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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
248 AM PDT SAT SEP 5 2015

...SOUTHERLY SWELL WILL ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS TO
SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA BEACHES OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND...

.A LONG PERIOD SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SWELL WILL MOVE INTO THE
SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA COASTAL WATERS TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH
AT LEAST MONDAY. THIS WILL BRING ELEVATED SURF TO SOUTH AND
SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. IN
ADDITION...THERE WILL BE A HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS
AND SNEAKER WAVES THROUGH MONDAY. THE ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG
RIP CURRENTS MAY PERSIST INTO TUESDAY.

CAZ040-041-087-051800-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0014.150905T1800Z-150908T0400Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
248 AM PDT SAT SEP 5 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

* HAZARDS...SURF BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FEET. LOCAL SETS TO 7 FEET ON
  EXPOSED SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.

* TIMING...SURF WILL BUILD TODAY AND TONIGHT...THEN PEAK SUNDAY
  THROUGH MONDAY. ELEVATED SURF WILL LIKELY PERSIST INTO TUESDAY
  BEFORE BEGINNING TO SUBSIDE ON WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATION...THE LARGEST SURF IS EXPECTED ON SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST
  FACING BEACHES...SUCH AS CABRILLO...MALIBU AND ZUMA BEACHES IN
  L.A. COUNTY...AND PORT HUENEME AND VENTURA POINT IN VENTURA
  COUNTY.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...THERE WILL BE STRONG AND FREQUENT RIP
  CURRENTS ON MANY BEACHES...STRONG LONG-SHORE CURRENTS...AND
  SNEAKER WAVES WHICH ARE MUCH LARGER WAVES THAT OCCUR WITHOUT
  WARNING. SNEAKER WAVES CAN WASH YOU OFF PIERS OR ROCKS NEAR
  THE WATERS EDGE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS TO BEACH AND
SURF ZONE SAFETY ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. CAUTION SHOULD BE
USED WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER. STAY NEAR OCCUPIED LIFEGUARD
TOWERS AND NEVER SWIM ALONE. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM
PARALLEL TO THE SHORE.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
236 PM PDT FRI SEP 4 2015

...LONG PERIOD SOUTH SOUTHWEST SWELL WILL BRING HAZARDOUS BEACH
CONDITIONS THROUGH THE EXTENDED HOLIDAY WEEKEND...

.A LONG PERIOD SWELL FROM THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE WILL MOVE INTO
THE REGIONAL WATERS THROUGH THE EXTENDED HOLIDAY WEEKEND. PERIODS
WILL RANGE BETWEEN 18 AND 22 SECONDS WITH SWELL HEIGHTS OF 3 TO 5
FEET POSSIBLE WITH AN AVERAGE DIRECTION OF 210 DEGREES. THIS WILL
RESULT IN AN INCREASED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS... SNEAKER WAVES...
AND LARGE SHORE BREAKS TO SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES.

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-051400-
/O.NEW.KMTR.BH.S.0007.150905T1300Z-150908T0300Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
236 PM PDT FRI SEP 4 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

* LOCATION... ALL SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES FROM SONOMA
  COUNTY THROUGH MONTEREY COUNTY... INCLUDING SONOMA COAST STATE
  PARK BEACHES... STINSON BEACH... MUIR BEACH... NATURAL BRIDGES
  BEACH... SANTA CRUZ BOARDWALK BEACH... TWIN LAKES BEACH... AND
  PFEIFFER BEACH.

* TIMING... LONG PERIOD FORERUNNERS WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION
  LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT. SWELL WILL BUILD EARLY SATURDAY
  MORNING... PEAKING BETWEEN 3 AND 5 FEET... WITH LOCALLY LARGER
  WAVES THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS... DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS... LARGE SHORE BREAKS... AND
  SNEAKER WAVES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT MEANS THE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS
CONDITIONS MAY EXIST ON SPECIFIC BEACHES. THESE HAZARDS MAY
INCLUDE LARGE SHORE BREAK...STRONG RIP CURRENTS...STRONG LONGSHORE
CURRENTS AND POSSIBLY SNEAKER WAVES. ALL OF WHICH COULD BE LIFE
THREATENING. BE SURE TO ALWAYS KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE OCEAN.

&&

$$


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