEROUS SWIMMING AND SURFING CONDITIONS. SNEAKER
  WAVES... HICH ARE UNEXPECTEDLY LARGE WAVES THAT MAY SPILL OVER
  DRY ROCKS AND JETTIES...CAN POSE AN ADDITIONAL HAZARD.

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.


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