Beach Hazard Statement:
- ...Beach hazards statement remains in effect through this evening...
- hazards and timing...surf heights of 3 to 5 feet with local sets to 7 feet will be possible along south to southwest facing beaches. Strong long shore currents and rip currents are also expected on area beaches. The surf will begin to diminish on Friday... but strong rip currents are likely to continue through Friday evening.
- Locations most impacted...beaches facing southeast through southwest such as Zuma beach...Malibu...Venice Beach and Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles County...and Ventura Point... hueneme beach and Sycamore Cove in Ventura County.
- Impacts...the elevated surf...strong rip currents and strong long shore currents will create dangerous swimming and surfing conditions. Sneaker waves... which are unexpectedly large waves that may spill over dry rocks and jetties... can pose an additional hazard. 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. Kaplan/Smith