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Latest Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Messages by KLOX
Issued 4/25/2017 5:16 PM US/Pacific.
Valid through 4/28/2017 8:00 PM US/Pacific.
whus46 klox 270417
los angeles county coast including downtown los angeles-
917 pm pdt wed apr 26 2017
...beach hazards statement remains in effect through friday
* hazards...dangerous rip currents and breaking waves are
expected due to elevated surf of 3 to 6 feet. local sets to 7
feet are possible. highest surf is expected each afternoon and
evening on west-facing beaches.
* impacts...there is an increased risk of ocean drowning. rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. waves can
wash people off beaches and rocks...and capsize small boats
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.