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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 1:01 PM PDT on October 20, 2017


... High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 PM PDT this
evening...
... Beach hazards statement in effect from 6 PM PDT this evening
through Saturday evening...

The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a beach
hazards statement for sneaker waves, large shore break, and
increased risk of rip currents which is in effect from 6 PM PDT
this evening through Saturday evening.

* Waves and surf... breaking waves of around 15 feet, occasionally
up to 25 feet, with periods of 15 to 18 seconds. For
Saturday... breaking waves of 8 to 13 feet with periods of 13 to
15 seconds.

* Timing... waves peaking Fri morning... tapering off later Fri...
with continued beach hazards Friday night through Saturday.

* Location... coastline from Sonoma County south through Monterey
County. In particular west to northwest facing
beaches... including but not limited to... Ocean Beach... Montara
State Beach and Marina state beach.

* Impacts... large breaking waves along the coast will lead to
increased wave run-up on beaches with waves topping and
washing over large rocks and jetties. These large waves can be
erratic and unpredictable. Use extra caution near the surf
zone as these large waves will be capable of sweeping people
into the frigid and turbulent ocean water. Mariners traversing
The Bar or Harbor entrances are also urged to exercise extreme
caution... or stay in port until the threat subsides.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing rip currents and localized beach
erosion.

A beach hazard statement means the potentially dangerous
conditions may exist on specific beaches. These hazards may
include large shore break... strong rip currents... strong longshore
currents and possibly sneaker waves. All of which could be life
threatening. Be sure to always keep your eyes on the ocean.





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