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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
225 AM PDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...SOUTH SWELL TO CREATE STRONG RIP CURRENTS THIS WEEKEND...

.A LONG PERIOD SOUTH SWELL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. SOUTH
FACING BEACHES WILL GET THE HIGHEST SURF...BUT ALL BEACHES WILL
GET STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS THROUGH THE
WEEKEND. THE LONG PERIOD WILL SHORTEN ON SUNDAY AND CURRENTS WILL
REDUCE DURING THE DAY.

CAZ043-552-282100-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-150329T2300Z/
SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
225 AM PDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

* WAVES AND SURF...3 TO 5 FEET. OCCASIONAL SETS TO 6 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS PRODUCING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS
  FOR SWIMMERS...PARTICULARLY TODAY AND SATURDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

USE CAUTION WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER AND ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

NEVER TURN YOUR BACK TO THE OCEAN.

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.

&&

$$
JT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU.
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
710 AM PDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THE WEEKEND...

.A MIXED LONG PERIOD SWELL FROM THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE AND WEST-
NORTHWEST SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE INTO THE COASTAL WATERS
THROUGH TONIGHT. BEACHGOERS SHOULD EXPECTED ELEVATED SURF AND
STRONG RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. RIP CURRENTS WILL LIKELY
BE MORE FREQUENT AND STRONGER THAN USUAL...AND THERE WILL BE LOCAL
LONG-SHORE CURRENTS AS WELL. THERE WILL BE LONG LULLS BETWEEN THE
LARGER WAVES AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD AVOID WALKING ON ROCKS OR
JETTIES NEAR THE WATERS EDGE AND NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON THE
OCEAN.

CAZ039>041-087-549-550-282230-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0006.000000T0000Z-150329T2300Z/
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
SAN MIGUEL AND SANTA ROSA ISLANDS-SANTA CRUZ AND ANACAPA ISLANDS-
710 AM PDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

* HAZARDS AND TIMING...SURF WILL RANGE FROM 3 TO 5 FEET THROUGH
  SUNDAY. FREQUENT STRONG RIP CURRENTS...STRONG LONG- SHORE
  CURRENTS ARE LIKELY THIS WEEKEND.

* TIDES...THE LOWER HIGH TIDE IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR EACH EVENING
  WITH THE HIGHER HIGH TIDE OCCURRING EACH EARLY MORNING THROUGH
  SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...ELEVATED SURF WILL BRING STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND
  LONG-SHORE CURRENTS TO AREA BEACHES...ALONG WITH A RISK OF
  SNEAKER WAVES. LONG PERIOD SWELL ALSO CAUSES MORE POWERFUL
  SURF AND A POTENTIAL FOR MINOR BEACH EROSION DURING TIMES OF
  HIGH TIDE.

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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