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Beach Hazards Statement

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
513 AM PDT Tue May 22 2018

CAZ040-041-087-222200-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0005.180522T1300Z-180525T0200Z/
Ventura County Coast-
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands-
513 AM PDT Tue May 22 2018

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

* HAZARDS...Dangerous rip currents and breaking waves are expected
  due to elevated surf of 3 to 6 feet from a long period southerly
  swell. Locally larger waves are possible on south-facing
  beaches.

* IMPACTS...There is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
  currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
  breaking waves can 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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