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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
127 PM PDT THU JUL 27 2017

CAZ040-041-087-280830-
/O.EXT.KLOX.BH.S.0016.170729T1700Z-170802T0300Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
127 PM PDT THU JUL 27 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

* SURF AND HAZARDS...A LONG-PERIOD SOUTHERLY SWELL WILL LIKELY
  BRING BUILDING SURF ACROSS SOUTH-FACING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
  BEACHES LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. THE SURF WILL LIKELY PEAK
  BETWEEN LATE SUNDAY AND MONDAY. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR HIGH
  SURF UP TO 7 FEET STARTING AS EARLY AS SUNDAY...CONTINUING
  THROUGH MONDAY FOR THE SOUTH-FACING BEACHES OF LOS ANGELES AND
  VENTURA COUNTIES. STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS
  WILL BE LIKELY DURING THIS TIME PERIOD.

* IMPACTS...THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK FOR OCEAN DROWNING. RIP
  CURRENTS CAN PULL SWIMMERS AND SURFERS OUT TO SEA. LARGE
  BREAKING WAVES CAN WASH PEOPLE OFF BEACHES AND ROCKS...AND
  CAPSIZE SMALL BOATS NEAR SHORE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS RIP
CURRENTS...LONGSHORE CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES AND OTHER HAZARDS
CREATE LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS IN THE SURF ZONE. 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.

&&

$$

HALL



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