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Beach Hazards Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
857 PM PDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...STRONG RIP CURRENTS POSSIBLE ALONG SOUTH FACING BEACHES
THROUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.A SMALL BUT STRONG LONG PERIOD SOUTHWESTERLY SWELL WILL CONTINUE
TO IMPACT THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA WATERS THROUGH MIDWEEK. THIS
SMALL...BUT POWERFUL SWELL WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASED RISK OF
STRONG RIP CURRENTS ALONG SOUTH FACING BEACHES.

CAZ505-529-171800-
/O.EXT.KMTR.BH.S.0006.000000T0000Z-140917T1800Z/
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
857 PM PDT TUE SEP 16 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

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

* TIMING...THROUGH AT LEAST WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...INCREASED RISK FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

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.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS.

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