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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
841 PM PDT FRI SEP 4 2015

...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS AT AREA BEACHES DURING
THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND...

.A LONG-PERIOD SOUTH-SOUTHWEST SWELL GENERATED BY A STORM OFF THE
COAST OF NEW ZEALAND WILL MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
COASTAL WATERS BEGINNING SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THIS WILL BRING A
PERIOD OF ELEVATED TO LOCALLY HIGH SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS
OVER THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND AND CONTINUING THROUGH TUESDAY.

CAZ043-552-051200-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0015.150905T1800Z-150909T0300Z/
SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
841 PM PDT FRI SEP 4 2015

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

* WAVES AND SURF...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH 7 TO 8 FOOT SETS
  ON SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...SURF BUILDING DURING THE DAY SATURDAY...PEAKING
  SUNDAY INTO MONDAY...AND REMAINING ELEVATED THROUGH TUESDAY.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR RIP CURRENTS MEANS THAT CONDITIONS
ARE PRESENT TO SUPPORT A HEIGHTENED RISK OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
RIP CURRENTS ARE TYPICALLY MORE FREQUENT AND STRONGER IN THE
VICINITY OF JETTIES...INLETS...AND PIERS. SWIMMERS CAUGHT IN A
RIP CURRENT SHOULD SWIM PARALLEL TO THE COAST TO ESCAPE THE RIP
CURRENT BEFORE TRYING TO SWIM FOR SHORE. SWIMMERS SHOULD ALWAYS
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

&&

$$


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