Hurricane Marie Greets Doheny State Beach with Large Swells

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Capo Beach at 6:30p.m. pst on Tuesday August 26 2014
(photo by David Crane for South OC Beaches)

The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Hazard Message at 6:26pm on Tuesday August 26 2014. Large South Swells from Hurricane Marie will build to 10 feet tonight. The swell will produce large surf, strong rip currents and strong longshore currents through Thursday.
Surf of 8 to 10 Feet will become more widespread tonight and Wednesday across Orange County. Occasional sets at some beaches during this time could reach 12 to 15 Feet.
Impacts will be greatest along the beaches of Orange County where damage to Piers and other structures is possible. Some beach erosion is possible. The large surf with very strong rip currents and longshore currents will create extremely dangerous swimming and surfing conditions.Occasionally larger waves can appear unexpectedly and wash over rocks and jetties near the waters edge.
Link to the NWS for more information:
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=ca&prodtype=warnings

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