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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
330 AM PDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED ALONG
SOUTH FACING BEACHES SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY
EVENING...

.AN INCREASING SOUTHERLY SWELL WITH A LONG PERIOD BETWEEN 16 AND
18 SECONDS WILL BRING A HIGH RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS TO THE COASTAL
WATERS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES BY SUNDAY MORNING AND
CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY MONDAY EVENING. LONGSHORE CURRENTS WILL
ALSO AFFECT PORTIONS OF COASTAL AREAS AS WELL.

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VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
330 AM PDT SAT MAY 23 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE
CURRENTS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING.

* WAVES AND SURF...SURF BUILDING 3 TO 5 FT WITH LOCAL SETS TO 6
  FEET ACROSS FAVORED SOUTH FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...SWELL AND SURF INCREASING EARLY SUNDAY MORNING...THE
  PEAKING MONDAY MORNING. SURF AND THE LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL
  START TO SUBSIDE EARLY MONDAY EVENING.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS DUE TO THE
  LONG PERIOD SWELL CAUSING STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND FAST MOVING
  LONGSHORE CURRENTS. PEOPLE IN THE SURF ZONE MAY BE SWEPT OFF
  THEIR FEET AND INJURED OR PULLED OUT TO SEA. IF YOU DO GO INTO
  THE WATERS...SWIM AT GUARDED BEACHES AND HEED THE ADVICE OF THE
  BEACH PATROL. IF CAUGHT IN THE SEAWARD PULL OF A RIP CURRENT DO
  NOT ATTEMPT TO MOVE DIRECTLY TOWARD SHORE. INSTEAD...MOVE
  SIDEWAYS ACROSS THE RIP CURRENT UNTIL THE PULL EASES.


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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