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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
524 AM PDT WED MAR 29 2017

...LARGE LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE COASTLINE
FROM NORTHERN SONOMA COUNTY TO SOUTHERN MONTEREY COUNTY ON
WEDNESDAY...

.THE BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT CONTINUES THROUGH 8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY
EVENING. THE THREAT OF BEACH HAZARDS IS PRIMARILY ALONG WEST TO
NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES. HAZARDS INCLUDE AN INCREASED RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES...AND LARGE SHORE BREAKS.

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-300300-
/O.CON.KMTR.BH.S.0003.000000T0000Z-170330T0300Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
524 AM PDT WED MAR 29 2017

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

* HAZARDS...LARGE SHORE BREAKS...RIP CURRENTS...AND SNEAKER
  WAVES.

* TIMING...THROUGH 8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY.

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

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...LARGE SHORE BREAKS COULD INJURE
  BEACHGOERS. SNEAKER WAVES COULD KNOCK UNSUSPECTING PEOPLE INTO
  THE COLD... TURBULENT OCEAN. RIP CURRENTS COULD PULL PEOPLE
  OUT TO SEA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT MEANS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS
EXIST SPECIFICALLY WEST TO NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES. THESE
HAZARDS INCLUDE LARGE SHORE BREAK...STRONG RIP CURRENTS...AND
SNEAKER WAVES... ALL OF WHICH COULD BE LIFE THREATENING. BE SURE
TO ALWAYS KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE OCEAN.

&&

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