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High Surf Advisory
updated: Mar 05, 2014, 10:15 AM

Source: National Weather Service

NWS Issues High Surf Advisory and Beach Hazards Statement through 2pm 5 March

High Surf Advisory Alert: ...HIGH SURF WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF THE WEST FACING BEACHES EARLY THIS MORNING AND SLOWLY SUBSIDE THIS MORNING...

.A LARGE LONG-PERIOD WEST TO NORTHWEST SWELL ACROSS THE COASTAL OUTER WATERS WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD INTO THE INNER WATERS AFFECTING WEST FACING BEACHES ACROSS SOUTHERN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY...VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES. THIS SWELL WILL SUBSIDE SOME BY EARLY THIS MORNING...BUT WILL INCREASE ONCE AGAIN LATER THIS WEEK.

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

* SURF AND TIMING...HIGH SURF OF 8 TO 11 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS TO 12 FEET WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. SURF WILL DIMINISH TO BELOW HIGH SURF ADVISORY THRESHOLDS BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THERE WILL BE THE POSSIBILITY OF ANOTHER HIGH SURF EVENT FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...HIGH SURF WILL CREATE STRONG AND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS IN THE SURF ZONE AS WELL AS WAVES THAT CAN SUDDENLY WASH PEOPLE OFF OF BEACHES AND ROCKS.

Instructions: 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

Beach Hazards Statement Alert:

...HIGH SURF WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF THE WEST FACING BEACHES EARLY THIS MORNING AND SLOWLY SUBSIDE THIS MORNING...

.A LARGE LONG-PERIOD WEST TO NORTHWEST SWELL ACROSS THE COASTAL OUTER WATERS WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD INTO THE INNER WATERS AFFECTING WEST FACING BEACHES ACROSS SOUTHERN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY...VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES. THIS SWELL WILL SUBSIDE SOME BY EARLY THIS MORNING...BUT WILL INCREASE ONCE AGAIN LATER THIS WEEK.

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

* HAZARDS AND TIMING...SURF WILL CONTINUE WITH 4 TO 6 FOOT SETS ACROSS WEST FACING BEACHES...MAINLY FROM RINCON POINT TO THE VENTURA COUNTY LINE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. THERE WILL ALSO BE A HIGH RIP RISK TO EXPOSED BEACHES. SURF SHOULD BE LOWER FOR THE REST OF THE SANTA BARBARA SOUTH COAST.

* IMPACTS...ELEVATED SURF 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.

Instructions: 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.

Target Area: Santa Barbara County South Coast

 

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