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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
526 AM PST THU FEB 11 2016

CAZ034-035-112230-
/O.NEW.KLOX.SU.Y.0010.160212T1100Z-160214T1700Z/
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
526 AM PST THU FEB 11 2016

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM FRIDAY TO 9 AM PST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM FRIDAY TO 9 AM
PST SUNDAY.

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF IS EXPECTED TO BUILD TO 8 TO 12 FEET LATE
  TONIGHT OR EARLY FRIDAY...CONTINUE TO BUILD ON FRIDAY...THEN
  PEAK AT 10 TO 15 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS TO 18 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT
  THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. SURF WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE LATE
  SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE LARGE SURF MAY CAUSE BEACH EROSION AND STRONG RIP
  CURRENTS THAT WILL CREATE A RISK OF OCEAN DROWNING. SNEAKER
  WAVES CAN SUDDENLY OVERRUN PREVIOUSLY DRY BEACHES AND JETTIES
  AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE.

* LOCATIONS...SURF WILL BE HIGHEST ON WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING
  BEACHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS WILL
MAKE SWIMMING AND ROCK JETTIES DANGEROUS.

REMEMBER...IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE
UNTIL YOU ARE FREE OF THE POWERFUL CURRENT. ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
526 AM PST THU FEB 11 2016

CAZ040-041-087-112230-
/O.NEW.KLOX.SU.Y.0010.160212T1700Z-160214T2000Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
526 AM PST THU FEB 11 2016

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM FRIDAY TO NOON PST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOS ANGELES/OXNARD HAS ISSUED A
HIGH SURF ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM FRIDAY TO NOON
PST SUNDAY.

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF IS EXPECTED TO BUILD TO 4 TO 8 FEET
  FRIDAY...THEN PEAK AT 5 TO 10 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY
  NIGHT. SURF WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE SLOWLY SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE LARGE SURF MAY CAUSE MINOR BEACH EROSION AND
  STRONG RIP CURRENTS THAT WILL CREATE A RISK OF OCEAN DROWNING.
  SNEAKER WAVES CAN SUDDENLY OVERRUN PREVIOUSLY DRY BEACHES AND
  JETTIES AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE.

* LOCATIONS...SURF WILL BE HIGHEST ON EXPOSED WEST AND NORTHWEST
  FACING BEACHES. LOCAL SETS TO 12 FEET ARE POSSIBLE NEAR VENTURA
  HARBOR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS WILL
MAKE SWIMMING AND ROCK JETTIES DANGEROUS.

REMEMBER...IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE
UNTIL YOU ARE FREE OF THE POWERFUL CURRENT. ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
426 AM PST THU FEB 11 2016

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-120400-
/O.CON.KMTR.SU.Y.0007.160211T2000Z-160214T0400Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
426 AM PST THU FEB 11 2016

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM
PST SATURDAY...

* WAVES AND SURF... HIGHLY ENERGETIC FORERUNNER WAVES WITH A
  PERIOD OF 20 TO 21 SECONDS WILL ARRIVE THIS MORNING AND
  GRADUALLY BUILD THROUGH THE DAY. BY THIS EVENING... WAVES WILL
  BUILD UP TO 8 FEET AT A PERIOD OF UP TO 19 SECONDS. THE SWELL
  WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE UP TO 11 TO 13 FEET WITH A PERIOD OF
  16 TO 18 SECONDS FOR FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.

* TIMING... FORERUNNER WAVES ARRIVE T0DAY AND BUILD THROUGH THE DAY.
  LARGER SWELL ARRIVES IN THE AREA FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...THIS ENERGETIC SWELL WILL RESULT IN LARGE SURF WITH
  LONG LULLS BETWEEN SETS...RAISING THE RISK OF PEOPLE BEING
  WASHED INTO THE OCEAN BY A WAVE. ALSO THERE IS A RISK OF
  STRONG RIP CURRENTS...SNEAKER WAVES... AND LARGE SHORE BREAK.
  THOSE VISITING AREA BEACHES MAY BE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE DEADLY
  FORCE OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN. FOR THOSE VISITING REGIONAL
  BEACHES... REMAIN VIGILANT AND KEEP DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK TO
  THE OCEAN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

&&

$$

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