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High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:22 AM EDT Apr. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 10 PM EDT this
evening...
... High rip current risk remains in effect through Sunday
afternoon...

* high surf... breaking waves up to 5 to 6 feet are expected
along area beaches.

* High surf timing... through late tonight.

* High surf impacts... large breaking waves will produce very
dangerous conditions along area beaches. Venturing into the
surf is not recommended.

* Rip current timing... increasing wave action will create
dangerous rip currents along area beaches through Sunday
morning.

* Rip current impacts... life threatening rip currents are likely
today. Always swim near a lifeguard, and never swim alone!

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. For maximum safety... swim near a lifeguard.
Pay attention to flags and signs.

If you become caught in a rip current... Yell for help. Remain
calm... do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.





High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:22 AM EDT Apr. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 10 PM EDT this
evening...
... High rip current risk remains in effect through Sunday
afternoon...

* high surf... breaking waves up to 5 to 6 feet are expected
along area beaches.

* High surf timing... through late tonight.

* High surf impacts... large breaking waves will produce very
dangerous conditions along area beaches. Venturing into the
surf is not recommended.

* Rip current timing... increasing wave action will create
dangerous rip currents along area beaches through Sunday
morning.

* Rip current impacts... life threatening rip currents are likely
today. Always swim near a lifeguard, and never swim alone!

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in The
Sandbar and in the vicinity of structures such as groins...
jetties and piers. For maximum safety... swim near a lifeguard.
Pay attention to flags and signs.

If you become caught in a rip current... Yell for help. Remain
calm... do not exhaust yourself and stay afloat while waiting for
help. If you have to swim out of a rip current... swim parallel to
shore and back toward the beach when possible. Do not attempt to
swim directly against a rip current as you will tire quickly.





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