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High Surf Warning

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
1206 PM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

...AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT WEST AND NORTHWEST
FACING BEACHES THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

...DAMAGING WARNING LEVEL SURF LIKELY FOR THE CENTRAL COAST
BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON...

.A very large and energetic northwest swell spreading into the
coastal waters is expected to arrive on the Central Coast this
afternoon. This new swell will likely bring damaging warning
level surf of 15 to 20 feet with local sets to 25 feet to west and
northwest facing beaches of the Central Coast beginning this
afternoon. The large breaking waves could produce some minor
coastal flooding, mainly of parking lots, especially near the time
of high tides through Saturday.

On west facing beaches south of Point Conception. surf will also
build later today and tonight, peaking at 8 to 12 feet tonight
and Friday. Local sets to 15 feet are possible on exposed west
facing locations such as Ventura Harbor.

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San Luis Obispo County Central Coast-
Santa Barbara County Central Coast-
1206 PM PST Thu Jan 18 2018

...HIGH SURF WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST SATURDAY...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY HAS EXPIRED...

* SURF AND TIMING...Surf is expected to build today, peaking at
  15 to 20 feet this afternoon through Friday. Local sets to 25
  feet are possible. High surf will slowly subside by Saturday
  evening.

* Impacts...Very large, dangerous and damaging waves with strong
  currents will create an increased risk of drownings. Sneaker
  waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
  jetties. There will be also a high risk of life-threatening
  rip currents. From this afternoon into Friday, there is an
  increased threat of beach erosion and local flooding of low
  lying areas such as beach parking lots. Dangerous breaking
  waves are expected in and around Morro Bay Harbor.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Surf Warning indicates that dangerous, battering waves
will pound the shoreline. This will result in life-threatening
conditions.

A High Surf Warning indicates that dangerous...battering waves
will pound the shoreline. This will result in life-threatening
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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