Coastal Flood Warnings/Watches/Statements
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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1218 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

...LARGE SURF EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTH FACING BEACHES OF LOS ANGELES
COUNTY THROUGH TUESDAY...

.A LONG PERIOD SOUTH SWELL WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS THE
COASTAL WATERS TODAY AND WILL PEAK AT 4 TO 6 FEET WITH A PERIOD
AROUND 20 SECONDS. THE SWELL WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE ON TUESDAY.

THIS LONG PERIOD SWELL WILL TRANSLATE TO SURF OF 5 TO 8 FEET WITH
LOCAL SETS TO 10 FEET AT FAVORED SOUTH FACING BEACHES INCLUDING
MALIBU AND ZUMA BEACHES AS WELL AS THE SOUTH EXPOSED AREAS OF
PALOS VERDES.

IN ADDITION TO THE LARGE SURF... BEACHGOERS CAN EXPECT POWERFUL
RIP CURRENTS AND LONG-SHORE CURRENTS AS WELL AS SOME BEACH
EROSION DURING HIGH TIDES. THE HIGH SURF AND STRONG CURRENTS WILL
CREATE VERY DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

CAZ041-087-050500-
/O.CON.KLOX.SU.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-150506T0600Z/
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
1218 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT TUESDAY...

* SURF...5 TO 8 FOOT SURF WITH LOCAL 10 FOOT SETS ACROSS FAVORED
  SOUTH FACING BEACHES INCLUDING MALIBU... ZUMA... AND PALOS
  VERDES. SOUTH FACING COASTAL AREAS OF SANTA CATALINA ISLAND WILL
  ALSO BE AFFECTED. LOCAL SURF OF 4 TO 6 FEET WILL BE POSSIBLE
  BETWEEN MANHATTAN BEACH AND SANTA MONICA BEACH.

* TIMING...SURF WILL PEAK THIS AFTERNOON THEN SLOWLY DIMINISH.

* HIGH TIDES NEAR 5.6 FEET WILL OCCUR 10 PM THIS EVENING. TIDAL
  OVERFLOWS ARE NOT ANTICIPATED WITH THIS EVENT.

* IMPACTS...THE LARGE SURF AND POWERFUL RIP CURRENTS WILL
  PRODUCE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS. PEOPLE
  STANDING TOO CLOSE TO THE WAVES CAN BE SWEPT OFF THEIR FEET
  AND INJURED. LARGE WAVES CAN SWEEP PEOPLE OFF OF JETTIES AND
  WAVES MAY WASH OVER SEA WALLS. BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED AT
  TIMES OF HIGH TIDE. LONGSHORE CURRENTS COMMONLY OCCUR WHEN
  WAVES APPROACH THE SHORELINE AT AN ANGLE. THEY CAN BE
  PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS NEAR A JETTY OR PIER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

$$

CAZ039-040-050500-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0009.000000T0000Z-150506T0600Z/
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST-VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
1218 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...3 TO 6 FOOT SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS CAN BE
  EXPECTED ALONG SOUTH FACING BEACHES INCLUDING COAL OIL...
  CAMPUS... AND RINCON POINTS. THEY CAN BE PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS
  NEAR A JETTY OR PIER. THERE COULD BE SOME LOCAL BEACH EROSION AS
  WELL.

* IMPACTS...OCEAN ACTIVITIES MAY POTENTIALLY BE DANGEROUS FOR
  ANYONE. BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

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.

&&

$$

CAZ034-035-050500-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0009.000000T0000Z-150506T0600Z/
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CENTRAL COAST-
1218 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

* HAZARDS...STRONG RIP CURRENTS CAN BE EXPECTED AT SOUTH FACING
  BEACHES INCLUDING AVILA BEACH IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY...AND
  AT JALAMA AND POINT SAL BEACHES IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY. THEY
  CAN BE PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS NEAR A JETTY OR PIER. THERE COULD
  BE SOME LOCAL BEACH EROSION AS WELL.

* IMPACTS...OCEAN ACTIVITIES MAY POTENTIALLY BE DANGEROUS FOR
  ANYONE. BEACH EROSION IS EXPECTED AT TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

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.

&&

$$

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