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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
454 AM PST Wed Jan 16 2019

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

...VERY LARGE DAMAGING SURF, MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING AND
SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION FOR AT LEAST CENTRAL COAST BEACHES
THURSDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY...

CAZ041-087-162300-
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Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands-
454 AM PST Wed Jan 16 2019

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST FRIDAY...

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

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

&&

$$

DB

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