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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
955 PM PDT FRI APR 18 2014

...LARGE LATE SEASON NORTHWESTERLY SWELL EXPECTED TO ARRIVE SUNDAY MORNING...

A STORM SYSTEM PUSHING TOWARDS THE BRITISH COLUMBIA COAST IS
GENERATING A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL WHICH IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE TO
THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST SUNDAY MORNING. THESE
LARGE WAVES WILL RESULT IN STRONG RIP CURRENTS LARGE SURF AND
POSSIBLE SNEAKER WAVES.

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-191300-
/O.NEW.KMTR.SU.Y.0005.140420T1200Z-140421T1200Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
955 PM PDT FRI APR 18 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM SUNDAY TO 5 AM PDT
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA HAS
ISSUED A HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM SUNDAY
TO 5 AM PDT MONDAY.

* WAVES AND SURF...NORTHWEST SWELL INITIALLY 5 TO 8 FEET AT 18
  SECONDS WILL BUILD TO 13 TO 15 FEET AT 15 TO 16 SECONDS.

* TIMING...INITIAL FORERUNNER WAVES WILL ARRIVE LATE SATURDAY
  NIGHT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. WAVES WILL BUILD THROUGH THE DAY
  SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...LARGE SURF IS EXPECTED AT EXPOSED BEACHES SUCH AS
  OCEAN BEACH. STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE ENTIRE
  COAST FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH INTO MONTEREY COUNTY. A
  HEIGHTENED RISK OF SNEAKER WAVES IS EXPECTED, ESPECIALLY ON
  STEEPER BEACHES LIKE CARMEL RIVER BEACH AND MONTARA STATE BEACH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES AND
LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION. PLEASE NEVER TURN YOUR BACK TO THE OCEAN
AND AVOID CLIMBING ON AND FISHING FROM ROCKS AND JETTIES.

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