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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
103 AM PDT MON MAY 25 2015

...STRONG RIP AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS TODAY...

.A LONG PERIOD SOUTH SWELL WILL BRING STRONG RIP AND LONGSHORE
CURRENTS TO THE BEACHES OF ORANGE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES THROUGH
THIS EVENING. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE ON TUESDAY.

CAZ043-552-252215-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0008.000000T0000Z-150526T0300Z/
SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
103 AM PDT MON MAY 25 2015

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

* SURF...3 TO 5 FEET ALONG SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES IN ORANGE
  COUNTY AND NORTH OF ENCINITAS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY. SURF WILL BE
  LOWER ALONG WEST FACING BEACHES AND ALL BEACHES SOUTH OF
  ENCINITAS.

* TIMING...PEAKING THIS MORNING AND BEGINNING TO SUBSIDE THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS WILL RESULT IN
  DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. PEOPLE IN THE SURF ZONE MAY BE
  SWEPT OFF THEIR FEET AND INJURED OR PULLED OUT TO SEA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARDS 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.

&&

$$

ALBRIGHT

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
931 PM PDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONG SHORE CURRENTS EXPECTED ALONG
SOUTH FACING BEACHES THROUGH EARLY MONDAY EVENING...

.A BUILDING SOUTHERLY SWELL WITH A LONG PERIOD WILL BRING AN
INCREASING RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TO THE COASTAL WATERS OF LOS
ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTIES THROUGH MONDAY...AND MAY LINGER INTO
TUESDAY.

CAZ040-041-087-251300-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0010.000000T0000Z-150526T0300Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
931 PM PDT SUN MAY 24 2015

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

* WAVES AND SURF...SURF BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT WITH LOCAL SETS TO
  5 FEET ACROSS FAVORED SOUTH FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...SWELL AND SURF INCREASING THROUGH TONIGHT...THEN
  PEAKING MONDAY MORNING. SURF AND THE LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL
  START TO SUBSIDE MONDAY EVENING.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS DUE TO
  FREQUENT RIP CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS. PEOPLE IN THE
  SURF ZONE MAY BE SWEPT OFF THEIR FEET AND PULLED OUT TO SEA.
  IF YOU DO GO INTO THE WATERS...SWIM AT GUARDED BEACHES AND
  HEED THE ADVICE OF THE BEACH PATROL. IF CAUGHT IN THE SEAWARD
  PULL OF A RIP CURRENT DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MOVE DIRECTLY TOWARD
  SHORE. INSTEAD...MOVE SIDEWAYS ACROSS THE RIP CURRENT UNTIL
  THE PULL EASES.

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.

&&

$$

HALL

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