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High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
426 AM PST SAT JAN 24 2015

...LONG PERIOD SWELL WILL BRING HIGH SURF TO THE COAST THROUGH
SUNDAY...

.A LARGE AND LONG PERIOD SWELL WILL RESULT IN HIGH SURF ALONG THE
COASTLINE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. COMBINED SEAS OF 15 FEET OR
HIGHER ARE POSSIBLE.

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-251200-
/O.CON.KMTR.SU.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-150125T2300Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
426 AM PST SAT JAN 24 2015

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST SUNDAY...

* WAVES AND SURF...10 TO 12 FEET AT 15 TO 18 SECONDS. COMBINED
  SEAS OVER 15 FEET ARE POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOCATIONS...FROM THE SONOMA COASTLINE SOUTH THROUGH THE BIG
  SUR COASTLINE.

* IMPACTS... LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION. LARGE BREAKING WAVES ALONG
  THE COAST WILL LEAD TO INCREASED WAVE RUN-UP ON BEACHES WITH
  WAVES TOPPING AND WASHING OVER LARGE ROCKS AND JETTIES. THESE
  LARGE WAVES CAN BE ERRATIC AND UNPREDICTABLE. USE EXTRA
  CAUTION NEAR THE SURF ZONE AS THESE LARGE WAVES WILL BE
  CAPABLE OF SWEEPING PEOPLE INTO THE FRIGID AND TURBULENT
  WATERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER THAT HIGH SURF IS OFTEN ASSOCIATED WITH RIPTIDES...AND
CAN BE POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SNAP A SURFBOARD IN HALF. IF YOU ARE
CAUGHT IN A RIPTIDE DO NOT SWIM AGAINST IT. INSTEAD...SWIM
PARALLEL TO SHORE UNTIL YOU ARE FREE OF THE POWERFUL CURRENT.

&&

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