Coastal Hazard Warning Today South OC Beaches Surf 4 to 6 Feet

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COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
642 AM PDT TUE SEP 16 2014

…STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND ELEVATED SURF THROUGH THURSDAY…

.A LONG-PERIOD SOUTH-SOUTHWEST SWELL PRODUCED BY A SOUTHERN
HEMISPHERE STORM WILL PRODUCE ELEVATED SURF…AND STRONG RIP AND
LONGSHORE CURRENTS AT THE ORANGE AND SAN DIEGO COUNTY BEACHES
THROUGH THURSDAY. HIGHEST SURF WILL BE ALONG SOUTHWEST FACING
BEACHES. THE SWELL WILL GRADUALLY LOWER FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND.

BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN DIEGO HAS ISSUED A BEACH
HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND ELEVATED SURF…WHICH
IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* WAVES AND SURF…4 TO 6 FEET ALONG SOUTHWEST FACING BEACHES. 2
TO 4 FEET ELSEWHERE.

* RIP CURRENTS…WIDESPREAD DANGEROUS RIP AND LONGSHORE CURRENTS.

* TIMING…THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS…THE ELEVATED SURF…STRONG RIP CURRENTS…AND
LONGSHORE CURRENTS WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUS SWIMMING
CONDITIONS…ESPECIALLY FOR INEXPERIENCED SWIMMERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR RIP CURRENTS MEANS THAT CONDITIONS
ARE PRESENT TO SUPPORT A HEIGHTENED RISK OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
RIP CURRENTS ARE TYPICALLY MORE FREQUENT AND STRONGER IN THE
VICINITY OF JETTIES…INLETS…AND PIERS. SWIMMERS CAUGHT IN A RIP
CURRENT SHOULD SWIM PARALLEL TO THE COAST TO ESCAPE THE RIP
CURRENT BEFORE TRYING TO SWIM FOR SHORE. SWIMMERS SHOULD ALWAYS
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

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