San Luis Obispo County Central Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Beach Hazard Statement
Statement as of 4:39 AM PDT on May 04, 2015

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

* hazards... powerful long period surf and strong rip currents
can be expected at south facing beaches including Avila Beach
in San Luis Obispo County... and at Jalama and Point Sal beaches
in Santa Barbara County. They can be particularly dangerous
near a jetty or pier. There could be some local beach erosion
as well.

* Impacts... ocean activities may potentially be dangerous for
anyone. Beach erosion is expected at times of high tide.

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.