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Beach Hazards Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
200 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.A LONG PERIOD SOUTHERLY SWELL COMBINED WITH A MODERATE PERIOD
NORTHWEST SWELL WILL PRODUCE ABOVE AVERAGE SURF AND STRONG RIP
CURRENTS TODAY.

CAZ043-552-020400-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0014.000000T0000Z-160502T0400Z/
SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
200 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH 9 PM THIS
EVENING...

* SWELL AND SURF...A 3 FOOT LONG PERIOD SOUTHERLY SWELL FROM 190
  DEGREES WILL GENERATE 4 TO 6 FOOT SURF ON SOUTH FACING BEACHES
  AND 3 TO 5 FOOT SURF ON SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES.

* IMPACTS...DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. STRONG RIP AND
  LONGSHORE CURRENTS MAY PULL SWIMMERS AND SURFERS OUT TO SEA.
  SNEAKER WAVES MAY WASH PEOPLE OFF JETTIES.

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.

&&

$$

MOEDE

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
803 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS FOR SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA
BEACHES THIS WEEKEND...

.A COMBINATION OF MEDIUM PERIOD WEST TO NORTHWEST SWELL AND LONG
PERIOD SOUTH SWELL WILL BRING ELEVATED SURF TO AREA BEACHES
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...ALONG WITH STRONG RIP CURRENTS. NORTH OF
POINT CONCEPTION...ELEVATED SURF WILL AFFECT SOUTHWEST AND WEST TO
NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES. SOUTH OF POINT CONCEPTION...THE LARGER
SURF WILL BE ON SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES.

CAZ040-041-087-012315-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0017.000000T0000Z-160502T0400Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
803 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

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

* HAZARDS...SURF BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS TO 7
  FEET EARLY SUNDAY MORNING THEN SUBSIDING SUNDAY EVENING. THERE
  WILL ALSO BE STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS.

* IMPACTS...THERE IS AN INCREASED RISK OF OCEAN DROWNING. RIP
  CURRENTS CAN PULL SWIMMERS AND SURFERS OUT TO SEA. SNEAKER
  WAVES CAN SUDDENLY WASH PEOPLE OFF OF BEACHES AND ROCK
  JETTIES.

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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