South Orange County Beaches High Waves Expected This Week

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The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazards Statement today, Wednesday December 10 2014 for Orange County Beaches.

SURF BUILDING THROUGH THE WEEK WITH LARGEST SURF FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY.

A SERIES OF STORMS OVER THE NORTHERN PACIFIC WILL GENERATE
INCREASINGLY LARGER WEST-NORTHWEST SWELLS THROUGH THIS WEEKEND.
LARGEST SURF OCCURRING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
SETS OF 12 TO 14 FEET ARE POSSIBLE,
ESPECIALLY ALONG WEST FACING BEACHES.
THE SWELLS START TO SLOWLY LOWER EARLY NEXT WEEK.

BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY
EVENING.

SURF BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FEET WITH SETS TO 8 FEET BY THIS
AFTERNOON.
SURF INCREASING TO 5 TO 8 FEET WITH SETS TO 10 FEET
BY EARLY THURSDAY.
THEN RISING FURTHER TO 7 TO 10 FEET WITH
SETS TO 14 FEET FRIDAY THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY.

HIGH TIDES OF 4 TO 5 FEET DURING THE LATE MORNING
HOURS EACH DAY.

THE HIGH SURF AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS WILL RESULT IN
DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.
WAVES MAY OVER-TOP JETTIES AND SEA WALLS AT TIMES.
SOME WAVES MAY WASH INTO LOW-LYING BEACH AREAS AT TIMES.
WAVES MAY PRODUCE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO SMALL CRAFT WITHIN THE SURF ZONE.
SIGNIFICANT BEACH EROSION IS POSSIBLE.

A BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT FOR A HIGH SURF OUTLOOK MEANS THAT HIGH SURF CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR WITHIN THE NEXT 3 TO 5 DAYS.
HIGH SURF PRODUCES HAZARDOUS SWIMMING AND SURF ZONE CONDITIONS.

For more information please link to NWS

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