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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 5:58 AM PDT on April 18, 2015

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 18, 2015


... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 5 PM PDT this
afternoon...

* surf... surf of 3 to 6 feet with local sets to 7 feet will begin
to subside late this afternoon.

* Locations... the largest surf is expected on exposed west
facing beaches... including Hermosa... Manhattan and Venice
beaches in Los Angeles County... Oxnard Shores and Ventura
Point in Ventura County... and El Capitan and Rincon Point
along the Santa Barbara South Coast.

* Tides... a high tide near 5.0 feet will occur around 10 am PDT
this morning.

* Impacts... large waves and strong rip currents will make swimming
and surfing hazardous. Sneaker waves can suddenly wash people of
rocks and jetties.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats to beach and
surf zone safety are expected or occurring. Caution should be
used when in or near the water. Stay near occupied lifeguard
towers and never swim alone. If caught in a rip current... swim
parallel to the shore.





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