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whus46 klox 180222

coastal hazard message
national weather service los angeles/oxnard ca
722 pm pdt wed sep 17 2014

...elevated surf and strong rip currents along ventura and los
angeles county coastline...

.long period southern hemisphere swells will continue to move
through the southwest california coastal waters...with elevated
surf expected along south facing beaches through thursday
evening. strong rip currents are also expected at area beaches
during this time period. the combination of elevated surf and
strong currents will result in hazardous conditions for swimmers
and inexperienced surfers.

ventura county coast-
los angeles county coast including downtown los angeles-
722 pm pdt wed sep 17 2014

...beach hazards statement remains in effect through thursday

* hazards and heights of 3 to 6 feet with local 
  sets to 7 feet will be possible along south facing beaches. 
  strong long shore currents and rip currents are also expected 
  on area beaches. the surf will begin to diminish on friday... 
  but strong rip currents are likely to continue through friday 

* locations most impacted...beaches facing southeast through 
  southwest such as zuma beach...malibu...venice beach and 
  manhattan beach in los angeles county...and ventura point... 
  hueneme beach and sycamore cove in ventura county. 

* impacts...the large surf...strong rip currents and strong long 
  shore currents will create dangerous swimming and surfing 
  conditions. sneaker waves... which are unexpectedly large 
  waves that may spill over dry rocks and jetties... can pose an 
  additional hazard. 

precautionary/preparedness actions...

a beach hazards statement is issued when threats to beach and
surf zone safety are expected or occurring. caution should be
used when in or near the water. stay near occupied lifeguard
towers and never swim alone. if caught in a rip current...swim
parallel to the shore.


whus46 ksgx 180003

coastal hazard message
national weather service san diego ca
503 pm pdt wed sep 17 2014

...strong rip currents and elevated surf through thursday...

.a long-period south-southwest swell will produce elevated surf...
and strong rip and longshore currents at the orange and san diego
county beaches through thursday. highest surf will be along
southwest facing beaches of northern orange county. the swell
will gradually lower friday.

orange county coastal areas-san diego county coastal areas-
503 pm pdt wed sep 17 2014

...beach hazards statement remains in effect through thursday

* waves and surf...4 to 6 feet with local higher sets along
  southwest facing beaches...especially in northern orange
  county. 2 to 4 feet elsewhere.

* rip currents...widespread dangerous rip and longshore currents.

* timing...through early thursday evening.

* impacts...the elevated surf...strong rip currents...and 
  longshore currents will produce dangerous swimming 
  conditions... especially for inexperienced swimmers. 

precautionary/preparedness actions...

a beach hazards statement for rip currents means that conditions
are present to support a heightened risk of strong rip currents.
rip currents are typically more frequent and stronger in the
vicinity of jetties...inlets...and piers. swimmers caught in a
rip current should swim parallel to the coast to escape the rip
current before trying to swim for shore. swimmers should always
swim near a lifeguard.



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