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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1234 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

CAZ041-281545-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0009.000000T0000Z-170429T0300Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
1234 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND BREAKING WAVES ARE
  EXPECTED DUE TO ELEVATED SURF OF 3 TO 6 FEET. LOCAL SETS TO 7
  FEET ARE POSSIBLE. HIGHEST SURF IS EXPECTED EACH AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING ON WEST-FACING BEACHES.

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

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.

&&

$$




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