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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
249 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...LARGE AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING SURF AT TIMES ALONG THE CENTRAL
COAST THROUGH TONIGHT...

...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING FOR THE CENTRAL COAST THIS WEEKEND NEAR
TIMES OF HIGH TIDE...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR EXPOSED WEST FACING SHORES IN VENTURA
COUNTY TODAY...

A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO BRING HIGH SURF TO THE
CENTRAL COAST THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...AND TO WEST FACING BEACHES
OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY.

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SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
249 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST
TONIGHT...

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF OF 10 TO 13 FT WITH LOCAL SETS TO 15 FEET
  THIS MORNING. THE SURF WILL SLOWLY SUBSIDE THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* COASTAL FLOODING...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED THIS
  WEEKEND...ESPECIALLY A FEW HOURS ON EITHER SIDE OF HIGH TIDE. A
  HIGH TIDE OF 6.4 FEET WILL OCCUR AT PORT SAN LUIS AT 831 AM PST.

* LOCATION...THE HIGHEST SURF WILL BE ON EXPOSED WEST TO
  NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES...HOWEVER LARGE SURF IS EXPECTED
  THROUGHOUT THE CENTRAL COAST AREA. COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE
  MOST LIKELY DURING THE MORNING HIGH TIDE. STRONG RIP CURRENTS
  AND LONG SHORE CURRENTS WILL AFFECT ALL CENTRAL COAST BEACHES.

* IMPACTS...THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT BEACH
  EROSION...DAMAGE TO SURF ZONE STRUCTURES SUCH AS PIERS...MINOR
  COASTAL FLOODING WITH INUNDATION OF LOW LYING AREAS NEAR THE
  BEACH...FREQUENT AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG-SHORE
  CURRENTS...AND SNEAKER WAVES.

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.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT THE VERY LARGE SURF AND
HIGH TIDES WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS
ALONG THE SHORE.

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