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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 3:15 PM PDT on June 24, 2016


... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Saturday
evening...

* hazards... strong rip currents and large shore break.

* Timing... now through Saturday evening.

* Location... from the Big Sur coast to Monterey Bay. Also...
coastal North Bay.

* Potential impacts... strong rip currents can pull even the
strongest swimmers away from shore. Large shore break can
result in serious neck and back injuries.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazard statement for rip currents means that conditions
are present to support a heightened risk of strong rip currents.
Rip currents are typically more frequent and stronger in the
vicinity of jetties... inlets... and piers. Swimmers caught in a
rip current should swim parallel to the coast to escape the rip
current before trying to swim for shore.





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