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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
926 PM PST THU FEB 11 2016

.A MODERATELY LARGE LONG-PERIOD SWELL WILL BUILD ACROSS THE
COASTAL FRIDAY. HIGH SURF WILL DEVELOP AT SOME AREA BEACHES
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE SWELL WILL SUBSIDE ON SUNDAY.

CAZ040-041-087-121100-
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0010.160212T1700Z-160214T2000Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
926 PM PST THU FEB 11 2016

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM FRIDAY TO NOON
PST SUNDAY...

* SURF AND TIMING...SURF WILL BUILD TO 4 TO 8 FEET FRIDAY...THEN
  PEAK AT 5 TO 10 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. SURF
  WILL BEGIN TO SUBSIDE SLOWLY SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE LARGE SURF MAY CAUSE MINOR BEACH EROSION AND
  STRONG RIP CURRENTS THAT WILL CREATE A RISK OF OCEAN DROWNING.
  SNEAKER WAVES CAN SUDDENLY OVERRUN PREVIOUSLY DRY BEACHES AND
  JETTIES AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE.

* LOCATIONS...SURF WILL BE HIGHEST ON EXPOSED WEST AND NORTHWEST
  FACING BEACHES. LOCAL SETS TO 12 FEET ARE POSSIBLE NEAR
  VENTURA HARBOR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS WILL
MAKE SWIMMING AND ROCK JETTIES DANGEROUS.

REMEMBER...IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT...SWIM PARALLEL TO SHORE
UNTIL YOU ARE FREE OF THE POWERFUL CURRENT. ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A
LIFEGUARD.

&&

$$

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