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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
655 AM PST SUN JAN 15 2017

...A LONG PERIOD NORTHWEST SWELL TRAIN WILL BRING HAZARDOUS BEACH
CONDITIONS THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

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SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
655 AM PST SUN JAN 15 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...LARGE SHORE BREAK... RIP CURRENTS... SNEAKER WAVES.

* TIMING... FORERUNNERS WILL ARRIVE THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
  LARGER WAVES WILL ARRIVE SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY.

* LOCATION...COASTLINE FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH THROUGH MONTEREY
  COUNTY. IN PARTICULAR WEST TO NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES...
  INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO...OCEAN BEACH...MONTARA STATE
  BEACH AND MARINA STATE BEACH.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...MODERATE RISK OF LARGE SHORE BREAK AND
  SNEAKER WAVES WITH AN INCREASED THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT FOR LARGE SHORE BREAK MEANS THAT
CONDITIONS ARE PRESENT TO SUPPORT LARGE BREAKING WAVES IN SHALLOW
WATER. THESE LARGE BREAKING WAVES CAN LEAD TO BACK AND NECK
INJURIES. SWIMMERS SHOULD AVOID SWIMMING IN AREAS OF LARGE SHORE
BREAK AND ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT FOR SNEAKER WAVES MEANS THAT CONDITIONS
ARE PRESENT TO SUPPORT A HEIGHTENED RISK OF UNSUSPECTING BEACH
GOERS BEING SWEPT INTO THE SEA BY A WAVE. PEOPLE WALKING ALONG
THE BEACH SHOULD NEVER TURN THEIR BACK TO THE SEA. FISHERMAN
SHOULD AVOID FISHING FROM ROCKS OR JETTIES.

A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT FOR RIP CURRENTS MEANS THAT CONDITIONS
ARE PRESENT TO SUPPORT A HEIGHTENED RISK OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
RIP CURRENTS ARE TYPICALLY MORE FREQUENT AND STRONGER IN THE
VICINITY OF JETTIES...INLETS...AND PIERS. SWIMMERS CAUGHT IN A
RIP CURRENT SHOULD SWIM PARALLEL TO THE COAST TO ESCAPE THE RIP
CURRENT BEFORE TRYING TO SWIM FOR SHORE.

&&

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