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Beach Hazards Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
419 AM PST Sun Jan 20 2019

...ELEVATED SURF AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS THROUGH MONDAY...
ALONG WITH LARGE ASTRONOMICAL TIDES EACH MORNING...

.A moderate westerly swell is expected to persist through
today. Another larger west to northwest swell is expected to move
into the coastal waters tonight through Monday evening. These
swells will produce hazardous conditions in the surf zone and
dangerous waves on rock jetties through Monday night. The high
tides will also be large each morning, peaking Monday. Due to the
high tides and elevated surf, there could be minor coastal
flooding near the times of high tide each day.

CAZ040-041-087-202300-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0004.000000T0000Z-190122T0000Z/
Ventura County Coast-
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands-
419 AM PST Sun Jan 20 2019

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

* HAZARDS...Elevated surf of 4 to 6 feet and strong rip currents
  are expected through today on exposed west-facing beaches,
  subsiding to 3 to 5 feet with sets to 6 feet on Monday. The
  combination of elevated surf and high astronomical tides around
  mid-morning today and Monday may result in minor tidal overflow
  in low lying areas.

* Impacts...There is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
  currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
  breaking waves can cause injury...wash people off beaches and
  rocks...and capsize small boats near shore.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents...longshore currents...sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. Swim near a
lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don`t
swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following
the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or
wave for help.

&&

$$



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