Statement as of 2:35 AM PDT on August 17, 2018
... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through this
* hazards... strong rip currents and surf of 3 to 6 feet mainly
on south facing beaches.
* Timing... through this evening.
* Impacts... there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash people off of beaches and rock
A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents... longshore currents... sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. Swim near a
lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don't
swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following
the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or
wave for help.