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Beach Hazards Statement


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
346 AM PDT TUE MAY 31 2016

...ELEVATED SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTH
FACING BEACHES WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

.A LONG PERIOD SOUTHERLY SWELL GENERATED FROM A STORM COMPLEX
SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR WILL MOVE INTO THE COASTAL WATERS BY
WEDNESDAY MORNING. A LONG PERIOD SWELL OF AROUND 4 FEET WILL
BRING ELEVATED SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS...
ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTH FACING BEACHES.

CAZ040-041-087-312100-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0018.160601T1300Z-160603T0500Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
346 AM PDT TUE MAY 31 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY
MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* HAZARDS...SURF BUILDING FROM 4 TO 6 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS TO 7
  FEET ACROSS SOUTH FACING BEACHES EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING THEN
  SUBSIDING LATE THURSDAY EVENING INTO FRIDAY MORNING. THERE
  WILL ALSO BE STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS. POINT
  MUGU TO PORT HUENEME WILL LIKELY BE AFFECTED.

* 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.

&&

$$
CK/KJ

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE FOR NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
519 AM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016

...HIGH THREAT OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY FROM CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH...

.CONTINUED SOUTHEAST SWELL FROM THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM
BONNIE WILL LEAD TO A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY FROM CAPE
LOOKOUT NORTH.

NCZ095-103-104-312130-
/O.CON.KMHX.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-160601T0000Z/
CARTERET-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-
519 AM EDT TUE MAY 31 2016

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

* HAZARDS...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK.

* LOCATION...ALONG THE BEACHES FROM CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH.

* TIMING AND TIDES...THE MOST LIKELY TIME OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS
  WILL BE A COUPLE HOURS EITHER SIDE OF LOW TIDE...WHICH WILL
  OCCUR AROUND 930 AM THIS MORNING.

* SURF HEIGHT...3 TO 4 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN THE
SANDBAR AND IN THE VICINITY OF STRUCTURES SUCH AS GROINS...
JETTIES AND PIERS. HEED THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS AND THE BEACH
PATROL. PAY ATTENTION TO FLAGS AND POSTED SIGNS POSTED NEAR BEACH
ACCESS POINTS AND LIFEGUARD STATIONS.

IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...DO NOT PANIC. REMAIN CALM
AND BEGIN TO SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE. ONCE YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE
FORCE OF THE RIP CURRENT...BEGIN TO SWIM BACK TO THE BEACH. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO SWIM DIRECTLY AGAINST A RIP CURRENT...SINCE IT CAN
EXHAUST AND EVEN KILL THE STRONGEST SWIMMER.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
133 AM PDT TUE MAY 31 2016

A BUILDING SOUTHERLY SWELL WILL BRING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO
AREA BEACHES THROUGH THURSDAY.

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-312200-
/O.NEW.KMTR.BH.S.0011.160531T1200Z-160603T0400Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
133 AM PDT TUE MAY 31 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT EARLY THIS
MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SHORE BREAK...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM PDT EARLY THIS MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING.

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE SHORE BREAK.

* TIMING...TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* LOCATION...COASTLINE FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH THROUGH MONTEREY
  COUNTY. IN PARTICULAR SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES...INCLUDING BUT
  NOT LIMITED TO...STINSON BEACH...SANTA CRUZ BOARDWALK BEACH AND
  TWIN LAKES BEACH.

* POTENTIAL IMPACTS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS CAN PULL EVEN THE
  STRONGEST SWIMMERS AWAY FROM SHORE. LARGE SHORE BREAK CAN RESULT
  IN SERIOUS NECK AND BACK INJURIES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARD 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.

&&

$$

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
111 AM PDT TUE MAY 31 2016

...SOUTH SWELL TO BRING ABOVE NORMAL SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS
TO SOUTH FACING BEACHES IN ORANGE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTIES
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...

.A LONG PERIOD SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SWELL WILL BRING ABOVE NORMAL
SURF TO SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS. THE SWELL WILL BE AROUND 4 FEET WITH A
PERIOD OF 14 TO 17 SECONDS... AND THIS WILL RESULT IN SURF OF
4 TO 6 FEET NORTH OF CARLSBAD IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY AND IN ORANGE
COUNTY WITH LOCAL SETS TO 8 FEET IN ORANGE COUNTY. THERE WILL BE
LONGSHORE CURRENTS AT TIMES ON WEST FACING BEACHES OF SAN DIEGO
COUNTY. THE SURF WILL DIMINISH THURSDAY NIGHT.

CAZ043-552-312100-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0015.160601T1300Z-160603T0500Z/
SAN DIEGO COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-ORANGE COUNTY COASTAL AREAS-
111 AM PDT TUE MAY 31 2016

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY
MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

* SWELL AND SURF...A 4 FOOT LONG-PERIOD SOUTHERLY SWELL FROM 190
  DEGREES WILL GENERATE 4 TO 6 FOOT SURF ON SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST
  FACING BEACHES WITH LOCAL SETS TO 8 FEET. IN SAN DIEGO
  COUNTY... SOUTH OF CARLSBAD... MOST OF THE SURF WILL BE 3 TO 5
  FEET.

* TIMING...WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

* IMPACTS...STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ARE LIKELY TO
  ACCOMPANY THE ELEVATED SURF. STRONG LONGSHORE CURRENTS MAY ALSO
  DEVELOP ALONG THE WEST FACING BEACHES OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

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.

&&

$$

MM

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