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Beach Hazard Statement
Statement as of 9:56 PM PDT on October 25, 2014

...Beach hazards statement remains in effect from 5 am PDT Sunday through late Sunday night...

* hazards and timing...surf will build to 4 to 6 feet with local sets to 8 feet on exposed west facing beaches early Sunday morning...then continue through Sunday night. There will be a high risk of strong rip currents and long shore currents.

* Impacts...the elevated surf will lead to dangerous swimming and hazardous surf conditions for inexperienced surfers...and an increased likelihood of dangerous currents in the surf zone.

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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