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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
1224 PM PDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS ON SUNDAY...

.A LARGE NORTHWEST SWELL WILL BRING ELEVATED SURF TO AREA BEACHES
ON SUNDAY. STRONG RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY...ESPECIALLY IN THE
AFTERNOON AS THE TIDE SUBSIDES.

CAZ042-043-261200-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0024.141026T1300Z-141027T0300Z/
ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
1224 PM PDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

* WAVES AND SURF...3 TO 6 FEET WITH LOCAL 8 FOOT SETS...MAINLY
  SOUTH OF LA JOLLA AND NEAR HUNTINGTON BEACH.

* TIMING...ALL DAY SUNDAY. LARGEST SETS LIKELY IN THE MORNING.
  STRONGEST AND MORE FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS IN THE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS
  FOR INEXPERIENCED SWIMMERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS STRONG
RIP CURRENTS...ELEVATED SURF HEIGHTS...MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW...OR
LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE AT LOCAL BEACHES. OBEY POSTED WARNING
SIGNS AND FLAGS AND TALK TO A LIFEGUARD BEFORE SWIMMING. USE
CAUTION WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER AND ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

&&

$$


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PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING LINK TO GIVE US FEEDBACK
ON THE NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT:

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

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
956 PM PDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...HIGH SURF CONDITIONS FOR THE CENTRAL COAST THROUGH SUNDAY...

...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS FOR LOS ANGELES AND
VENTURA BEACHES SUNDAY...

.A BUILDING WESTERLY SWELL WILL MOVE INTO THE COASTAL WATERS
TONIGHT...AND PERSIST THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. THIS WESTERLY SWELL
WILL BRING HIGH SURF CONDITIONS TO THE CENTRAL COAST TONIGHT AND
SUNDAY...AND ELEVATED SURF CONDITIONS TO THE WEST FACING BEACHES
OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES ON SUNDAY. ALONG WITH THE
HIGH SURF...DANGEROUS RIP AND LONG-SHORE CURRENTS POTENTIAL WILL
INCREASE.

CAZ040-041-261300-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0021.141026T1200Z-141027T1200Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
956 PM PDT SAT OCT 25 2014

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT SUNDAY
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* HAZARDS AND TIMING...SURF WILL BUILD TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH LOCAL
  SETS TO 8 FEET ON EXPOSED WEST FACING BEACHES EARLY SUNDAY
  MORNING...THEN CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. THERE WILL BE A
  HIGH RISK OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE CURRENTS.

* IMPACTS...THE ELEVATED SURF WILL LEAD TO DANGEROUS SWIMMING
  AND HAZARDOUS SURF CONDITIONS FOR INEXPERIENCED SURFERS...AND
  AN INCREASED LIKELIHOOD OF DANGEROUS CURRENTS IN THE SURF
  ZONE.

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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