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Beach Hazards Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
857 AM PDT MON MAR 30 2015

...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.A MIXED LONG PERIOD SWELL FROM THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE AND
BUILDING WEST-NORTHWEST SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE THROUGH THE
COASTAL WATERS TODAY AND INTO THE EVENING. BEACHGOERS SHOULD
EXPECT ELEVATED SURF AND FREQUENT STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LOCAL
LONG-SHORE CURRENTS AS WELL. THERE WILL BE LONG LULLS BETWEEN THE
LARGER WAVES. BEACHGOERS SHOULD AVOID WALKING ON ROCKS OR JETTIES
NEAR THE WATERS EDGE AND NEVER TURN THEIR BACK ON THE OCEAN.

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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
857 AM PDT MON MAR 30 2015

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

* HAZARDS AND TIMING...SURF WILL RANGE FROM 6 TO 8 FEET ALONG
  EXPOSED WEST FACING SHORES TODAY WITH LOCAL SETS TO 10 FEET.
  FREQUENT STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND STRONG LONG-SHORE CURRENTS ARE
  LIKELY.

* TIDES...THE LOWER HIGH TIDE IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR IN THE
  EVENING WITH THE HIGHER HIGH TIDE OCCURRING IN THE EARLY
  MORNING.

* IMPACTS...ELEVATED SURF WILL BRING STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG-
  SHORE CURRENTS. LONG PERIOD SWELL ALSO CAUSES MORE POWERFUL SURF
  AND A POTENTIAL FOR MINOR BEACH EROSION DURING TIMES OF HIGH
  TIDE.

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.

&&

$$

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