Statement as of 8:55 AM PDT on October 17, 2017
Expires 11:00 PM EDT on October 18, 2017
... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Wednesday
* hazards... surf is expected to rise to 3 to 6 feet this afternoon
into Wednesday. Dangerous rip currents will affect many beaches.
The surf will be highest on west to northwest facing beaches.
* Impacts... there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
breaking waves can wash people off beaches and rocks... and
capsize small boats near shore.
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.