San Diego County Coastal Areas Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Beach Hazard Statement
Statement as of 1:14 AM PDT on September 01, 2014

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

* waves and surf...2 to 4 feet with local sets to 5 feet.

* Rip currents...strong rip and longshore currents along Orange and San Diego County beaches through early this evening.

* Timing...through early this evening.

* Impacts...dangerous swimming conditions through the Labor Day Holiday weekend.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards 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. Swimmers should always talk to a lifeguard before entering the water and also swim near a lifeguard.

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