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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
244 AM PDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...HIGH SURF CONDITIONS FOR THE CENTRAL COAST THIS EVENING
   THROUGH SUNDAY...

...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS FOR LOS ANGELES AND
   VENTURA BEACHES SUNDAY...

.A BUILDING WESTERLY SWELL WILL MOVE INTO THE COASTAL WATERS
TONIGHT...AND REMAIN THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS WESTERLY SWELL
WILL BRING HIGH SURF CONDITIONS TO THE CENTRAL COAST TONIGHT
AND SUNDAY...AND ELEVATED SURF CONDITIONS TO THE WEST FACING
BEACHES OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES ON SUNDAY. ALONG
WITH THE HIGH SURF...DANGEROUS RIP AND LONG-SHORE CURRENTS
POTENTIAL WILL INCREASE.

CAZ040-041-252000-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0021.141026T1200Z-141027T1200Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
244 AM PDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* HAZARDS AND TIMING...SURF WILL BUILD TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
  MAXIMUM SETS TO 7 FEET ON EXPOSED WEST FACING BEACHES...ALONG
  WITH AN INCREASING RISK OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG-SHORE
  CURRENTS.

* IMPACTS...THE ELEVATED SURF WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS SWIMMING
  AND HAZARDOUS SURF CONDITIONS FOR INEXPERIENCED SURFERS...AND
  AN INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF DANGEROUS CURRENTS IN THE SURF
  ZONE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS TO BEACH AND
SURF ZONE SAFETY ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. CAUTION SHOULD BE
USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER. STAY NEAR OCCUPIED LIFEGUARD
TOWERS AND NEVER SWIM ALONE. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE SHORE.

&&

$$

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