Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
Issued by NWS Los Angeles, CA

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1022 PM PDT WED AUG 27 2014

...DAMAGING HIGH SURF...VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS...AND MINOR
COASTAL FLOODING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.LARGE SWELLS FROM TROPICAL STORM MARIE WILL CONTINUE TO GENERATE
HIGH SURF ALONG SOUTH FACING BEACHES THROUGH FRIDAY. SURF WILL
SLOWLY DIMINISH THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. THE LARGEST SURF WILL OCCUR
ACROSS SOUTH FACING BEACHES OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES...WITH SETS
BETWEEN 10 AND 15 FEET AND EVEN ISOLATED SETS TO 20 FEET LATE THIS
EVENING. SURF THIS LARGE WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION. LOW LYING AREAS
MAY ALSO EXPERIENCE SOME MINOR COASTAL FLOODING NEAR TIMES OF HIGH
TIDE. IN ADDITION...VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE
CURRENTS WILL LIKELY CREATE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE
THREATENING CONDITIONS FOR ANYONE.

ALTHOUGH VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES WILL EXPERIENCE THE
WORST CONDITIONS...THE SOUTHEAST DIRECTION OF THE SWELL ENERGY
WILL ALSO BRING HIGH SURF CONDITIONS AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS
TO THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY. NORTH OF POINT
CONCEPTION...THE SURF WILL NOT BE AS LARGE...BUT ELEVATED SURF
AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY ACROSS THESE AREAS ALSO.

CAZ039-281330-
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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-
1022 PM PDT WED AUG 27 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT THURSDAY...

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE LATE TONIGHT AND
  THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. SURF OF 6 TO 10 FEET IS LIKELY ACROSS
  THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF THE COAST.

* LOCATIONS...BEACHES FROM SANTA BARBARA TO RINCON POINT.

* IMPACTS...THE POWERFUL SURF WITH VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND
  LONG SHORE CURRENTS WILL CREATE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SWIMMING
  AND SURFING CONDITIONS...POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING. SNEAKER
  WAVES CAN BRING UNEXPECTEDLY LARGE WAVES ACROSS ROCKS AND
  JETTIES NEAR THE WATERS EDGE...AND SUDDENLY INUNDATE BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN THE WATER...STAY ON THE SHORE. STAY
OFF ROCKS AND JETTIES AND AWAY FROM THE WATERS EDGE TO AVOID
BEING SWEPT AWAY BY SNEAKER WAVES. NEVER TURN YOUR BACK TO THE
OCEAN.

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

&&

$$

CAZ040-041-087-281330-
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VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA ISLAND-
1022 PM PDT WED AUG 27 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT FRIDAY...

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF OF 6 TO 10 FEET...WITH MAXIMUM SETS
  BETWEEN 10 TO 15 FEET AND ISOLATED SETS TO 20 FEET WILL OCCUR
  LATE THIS EVENING...THEN GRADUALLY SUBSIDE THROUGH FRIDAY. THE
  HIGHEST SURF WILL LIKELY ON SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST FACING BEACHES
  OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE
  ACROSS LOW LYING AREAS NEAR SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST FACING BEACHES
  THROUGH FRIDAY...ESPECIALLY NEAR TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

* TIDES...THE NEXT HIGH TIDE WILL BE NEAR 5 FEET AROUND 11 PM
  PDT THIS EVENING.

* LOCATIONS...IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY...THE HIGHEST SURF WILL
  IMPACT BEACHES FROM LONG BEACH THROUGH THE PALOS VERDES
  PENINSULA...INCLUDING CABRILLO BEACH AND POINT FERMIN...AS
  WELL AS MALIBU AND ZUMA BEACHES. IN VENTURA COUNTY...BEACHES
  AT OR NEAR PORT HUENEME...POINT MUGU...COUNTY LINE...AND
  OXNARD SHORES WILL BE MOST IMPACTED BY THE HIGH SURF.

* IMPACTS...THIS POWERFUL SURF EVENT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO
  PRODUCE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO PIERS AND BEACH SIDE PROPERTY AS
  WELL AS SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION. THE POWERFUL SURF WITH VERY
  STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE CURRENTS WILL CREATE
  EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SWIMMING AND SURFING CONDITIONS...
  POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING. SNEAKER WAVES CAN BRING
  UNEXPECTEDLY LARGE WAVES ACROSS ROCKS AND JETTIES NEAR THE
  WATERS EDGE...AND SUDDENLY INUNDATE BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EMERGENCY AND MARINE INTERESTS SHOULD BEGIN TO TAKE NECESSARY
PRECAUTIONS TO PREPARE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF A DAMAGING SURF
EVENT FOR SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST FACING BEACHES.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN THE WATER...STAY ON THE SHORE. STAY
OFF ROCKS AND JETTIES AND AWAY FROM THE WATERS EDGE TO AVOID
BEING SWEPT AWAY BY SNEAKER WAVES. NEVER TURN YOUR BACK TO THE
OCEAN.

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

&&

$$

CAZ034-035-281330-
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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
1022 PM PDT WED AUG 27 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY
AFTERNOON...

* SURF AND RIP CURRENTS...SURF WILL RANGE FROM 4 TO 6 FEET AND
  STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL EXIST AT TIMES THROUGH FRIDAY.

* LOCATIONS...EXPOSED SOUTH FACING SHORES...INCLUDING JALAMA
  BEACH IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AS WELL AS PORT SAN LUIS...AVILA
  BEACH...AND CAYUCOS IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY.

* IMPACTS...THE SURF WITH VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG
  SHORE CURRENTS WILL CREATE DANGEROUS SWIMMING AND SURFING
  CONDITIONS. SNEAKER WAVES CAN BRING UNEXPECTEDLY LARGE WAVES
  ACROSS ROCKS AND JETTIES NEAR THE WATERS EDGE...AND SUDDENLY
  INUNDATE BEACHES. SOUTH SWELLS ALSO HAVE A HISTORY OF
  PRODUCING DAMAGE TO BOATS DOCKED AT PORT SAN LUIS.

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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