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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
852 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS FOR LOS ANGELES AND
VENTURA BEACHES SUNDAY...

.A BUILDING NORTHWEST SWELL WILL MOVE INTO THE COASTAL WATERS
SATURDAY NIGHT...BRINGING RISING SURF TO WEST FACING BEACHES OF
LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES. THE HIGHER SURF WILL BE
ACCOMPANIED BY INCREASING RIP AND LONG-SHORE CURRENTS. THE SURF
AND RIP CURRENT RISK WILL BEGIN TO DIMINISH SUNDAY EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

CAZ040-041-251400-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0021.141026T1200Z-141027T1200Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
852 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* HAZARDS AND TIMING...SURF WILL BUILD TO 3 TO 5 FEET WITH
  MAXIMUM SETS TO 7 FEET ON EXPOSED WEST FACING BEACHES...ALONG
  WITH AN INCREASING RISK OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG-SHORE
  CURRENTS.

* IMPACTS...THE ELEVATED SURF WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS SWIMMING
  AND HAZARDOUS SURF CONDITIONS FOR INEXPERIENCED SURFERS...AND
  AN INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF DANGEROUS CURRENTS IN THE SURF
  ZONE.

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.

&&

$$

CS/CK

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