Santa Barbara County Central Coast Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 9:30 PM PDT Aug. 14, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect from Wednesday
evening through Friday evening...

* hazards... strong rip currents and elevated surf of 3-6 feet is
expected mainly on south facing beaches.

* Timing... Wednesday evening through Friday evening.

* Impacts... there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash people off of beaches and rock
jetties.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents... longshore currents... sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. 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.





930 PM PDT Tue Aug 14 2018

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect from Wednesday
evening through Friday evening...

* hazards... strong rip currents and elevated surf of 3-6 feet is
expected mainly on south facing beaches.

* Timing... Wednesday evening through Friday evening.

* Impacts... there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash people off of beaches and rock
jetties.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents... longshore currents... sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. 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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