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High Surf Advisory
Issued: 11:04 AM PDT Oct. 21, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until noon PDT Sunday...

* surf... high surf of 11 to 16 feet with sets to 18 feet is
expected this afternoon across northwest and west facing
beaches. The surf is expected to diminish beginning this
afternoon but remain above 10 feet through Sunday morning.

* Locations... northwest and west facing beaches across the
central coast.

* Impacts... large powerful and damaging waves and strong
currents will create a risk of ocean drowning. Sneaker waves
can suddenly overrun previously dry beaches and jetties.

* Tides... high tides will be moderately high around 5.4 ft at
11:11 am PDT this morning... 4.0 ft at 11:30 PM PDT tonight...
and around 5.2 ft at 11:40 am PDT Sunday.

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. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught
in a rip current, relax and float. Don't swim against the
current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If
unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.





Wind Advisory
Issued: 2:44 PM PDT Oct. 21, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect until 5 am PDT Monday...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
Wind Advisory, which is in effect until 5 am PDT Monday.

* Winds... northeast to east winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40
mph at times through late Sunday night.

* Impacts... gusty winds could create travel difficulty for high
profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

When driving, use extra caution. Be prepared for sudden gusty
cross winds.





High Surf Advisory
Issued: 11:04 AM PDT Oct. 21, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until noon PDT Sunday...

* surf... high surf of 11 to 16 feet with sets to 18 feet is
expected this afternoon across northwest and west facing
beaches. The surf is expected to diminish beginning this
afternoon but remain above 10 feet through Sunday morning.

* Locations... northwest and west facing beaches across the
central coast.

* Impacts... large powerful and damaging waves and strong
currents will create a risk of ocean drowning. Sneaker waves
can suddenly overrun previously dry beaches and jetties.

* Tides... high tides will be moderately high around 5.4 ft at
11:11 am PDT this morning... 4.0 ft at 11:30 PM PDT tonight...
and around 5.2 ft at 11:40 am PDT Sunday.

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. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught
in a rip current, relax and float. Don't swim against the
current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If
unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.





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