Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

High Surf Advisory
Statement as of 3:11 AM PDT on August 23, 2014

...High surf advisory remains in effect until 5 PM PDT Sunday...

* surf...5 to 7 feet with maximum breakers up to 9 feet on south facing beaches through early Sunday afternoon. Local sets of 10 feet or greater will continue at times near Port Hueneme in Ventura County. Surf will diminish Sunday night into Monday.

* Location...south facing beaches will be most affected including Zuma...Malibu...and Cabrillo beaches in Los Angeles County...as well as Point Mugu and Port Hueneme in Ventura County. There will also be long shore currents that could affect west facing beaches.

* Impacts...strong rip currents and long shore currents will create dangerous swimming conditions...especially for inexperienced swimmers. Sneaker waves can bring unexpectedly large waves across rocks and jetties near the Waters Edge.

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.

Remember...if caught in a rip current...swim parallel to shore until you are free of the powerful current. Always swim near a lifeguard.


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