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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
756 PM PDT THU SEP 3 2015

...SOUTH SWELL TO BRING ELEVATED SURF AND RIP CURRENTS TO
SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA BEACHES OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND...

.A LONG PERIOD SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SWELL WILL MOVE INTO THE
SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS BY EARLY SATURDAY...BRINGING
ELEVATED SURF TO SOUTH FACING BEACHES. IN ADDITION TO RISING SURF
THERE WILL BE AN INCREASING RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND
SNEAKER WAVES.

CAZ040-041-087-050300-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0014.150905T1800Z-150908T0400Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
756 PM PDT THU SEP 3 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY
MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

* HAZARDS...SURF BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH LOCALLY LARGER
  SETS POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...SURF WILL BEGIN TO BUILD ON SATURDAY...PEAKING AROUND
  3 TO 5 FEET WITH LOCALLY LARGER SETS POSSIBLE SUNDAY AND
  MONDAY.

* LOCATION...THE LARGEST SURF IS EXPECTED ON SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST
  FACING BEACHES.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...THERE WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR STRONG AND
  FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS...STRONG LONG-SHORE CURRENTS...AND
  SNEAKER WAVES WHICH ARE MUCH LARGER WAVES THAT OCCUR WITHOUT
  WARNING. SNEAKER WAVES CAN WASH YOU OFF PIERS OR ROCKS NEAR
  THE WATERS EDGE.

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.

&&

$$

SMITH/SIRARD



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