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High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
838 AM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...LARGE SURF EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTH FACING BEACHES OF LOS ANGELES
COUNTY TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY...

.A LONG PERIOD SOUTH SWELL HAS STARTED TO MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA BIGHT THIS MORNING. THIS SWELL WILL BUILD TO 3 TO 4
FEET AND CONTINUE WITH PERIODS OF AROUND 18 TO 20 SECONDS BY THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY. THE SWELL WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE
TUESDAY. THIS LONG PERIOD SWELL WILL TRANSLATE TO SURF OF 5 TO 8
FEET WITH LOCAL SETS TO 10 FEET AT FAVORED SOUTH FACING BEACHES
INCLUDING MALIBU AND ZUMA BEACHES AS WELL AS THE SOUTH EXPOSED
AREAS OF PALOS VERDES. BESIDES THE LARGE SURF... BEACHGOERS CAN
EXPECT POWERFUL RIP CURRENTS AND LONG-SHORE CURRENTS AS WELL AS
SOME BEACH EROSION DURING HIGH TIDES. THE HIGH SURF AND STRONG
CURRENTS WILL CREATE VERY DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

CAZ041-087-032200-
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-150506T0600Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
838 AM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT TUESDAY...

* SURF...POWERFUL 5 TO 8 FEET SURF WITH LOCAL 10 FOOT SETS
  ACROSS FAVORED SOUTH FACING BEACHES INCLUDING MALIBU...ZUMA
  AND PALOS VERDES. SOUTH FACING COASTAL AREAS OF SANTA CATALINA
  ISLAND WILL ALSO BE EFFECTED. LOCAL SURF OF 4 TO 6 FEET WILL
  BE POSSIBLE BETWEEN MANHATTAN BEACH AND SANTA MONICA BEACH.

* TIMING...SURF WILL INCREASE TODAY...PEAKING LATE THIS AFTERNOON
  THROUGH MONDAY...THEN DIMINISHING SOME THROUGH TUESDAY.

* HIGH TIDES OF AROUND 5.6 FEET WILL OCCUR AROUND 930 PM THIS
  EVENING AND 10 PM MONDAY EVENING. TIDAL OVERFLOWS ARE NOT
  ANTICIPATED WITH THIS EVENT.

* IMPACTS...THE LARGE SURF AND POWERFUL RIP CURRENTS WILL
  PRODUCE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. PEOPLE
  STANDING TOO CLOSE TO THE WAVES CAN BE SWEPT OFF THEIR FEET
  AND INJURED. LARGE WAVES CAN SWEEP PEOPLE OFF OF JETTIES AND
  WAVES MAY WASH OVER SEA WALLS. BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED AT
  TIMES OF HIGH TIDE. LONGSHORE CURRENTS COMMONLY OCCUR WHEN
  WAVES APPROACH THE SHORELINE AT AN ANGLE. THEY CAN BE
  PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS NEAR A JETTY OR PIER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

REMEMBER...IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE
UNTIL YOU ARE FREE OF THE POWERFUL CURRENT. ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
600 AM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

CAZ034>041-044>046-051>054-059-087-088-547-548-041300-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-SANTA YNEZ VALLEY-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-CUYAMA VALLEY-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
VENTURA COUNTY INTERIOR VALLEYS-VENTURA COUNTY COASTAL VALLEYS-
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-VENTURA COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-
ANTELOPE VALLEY-CATALINA ISLAND-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY SAN GABRIEL VALLEY-
600 AM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA.

.DAY ONE... TODAY AND TONIGHT

LONG PERIOD SOUTHERLY SWELL WILL BRING AN INCREASED RISK OF VERY
STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS. THE LONG PERIOD SOUTH SWELLS WILL
LIKELY HAVE EXTRA SURGING TONIGHT THAT MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO ANCHORED
BOATS...INCLUDING AVALON HARBOR AND PORT SAN LUIS.

* MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT...SEE FZUS76 KLOX - MWSLOX FOR DETAILS *

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN... MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

HIGH SURF WILL CREATE BEACH HAZARDS SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. HAZARDS
INCLUDE VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS...BEACH EROSION...AND LARGE WAVES
THAT CAN SUDDENLY SWEEP PEOPLE OFF JETTIES. THE LONG PERIOD SOUTH
SWELLS WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE EXTRA SURGING SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
THAT MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO ANCHORED BOATS...INCLUDING AVALON HARBOR
AND PORT SAN LUIS.

SHOWERY CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON FRIDAY.

* HIGH SURF ADVISORY.........SEE WHUS46 KLOX - CFWLOX FOR DETAILS *

* MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT...SEE FZUS76 KLOX - MWSLOX FOR DETAILS *

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

RORKE






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