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High Surf Advisory
updated: Feb 16, 2014, 9:06 AM

Source: Office of Emergency Management

High Surf Advisory Alert:...high surf advisory in effect from 10 pm this evening through much of this week for the central coast...

.A few low pressure systems across the central and eastern pacific have caused a west-northwest groundswell to develop across the northeastern pacific. This swell will push toward the central coast beginning tonight. High surf will build to 9 to 11 feet with local sets to 14 feet overnight. High surf conditions are expected to continue through at least Thursday. A hazardous beach statement might be needed later for portions of the Ventura and Los Angeles coast due to a high rip current risk and elevated surf between 4 and 6 feet by monday.

...high surf advisory in effect from 10 pm this evening to 6 pm pst Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a high surf advisory...which is in effect from 10 pm this evening to 6 pm pst Thursday.

* Surf and timing...surf of 9 to 11 feet with local sets to 14 feet will begin to affect west and northwest facing beaches by late this evening...then persist through at least Thursday.

* Impacts...surf this high will create strong and dangerous rip currents in the surf zone as well as waves that can suddenly wash people off of rocks and jetties.


A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area...producing rip currents and localized beach erosion. Remember...if caught in a rip current...swim parallel to shore until you are free of the powerful current. Always swim near a lifeguard.

Target area: San Luis Obispo county central coast Santa Barbara county central coast


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