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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
347 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

FLZ047-054-059-064-141-147-250100-
/O.NEW.KMLB.BH.S.0004.150524T1000Z-150525T0100Z/
SOUTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-INDIAN RIVER-ST. LUCIE-MARTIN-
COASTAL VOLUSIA COUNTY-NORTHERN BREVARD COUNTY-
347 AM EDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT EARLY THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MELBOURNE HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR ROUGH SURF WHICH IS IN EFFECT EARLY THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* HAZARDS...INCREASING ROUGH SURF IS EXPECTED. ALSO THERE WILL BE
  A MODERATE RISK FOR RIP CURRENTS THIS MORNING AND AGAIN LATE
  THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* TIMING...THIS MORNING THROUGH THE EVENING.

* LOCATION...ALL EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA BEACHES.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...ROUGH SURF WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS SWIMMING
  CONDITIONS AT EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA BEACHES. THERE WILL BE A RISK
  OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS NEAR JETTIES AND PIERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS ROUGH
SURF...RIP CURRENTS AND OTHER HAZARDS CREATE LIFE-THREATENING
CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN IN OR
NEAR THE WATER.

THE BEST SAFETY ADVICE IS TO ONLY ENTER THE SURF NEAR A LIFEGUARD.
ROUGH SURF CAN OFTEN BE MUCH MORE DANGEROUS THAN IT APPEARS
WHILE STANDING ON THE BEACH. HEAVY BREAKING WAVES CAN KNOCK YOU
OFF A SANDBAR INTO DEEPER WATER.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A CURRENT...NEVER ATTEMPT TO SWIM
DIRECTLY AGAINST IT...AS YOU WILL TIRE QUICKLY. INSTEAD...TREAD
WATER AND SWIM AT AN ANGLE AWAY FROM THE CURRENT. THEN ONCE OUT OF
THE CURRENT...SWIM DIRECTLY BACK TOWARD THE BEACH.

&&

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