Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 4:34 AM PDT Apr. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect from 8 am PDT this
morning through Monday evening...

* hazards... surf building to 3 to 6 feet by this afternoon...
continuing through Monday. The surf may build to 4 to 7 feet by
Monday evening. Strong rip currents are also expected.

* Impacts... 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.

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.