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Beach Hazards Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
625 AM PDT WED JUL 29 2015

...INCREASED RISK OF HAZARDOUS BEACH CONDITIONS ALONG SOUTH
FACING BEACHES...

.A LONG PERIOD SOUTHWESTERLY SWELL IS BRINGING AN INCREASED RISK OF
RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SHORE BREAK ALONG THE SOUTH FACING BEACHES
OF MARIN AND SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES TODAY.

CAZ505-529-300400-
/O.NEW.KMTR.BH.S.0005.150729T1325Z-150730T0400Z/
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
625 AM PDT WED JUL 29 2015

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

* LOCATION...COASTAL SECTIONS OF MARIN AND SANTA CRUZ COUNTIES.
  IN PARTICULAR SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES...INCLUDING BUT NOT
  LIMITED TO...STINSON BEACH...SANTA CRUZ BOARDWALK BEACH AND TWIN
  LAKES BEACH.

* TIMING...THROUGH 9 PM THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...EXCEPTIONALLY STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SHORE
  BREAK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT FOR RIP CURRENTS MEANS THAT CONDITIONS
ARE PRESENT TO SUPPORT A HEIGHTENED RISK OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
RIP CURRENTS ARE TYPICALLY MORE FREQUENT AND STRONGER IN THE
VICINITY OF JETTIES...INLETS...AND PIERS. SWIMMERS CAUGHT IN A RIP
CURRENT SHOULD SWIM PARALLEL TO THE COAST TO ESCAPE THE RIP
CURRENT BEFORE TRYING TO SWIM FOR SHORE. SWIMMERS SHOULD ALWAYS
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

&&

$$


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