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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
542 PM PDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND ELEVATED TO HIGH SURF THROUGH THIS
WEEKEND...

A 4 TO 5 FOOT SOUTH SWELL WITH A 12 SECOND PERIOD WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
SUNDAY. THIS SWELL WILL GENERATE ELEVATED SURF ALONG THE SAN DIEGO
COUNTY BEACHES...AND HIGH SURF ALONG THE ORANGE COUNTY BEACHES
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. ISOLATED SETS OF 7 TO 8 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE
ALONG SOUTHERLY FACING BEACHES. STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE
LIKELY THROUGH THE PERIOD. SURF MAY REMAIN ELEVATED INTO EARLY
NEXT WEEK.

CAZ043-231000-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0017.000000T0000Z-140825T0000Z/
SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
542 PM PDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

* SURF...3 TO 5 FEET...WITH ISOLATED SETS TO 7 FEET ON SOUTHERLY
  FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL RESULT IN
  DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS... ESPECIALLY FOR INEXPERIENCED
  SWIMMERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS STRONG
RIP CURRENTS...ELEVATED SURF HEIGHTS...MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW...OR
LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE AT LOCAL BEACHES. OBEY POSTED WARNING
SIGNS AND FLAGS AND TALK TO A LIFEGUARD BEFORE SWIMMING. USE
CAUTION WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER AND ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

&&

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BA

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