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High Surf Advisory
Issued: 4:30 AM PST Dec. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 10 PM PST Tuesday...

* surf... 6 to 10 foot surf with local sets to 12 feet can be
expected across west facing beaches, peaking this afternoon
through early Tuesday morning.

* Impacts... there is an increased risk for ocean drowning.
Strong rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea.
Large breaking waves can cause injury... wash people off
beaches and rocks... and capsize small boats near shore.

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.





High Surf Advisory
Issued: 4:30 AM PST Dec. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High surf advisory remains in effect until 10 PM PST Tuesday...

* surf... 6 to 10 foot surf with local sets to 12 feet can be
expected across west facing beaches, peaking this afternoon
through early Tuesday morning.

* Impacts... there is an increased risk for ocean drowning.
Strong rip currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea.
Large breaking waves can cause injury... wash people off
beaches and rocks... and capsize small boats near shore.

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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