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whus46 klox 241656

coastal hazard message
national weather service los angeles/oxnard ca
956 am pdt sun aug 24 2014

...potential for damaging high surf and coastal flooding tuesday
afternoon through friday for southeast and south facing beaches of
los angeles and ventura counties...

.surf along exposed south facing shores had subsided last night
and currently is 2 to 4 feet occasional 6 feet. the high surf
advisory was cancelled but the risk of strong rip currents still
exists. the high rip current risk will continue through this

hurricane marie became a major hurricane overnight and is
approximately 550 miles southeast of southern baja. marie is
expected to move west northwest through wednesday. surf from marie
will begin to arrive tuesday and may be the largest surf along
exposed south facing shores seen in recent years generated by a
hurricane. breakers as large as 10 to 15 feet may pound the coast
and potentially cause structure damage and significant beach
erosion. low lying areas may also experience some minor coastal
flooding near times of high tide. in addition...very strong rip
currents and longshore currents will likely create extremely
dangerous ocean conditions for anyone.

while los angeles and ventura counties will likely see the
largest impacts of the powerful surf event...the southeast
direction of the initial swell energy will also bring the
potential for a rare high surf event with dangerous rip currents
for the southeast portion of santa barbara county.

ventura county coast-
los angeles county coast including downtown los angeles-
catalina island-
956 am pdt sun aug 24 2014

...beach hazards statement remains in effect from tuesday
afternoon through friday afternoon...
...high surf advisory is cancelled...

the national weather service in los angeles/oxnard has cancelled
the high surf advisory. 

* surf and timing...3 to 4 feet and occasional 6 feet along
  exposed south facing shores today. surf is expected to build
  tuesday and is expected to peak wednesday. little change is
  expected thursday. breakers large as 10 to 15 feet are possible
  along exposed south and southeast facing shores. the palos
  verdes peninsula including long beach will be especially
  vulnerable to the large surf.

* coastal flooding...minor coastal flooding will be possible 
  across low lying areas near south and southeast facing beaches 
  tuesday night through friday...especially near times of high 

* los angeles county highest surf will impact long 
  beach through palos verdes well as zuma beach 
  and malibu. in ventura county...port hueneme...point mugu and 
  oxnard shores will be most impacted by the high surf. 

* impacts...damage to piers and beachside property as well as
  major beach erosion is possible. very strong rip currents and
  long shore currents will create extremely dangerous ocean
  conditions for anyone. sneaker waves can bring unexpectedly
  large waves across rocks and jetties near the waters edge.

precautionary/preparedness actions...

emergency and marine interests should begin to take necessary
precautions to prepare for the possibility of a damaging surf
event for south and southeast facing beaches next week.


whus46 ksgx 280906

san diego county coastal areas-
206 am pdt thu aug 28 2014

...beach hazards statement remains in effect through late

* surf and timing...4 to 6 feet with highest surf north of 

* impacts...strong rip currents and strong longshore currents 
  will create hazardous swimming and surfing 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



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