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High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
139 PM PDT THU OCT 19 2017

CAZ034-035-201000-
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0018.171020T1300Z-171022T1900Z/
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
139 PM PDT THU OCT 19 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO NOON
PDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
HIGH SURF ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO NOON
PDT SUNDAY. THE BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* SURF...HIGH SURF 14 TO 20 FEET IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY FRIDAY
  MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING ALONG NORTHWEST AND
  WEST FACING BEACHES. A STRONG STORM IN THE GULF OF ALASKA HAS
  GENERATED A LARGE LONG PERIOD SWELL. THIS SWELL WILL MOVE INTO
  THE COASTAL WATERS NORTH OF POINT CONCEPTION BRINGING A SUDDEN
  INCREASE IN THE LARGE SURF. SURF WILL INCREASE FROM 10 TO 14
  FEET TO 14 TO 20 FEET BY LATE FRIDAY EVENING AND PERSIST INTO
  SATURDAY MORNING. THE SURF IS EXPECTED TO DIMINISH SOME BY
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY MORNING BUT REMAINING ABOVE 10
  FEET THROUGH THE PERIOD.

* LOCATIONS...NORTHWEST AND WEST FACING BEACHES ACROSS THE
  CENTRAL COAST.

* IMPACTS...LARGE POWERFUL AND DAMAGING WAVES AND STRONG CURRENTS
  WILL CREATE A RISK OF OCEAN DROWNING. SNEAKER WAVES CAN SUDDENLY
  OVERRUN PREVIOUSLY DRY BEACHES AND JETTIES.

* TIDES...HIGH TIDES WILL BE MODERATELY HIGH AROUND 5.7 FT AT
  9:45 AM PDT FRIDAY AND ABOUT THE SAME TIDE HEIGHT ON SATURDAY
  AROUND 10:10 AM PDT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION AND
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT
IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND FLOAT. DON`T SWIM AGAINST THE
CURRENT. IF ABLE, SWIM IN A DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF
UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.

&&

$$



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