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High Surf Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
720 PM PST Tue Jan 15 2019

...EXTENDED PERIOD OF HIGH SURF FOR SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA THROUGH
FRIDAY...

...POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE, DAMAGING SURF, MODERATE COASTAL
FLOODING AND SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION FOR SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA
BEACHES THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY...

CAZ041-087-161400-
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-190119T0400Z/
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands-
720 PM PST Tue Jan 15 2019

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PST FRIDAY...

* SURF...Breaking waves of 4 to 7 feet will continue through
  Wednesday. Surf will rebuild on Thursday to 6 to 10 feet. There
  is the potential for even larger, Warning-level surf late
  Thursday afternoon through around noon on Friday. During this
  time, waves of 10 to 15 feet will be possible on exposed west
  facing beaches. The surf will begin to subside by Friday
  evening but may persist into Saturday.

* Tides and potential for coastal flooding...High tides around 6
  feet between 5:30 to 6 AM Thursday, and 6 to 6.5 feet at 6:30 AM
  Friday will coincide with the building surf late in the week.
  Minor coastal flooding will be possible on Thursday, with
  moderate coastal flooding and significant beach erosion likely
  on Friday.

* 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. Coastal flooding is
  possible over low-lying coastal areas including beaches, beach
  parking lots and harbor walkways, and with vulnerable coastal
  roadways during the highest surf and tides.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area...producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions. 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.

&&

$$

Smith



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