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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
212 PM PDT TUE MAY 31 2016

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-011100-
/O.CON.KMTR.BH.S.0011.000000T0000Z-160603T0400Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
212 PM PDT TUE MAY 31 2016

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

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SHORE BREAK.

* TIMING...THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* LOCATION...COASTLINE FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH THROUGH MONTEREY
  COUNTY. IN PARTICULAR SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES...INCLUDING BUT
  NOT LIMITED TO...STINSON BEACH...SANTA CRUZ BOARDWALK BEACH
  AND TWIN LAKES BEACH.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS CAN PULL EVEN THE
  STRONGEST SWIMMERS AWAY FROM SHORE. LARGE SHORE BREAK CAN
  RESULT IN SERIOUS NECK AND BACK INJURIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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