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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 1:59 AM PST on December 18, 2014

Expires 3:00 AM EST on December 22, 2014


... Beach hazards statement in effect from late Friday night
through Sunday evening...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
beach hazards statement for possible high surf... which is in effect
from late Friday night through Sunday evening.

* Surf and timing... surf heights may exceed 10 feet as early as
midnight on Friday. The peak of the event will likely occur on
Saturday when 15 to 20 foot breakers... with local sets to 25
feet will be possible for exposed northwest facing beaches. Surf
should gradually subside through Sunday... but may remain above
10 feet through late Sunday evening. A high surf advisory will
likely be issued with this event as it gets closer and
confidence in timing increases.

* Impacts... impacts may include significant beach erosion... damage
to structures such as piers... minor coastal flooding... dangerous
rip currents... and sneaker waves.

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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