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High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
151 AM PDT WED AUG 27 2014

...DAMAGING HIGH SURF...VERY STRONG RIP CURRENTS...AND MINOR
COASTAL FLOODING THROUGH FRIDAY...

.SURF FROM HURRICANE MARIE WAS CONTINUING TO BUILD EARLY THIS
MORNING ALONG EXPOSED SOUTH FACING SHORES. SURF WILL PEAK THIS
TODAY...THEN SLOWLY DIMINISH THROUGH FRIDAY...WHILE STAYING ABOVE
HIGH SURF CRITERIA OF 7 FOOT BREAKERS OR MORE. THERE IS THE
POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING AND LIFE THREATENING SURF ACROSS SOUTH AND
SOUTHEAST FACING SHORES OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES. THESE
AREAS WILL POTENTIALLY SEE THE LARGEST SURF SEEN IN RECENT YEARS
WITH BREAKERS OF 10 TO 15 FEET POSSIBLE. SURF THIS LARGE WILL HAVE
THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND SIGNIFICANT BEACH
EROSION. LOW LYING AREAS MAY ALSO EXPERIENCE SOME MINOR COASTAL
FLOODING NEAR TIMES OF HIGH TIDE. IN ADDITION...VERY STRONG RIP
CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE CURRENTS WILL LIKELY CREATE EXTREMELY
DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS FOR ANYONE.

WHILE LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES WILL LIKELY SEE THE
LARGEST IMPACTS OF THIS POWERFUL SURF EVENT...THE SOUTHEAST
DIRECTION OF THE SWELL ENERGY WILL ALSO BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR A
RARE HIGH SURF EVENT WITH DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS FOR THE SOUTHEAST
PORTION OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY. AS THE EVENT EVOLVES...THERE IS
ALSO THE POTENTIAL FOR ELEVATED SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS
ACROSS SOUTH FACING SHORES OF THE CENTRAL COAST.

CAZ040-041-087-271700-
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-140830T0100Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA ISLAND-
151 AM PDT WED AUG 27 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT FRIDAY...

* SURF AND TIMING...HIGH SURF WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY. THE
  PEAK OF THE SURF WILL OCCUR TODAY...WITH MAXIMUM SETS OF 10 TO
  15 FEET LIKELY ON SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST FACING BEACHES OF LOS
  ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE
  ACROSS LOW LYING AREAS NEAR SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST FACING BEACHES
  THROUGH FRIDAY...ESPECIALLY NEAR TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

* TIDES...THE NEXT HIGH TIDE WILL BE NEAR 5 FEET AROUND 11 AM PDT
  TODAY.

* LOCATIONS...IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY...THE HIGHEST SURF WILL
  IMPACT BEACHES FROM LONG BEACH THROUGH THE PALOS VERDES
  PENINSULA...INCLUDING CABRILLO BEACH AND POINT FERMIN...AS
  WELL AS MALIBU AND ZUMA BEACHES. IN VENTURA COUNTY...BEACHES
  AT OR NEAR PORT HUENEME...POINT MUGU...COUNTY LINE...AND
  OXNARD SHORES WILL BE MOST IMPACTED BY THE HIGH SURF.

* IMPACTS...THIS POWERFUL SURF EVENT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO
  PRODUCE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO PIERS AND BEACH SIDE PROPERTY AS
  WELL AS SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION. THE POWERFUL SURF WITH VERY
  STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE CURRENTS WILL CREATE
  EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SWIMMING AND SURFING CONDITIONS...
  POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING. SNEAKER WAVES CAN BRING
  UNEXPECTEDLY LARGE WAVES ACROSS ROCKS AND JETTIES NEAR THE
  WATERS EDGE...AND SUDDENLY INUNDATE BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EMERGENCY AND MARINE INTERESTS SHOULD BEGIN TO TAKE NECESSARY
PRECAUTIONS TO PREPARE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF A DAMAGING SURF
EVENT FOR SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST FACING BEACHES. THE PALOS VERDES
PENINSULA...INCLUDING LONG BEACH...CABRILLO BEACH...AND POINT
FERMIN WILL BE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE IN THE EARLY STAGES OF THE
EVENT DUE TO THE SOUTHEAST DIRECTION OF THE INITIAL SWELL ENERGY
THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN THE WATER...STAY ON THE SHORE. STAY
OFF ROCKS AND JETTIES AND AWAY FROM THE WATERS EDGE TO AVOID
BEING SWEPT AWAY BY SNEAKER WAVES. NEVER TURN YOUR BACK TO THE
OCEAN.

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

&&

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