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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
133 AM PDT TUE MAY 31 2016

A BUILDING SOUTHERLY SWELL WILL BRING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO
AREA BEACHES THROUGH THURSDAY.

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-312200-
/O.NEW.KMTR.BH.S.0011.160531T1200Z-160603T0400Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
133 AM PDT TUE MAY 31 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT EARLY THIS
MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SHORE BREAK...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT EARLY THIS MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING.

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SHORE BREAK.

* TIMING...TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* LOCATION...COASTLINE FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH THROUGH MONTEREY
  COUNTY. IN PARTICULAR SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES...INCLUDING BUT
  NOT LIMITED TO...STINSON BEACH...SANTA CRUZ BOARDWALK BEACH AND
  TWIN LAKES BEACH.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS CAN PULL EVEN THE
  STRONGEST SWIMMERS AWAY FROM SHORE. LARGE SHORE BREAK CAN RESULT
  IN SERIOUS NECK AND BACK INJURIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARD 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.

&&

$$



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