High Surf Advisory:
Issued at: 11:15 am PDT on August 23, 2014, expires at: 5:00 PM PDT on August 24, 2014
- ...High surf advisory remains in effect until 5 PM PDT Sunday...
- surf...5 to 7 feet with maximum breakers up to 10 feet along exposed south facing shores. The surf will peak this evening and gradually subside Sunday through Monday morning.
- Location...surf heights will vary at different beaches as well as at the same beach. The locations that are exposed to a south swell include Zuma...Malibu...and Cabrillo in Los Angeles County...and Point Mugu and Port Hueneme in Ventura County. The largest surf is expected in the vicinity of Port Hueneme and Zuma.
- Impacts...strong rip currents and long shore currents will create dangerous swimming conditions...especially for inexperienced swimmers. Sneaker waves can bring unexpectedly large waves across rocks and jetties near the Waters Edge. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area...producing rip currents and localized beach erosion. Remember...if caught in a rip current...swim parallel to shore until you are free of the powerful current. Always swim near a lifeguard.