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High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
531 AM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

...LARGE SURF AND POWERFUL RIP CURRENTS THROUGH TUESDAY...

.LONG-PERIOD SOUTH-SOUTHWEST SWELLS OF 4 FEET WILL CONTINUE TO
IMPACT LOCAL BEACHES THROUGH TUESDAY...PEAKING TODAY. THE LARGEST
SURF WILL OCCUR ALONG THE SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES OF ORANGE
COUNTY AND NORTHERN SAN DIEGO COUNTY. POWERFUL RIP AND LONGSHORE
CURRENTS AS WELL AS BEACH EROSION ARE ALSO EXPECTED. THE HIGH SURF
AND STRONG CURRENTS WILL CREATE VERY DANGEROUS SWIMMING
CONDITIONS.

CAZ043-552-042100-
/O.CON.KSGX.SU.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-150506T0600Z/
SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
531 AM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT TUESDAY...

* SURF...6 TO 10 FEET WITH 12 FOOT SETS ALONG ORANGE AND SAN
  DIEGO COUNTY BEACHES FROM OCEANSIDE NORTHWARD. LOCAL SURF 5 TO
  8 FEET POSSIBLE BETWEEN POINT LOMA AND LA JOLLA.

* TIMING...HIGHEST SURF TODAY...LOWERING SLIGHTLY ON
  TUESDAY...THEN LOWERING MORE SIGNIFICANTLY WEDNESDAY INTO
  THURSDAY.

* TIDES...HIGHEST TIDES NEAR 5.8 TO 6 FEET AROUND 9 TO 10 PM
  EACH EVENING. LOWEST TIDES NEAR -1 FOOT AROUND 4 TO 5 AM EACH
  MORNING.

* IMPACTS...THE LARGE SURF AND POWERFUL RIP CURRENTS WILL PRODUCE
  EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. PEOPLE STANDING TOO
  CLOSE TO THE WAVES CAN BE SWEPT OFF THEIR FEET AND INJURED.
  LARGE WAVES CAN SWEEP PEOPLE OFF OF JETTIES AND WAVES MAY WASH
  OVER SEA WALLS. MINOR TO MODERATE BEACH EROSION LIKELY. MINOR
  TIDAL FLOODING OF LOW-LYING AREAS... SUCH AS SEAL AND SUNSET
  BEACHES...IS POSSIBLE DURING HIGH TIDES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION. SWIMMERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED NOT TO ENTER THE WATER.

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