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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
217 PM PDT FRI SEP 19 2014

...A LARGE LONG PERIOD SOUTHWESTERLY SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO
PRODUCE STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SHORE BREAK ALONG SOUTHERLY
FACING BEACHES THROUGH TONIGHT...

CAZ505-529-201000-
/O.EXT.KMTR.BH.S.0007.000000T0000Z-140920T1000Z/
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
217 PM PDT FRI SEP 19 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

* LOCATION...COASTAL SECTIONS OF MARIN AND SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES.
  IN PARTICULAR SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES...INCLUDING
  BUT NOT LIMITED TO...STINSON BEACH...SANTA CRUZ BOARDWALK
  BEACH AND TWIN LAKES BEACH.

* TIMING...THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...INCREASED RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE
  SHORE BREAK.

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. SWIMMERS SHOULD ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS.

&&

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