Dana Point Tall Ship Sunset Parade Cancelled due to Hurricane Norbert

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Photo by South OC Beaches

The Dana Point Tall Ships Sunset Parade was cancelled today due to high surf from Hurricane Norbert. The Orange County Register Newspaper is reporting that the Festival Director Tracy Kirby stated that “With the huge surge and high tide, it would be unsafe for people to board the historic ships.”
The Tall Ship Festival is still scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. There may be changes to the festival due to Hurricane Norbert. We will keep you posted of any changes as we become of aware of them.
There is a beach advisory statement from The Weather Service.
“WAVES AND SURF…BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET WITH LOCAL SETS OF 7 TO
8 FEET ON FAVORED SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES OF ORANGE COUNTY.
SURF BUILDING LATE THIS AFTERNOON WITH PERIODS OF
ELEVATED SURF CONTINUING INTO MONDAY. A LARGER AND SHORTER PERIOD
SWELL WILL REINFORCE THE ELEVATED SURF FOR SUNDAY INTO MONDAY.
EVENING HIGH TIDES NEAR 6.8 FEET SATURDAY THROUGH
MONDAY.
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS…ESPECIALLY FOR
INEXPERIENCED SWIMMERS. LOCAL MINOR FLOODING OF LOW-LYING
BEACH AREAS POSSIBLE DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE SATURDAY…
SUNDAY AND MONDAY.
DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE SWELL GENERATED BY
TROPICAL CYCLONE NORBERT…A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED
FOR PORTIONS OF THE COAST SUNDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.
A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS ISSUED WHEN THREATS SUCH AS STRONG RIP CURRENTS…ELEVATED SURF HEIGHTS…MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW…OR LIGHTENING ARE POSSIBLE AT LOCAL BEACHES.
OBEY POSTED WARNING SIGNS AND FLAGS AND TALK TO A LIFEGUARD BEFORE SWIMMING. USE CAUTION WHEN IN OR NEAR THE WATER AND ALWAYS SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.”

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