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Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
957 AM PDT Wed May 23 2018

CAZ040-041-087-240400-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-180525T0200Z/
Ventura County Coast-
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands-
957 AM PDT Wed May 23 2018

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

* HAZARDS...Dangerous rip currents and breaking waves will
  continue through Thursday evening due to elevated surf of 4 to
  6 feet from a long period southerly swell. Locally larger waves
  near 7 feet are possible on south-facing beaches, including Port
  Hueneme, Pt Mugu, and Malibu.

* 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.

&&

$$

Kaplan/Sirard

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service San Diego CA
137 AM PDT Wed May 23 2018

...HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS THROUGH THURSDAY...

A long-period southerly swell will bring elevated surf and strong
rip currents to the beaches through Thursday.

CAZ043-552-232100-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0002.000000T0000Z-180525T0100Z/
San Diego County Coastal Areas-Orange County Coastal Areas-
137 AM PDT Wed May 23 2018

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

* Surf...3 to 6 feet, with sets to 7 feet north of Carlsbad.
  Isolated higher sets in Orange County.

* Timing...Through Thursday.

* Impacts...Strong rip currents, longshore currents and large
  surf will create hazardous swimming conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as strong
rip currents...elevated surf heights...minor tidal overflow...or
lightning are possible at local beaches.  Obey posted warning
signs and flags and talk to a lifeguard before swimming.  Use
caution when in or near the water and always swim near a
lifeguard.

&&

$$

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