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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 7:25 PM PDT on July 25, 2017

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 01, 2017


... Beach hazards statement in effect from Friday morning through
next Tuesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
beach hazards statement for the potential for high surf and strong
rip currents, which is in effect from Friday morning through next
Tuesday evening.

* Surf and hazards... a long-period southerly swell originating
from Hurricane Hilary is expected to arrive at Southern
California beaches on Friday and linger through early next week.
Although the exact details of the surf event, such as timing
and height of the surf are somewhat uncertain, there is a
potential for high surf with sets up to 10 feet over the weekend
through Monday at south-facing beaches of Los Angeles and
Ventura counties. In addition, strong rip currents and longshore
currents will likely develop during this time period.

* 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.



Hall/Smith/sirard



725 PM PDT Tue Jul 25 2017

... Beach hazards statement in effect from Friday morning through
next Tuesday evening...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
beach hazards statement for the potential for high surf and strong
rip currents, which is in effect from Friday morning through next
Tuesday evening.

* Surf and hazards... a long-period southerly swell originating
from Hurricane Hilary is expected to arrive at Southern
California beaches on Friday and linger through early next week.
Although the exact details of the surf event, such as timing
and height of the surf are somewhat uncertain, there is a
potential for high surf with sets up to 10 feet over the weekend
through Monday at south-facing beaches of Los Angeles and
Ventura counties. In addition, strong rip currents and longshore
currents will likely develop during this time period.

* 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.



Hall/Smith/sirard


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