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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
736 PM PDT MON MAY 30 2016

...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTH
FACING BEACHES WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.A LONG PERIOD SOUTHERLY SWELL GENERATED FROM A STORM COMPLEX
SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR WILL MOVE INTO THE COASTAL WATERS BY
WEDNESDAY MORNING. A LONG PERIOD SWELL OF AROUND 4 FEET WILL
BRING ELEVATED SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS...
ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTH FACING BEACHES.

CAZ041-087-311045-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0018.160601T1300Z-160603T0500Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
736 PM PDT MON MAY 30 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY
MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* HAZARDS...SURF BUILDING FROM 4 TO 6 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS TO 7
  FEET ACROSS SOUTH FACING BEACHES EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING THEN
  SUBSIDING LATE THURSDAY EVENING INTO FRIDAY MORNING. THERE WILL
  ALSO BE STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS. SOME BEACHES
  LIKELY AFFECTED WILL INCLUDE ZUMA BEACH AND MALIBU.

* IMPACTS...THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF OCEAN DROWNING. RIP
  CURRENTS CAN PULL SWIMMERS AND SURFERS OUT TO SEA. SNEAKER
  WAVES CAN SUDDENLY WASH PEOPLE OFF OF BEACHES AND ROCK
  JETTIES.

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.

&&

$$

KAPLAN/MUNROE




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