Orange County Coastal Areas Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

High Surf Advisory
Statement as of 1:27 PM PDT on August 27, 2014

...High surf advisory remains in effect until 1 am PDT Friday...

* surf and timing...today...8 to 12 feet with occasional sets of 15 to 18 feet at favored beaches. Tonight...7 to 10 feet with local sets to 12 feet. Thursday...5 to 7 feet with local sets to 10 feet.

* Coastal flooding potential...some coastal flooding is possible along south facing beaches and low lying areas today...mainly during high tide late this evening.

* Impacts...will be greatest along the beaches of Orange County where damage to piers and other structures is possible...along with some beach erosion. The large surf with very strong rip currents and longshore currents will create extremely dangerous swimming and surfing conditions. Occasionally larger waves can appear unexpectedly...washing over 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.

Local Storm Report

08/26/2014 0930 PM

Seal Beach, Orange County.

Coastal flood, reported by law enforcement.

Lifeguard station reported coastal flooding at Seal Beach. Water getting into the parking lot just before high tide.

08/26/2014 0930 PM

Seal Beach, Orange County.

Coastal flood, reported by law enforcement.

Lifeguard station reported coastal flooding at Seal Beach. Water getting into the parking lot just before high tide.