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High Surf Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
1204 PM PST Wed Jan 17 2018

...AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT WEST AND NORTHWEST
FACING BEACHES THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

...DAMAGING WARNING LEVEL SURF LIKELY FOR THE CENTRAL COAST
BEGINNING THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

.Strong storms in the Gulf of Alaska have created a series of
long period west-northwest swells that will move through the
Southwestern California Coastal Waters this week. The large
swells will bring an extended period of high surf to area beaches
through Saturday evening. The largest and most energetic swell is
expected to arrive to the Central Coast by Thursday afternoon,
likely bringing damaging warning level surf of 20 feet or
greater.

CAZ040-041-087-181200-
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-180121T0400Z/
Ventura County Coast-
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands-
1204 PM PST Wed Jan 17 2018

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST SATURDAY...

* SURF AND TIMING...High surf of 7 to 10 feet will affect west
  facing beaches through tonight, with sets up to 12 feet at
  times at exposed locations such as Ventura Pier. Even larger
  surf is expected Thursday night into Friday when breakers of 8
  to 12 feet are expected, with sets up to 15 feet possible near
  Ventura Harbor.

* IMPACTS...Large, powerful, and dangerous waves with strong
  currents will create an increased risk in drownings. Sneaker
  waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
  jetties. There will be also a high risk of life-threatening
  rip currents. Damaging breaking waves are possible near the
  entrance of the Ventura Harbor. Local flooding of low lying
  beach parking lots will be possible with the high surf.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area...producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions. 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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