Rushing to the Waves: Doheny Early This Morning

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The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Hazard Message at 2:03a.m. on Wednesday August 27 2014. Large South Swells from Hurricane Marie will build to 10 feet this morning. The swell will produce large surf, strong rip currents and strong longshore currents through Friday.
Surf of 8 to 10 Feet will become more widespread today and Thursday across Orange County. Occasional sets at some beaches during this time could reach 12 to 15 Feet. High Surf could continue in Orange County Beaches through Friday. Waves could top at 15 Feet today and be as high as 10 feet Thursday.
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:

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Hazard Message For Orange County


At 8:28 pm The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Hazard Message for Orange County. They warned of possible large surf, strong rip currents, minor tidal overflow and minor beach erosion Tuesday night through Thursday Afternoon.
They said that large swells will develop from Hurricane Marie.
The swells could increase to around 10 Feet at the San Clemente Basin Buoy.
The National Weather Service is uncertain of the exact size of the surf and the timing of the largest swells and surf.
For more information please connect to the national weather service at