Southern California High Surf Alert Wednesday December 19 2018

Southern California High Surf Alert Wednesday December 19 2018 thru Friday December 21 2018.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Surf Alert thru Friday December 21 2018.

High Surf Advisory Dangerous Swimming Conditions

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area.
This can produce localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions.

There is an increased risk for ocean drowning.
Strong rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea.
Large breaking waves can cause injury and wash people off beaches and rocks and capsize small boats near shore.

Swim near a lifeguard.
If caught in a rip current, relax and float.
Do not swim against the current.
If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline.
If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.

High Surf Alert Coastal High Waves and Surf

A large, long-period swell from 290 degrees will subside Wednesday December 19 2018 and
continue to bring moderately high surf.
A new swell will arrive Thursday December 20 2018 and bring more high surf.
Swell and surf will gradually subside at Noon on Friday December 21 2018.

Surf is expected to reach 4 to 7 feet in Orange County.
Surf is expected to reach 5 to 8 feet in San Diego County.
Highest sets south of Del Mar.

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