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

...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS ALONG VENTURA AND LOS
ANGELES COUNTY COASTLINE 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.

CAZ040-041-182000-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0019.000000T0000Z-140919T0300Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
446 AM PDT THU SEP 18 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 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...THE ELEVATED SURF...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND STRONG LONG
  SHORE CURRENTS WILL CREATE DANGEROUS SWIMMING AND SURFING
  CONDITIONS. SNEAKER WAVES... WHICH 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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KAPLAN/SMITH

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