High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement
11:00 PM AST
National Weather Service
... High surf advisory remains in effect until 2 am AST Saturday...
... High rip current risk remains in effect until 6 am AST
* waves and surf... seas up to 8 feet and breaking wave between 8
and 10 feet.
* Location... the north facing beaches of Puerto Rico.
* Timing... through 6 am AST Saturday morning for the high risk
of rip currents and through 2 am AST for the high surf
* Impacts... breaking wave between 8 and 10 feet and strong
currents that can carry even the best swimmers out to sea.
There is a high risk of rip currents.
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. Heed the advice of lifeguards... beach patrol
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.
A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions.