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Beach Hazards Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
315 PM PDT FRI JUN 24 2016

CAZ505-529-530-251200-
/O.CON.KMTR.BH.S.0012.000000T0000Z-160626T0400Z/
COASTAL NORTH BAY INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
315 PM PDT FRI JUN 24 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING...

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

* TIMING...NOW THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* LOCATION...FROM THE BIG SUR COAST TO MONTEREY BAY. ALSO...
  COASTAL NORTH BAY.

* 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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