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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
127 PM PDT WED AUG 27 2014

...LARGE SURF...STRONG RIP CURRENTS...AND POSSIBLE COASTAL
FLOODING THROUGH THURSDAY...MAINLY IN ORANGE COUNTY...

.LARGE SOUTH SWELLS FROM HURRICANE MARIE ARE CURRENTLY PEAKING AT
10 FEET. THE SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE LARGE SURF...STRONG
RIP CURRENTS AND STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS THROUGH THURSDAY. MINOR
COASTAL FLOODING AND BEACH EROSION ARE POSSIBLE AS WELL.

SURF OF 8 TO 12 FEET IS EXPECTED TODAY ACROSS ORANGE COUNTY.
OCCASIONAL SETS AT SOME BEACHES DURING THIS TIME COULD REACH
15 TO 18 FEET. SURF GENERALLY LESS THAN 7 FEET IS EXPECTED IN SAN
DIEGO COUNTY...ALTHOUGH RIP CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS WILL
BE PARTICULARLY STRONG.

THE SOUTH SWELLS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH THROUGH THURSDAY...BUT
SURF IN ORANGE COUNTY WILL CONTINUE ABOVE 7 FEET THROUGH
THURSDAY.

CAZ043-280430-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0018.000000T0000Z-140829T0800Z/
SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
127 PM PDT WED AUG 27 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

* SURF AND TIMING...TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY...4 TO 6 FEET WITH
  HIGHEST SURF NORTH OF OCEANSIDE.

* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS
  WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS SWIMMING AND SURFING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS STRONG
RIP CURRENTS...ELEVATED SURF HEIGHTS...MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW...OR
LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE AT LOCAL BEACHES. OBEY POSTED WARNING
SIGNS AND FLAGS AND TALK TO A LIFEGUARD BEFORE SWIMMING. USE
CAUTION WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER AND ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

&&

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