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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
838 AM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

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

.A LONG PERIOD SOUTH SWELL HAS STARTED TO MOVE INTO THE SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA BIGHT THIS MORNING. THIS SWELL WILL BUILD TO 3 TO 4
FEET AND CONTINUE WITH PERIODS OF AROUND 18 TO 20 SECONDS BY THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY. THE SWELL WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE
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. BESIDES 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.

CAZ041-087-032200-
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LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
CATALINA AND SANTA BARBARA ISLANDS-
838 AM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

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

* SURF...POWERFUL 5 TO 8 FEET 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 EFFECTED. LOCAL SURF OF 4 TO 6 FEET WILL
  BE POSSIBLE BETWEEN MANHATTAN BEACH AND SANTA MONICA BEACH.

* TIMING...SURF WILL INCREASE TODAY...PEAKING LATE THIS AFTERNOON
  THROUGH MONDAY...THEN DIMINISHING SOME THROUGH TUESDAY.

* HIGH TIDES OF AROUND 5.6 FEET WILL OCCUR AROUND 930 PM THIS
  EVENING AND 10 PM MONDAY 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.

&&

$$

CAZ040-032200-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0009.150503T1900Z-150506T0600Z/
VENTURA COUNTY COAST-
838 AM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON PDT TODAY
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...

* HAZARDS...ALONG EXPOSED SOUTH FACING BEACHES...EXPECT POWERFUL
  LONG PERIOD SURF OF 3 TO 6 FEET. THERE WILL BE STRONG RIP
  CURRENTS AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS. 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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