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Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 12:46 PM PDT Mar. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 7 PM PDT this
evening...

* timing... the highest sneaker wave risk will be through this
evening.

* Impacts... larger surf at offshore breaks and an enhanced risk
of sneaker waves on northwest California beaches. Steep
beaches will have a higher risk of sneaker wave activity with
greater wave run-up onto beaches. Large waves will also wash
over jetties and rock outcroppings that may normally stay dry.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazard statement is issued when threats such as sneaker
waves and other hazards create life-threatening conditions in the
surf zone. Caution should be used when in or near the water.




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