Beach Hazard Statement:
- ...Beach hazards statement remains in effect through this evening...
- waves and surf...surf 2 to 4 ft with local sets to 5 feet across favored south facing beaches.
- Timing...through the day today. Surf and the long period swells will start to subside this evening.
- Potential impacts...hazardous swimming conditions due to frequent rip currents and longshore currents. People in the surf zone may be swept off their feet and pulled out to sea. If you do go into the waters...swim at guarded beaches and heed the advice of the beach patrol. If caught in the seaward pull of a rip current do not attempt to move directly toward shore. Instead...move sideways across the rip current until the pull eases. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A beach hazards statement is issued when threats to beach and surf zone safety are expected or occurring. Caution should be used when in or near the water. Stay near occupied lifeguard towers and never swim alone. If caught in a rip current...swim parallel to the shore.