High Surf Advisory, Beach Hazard Statement:
- ...Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 9 am PDT this morning... ...High surf advisory remains in effect from 9 am this morning to 5 PM PDT Sunday...
- hazards...high surf across exposed south facing beaches as well as high rip current risk.
- Timing...building surf across south facing beaches...peaking this afternoon through Sunday morning.
- Surf...3 to 5 feet with local breakers to 7 feet on south facing beaches through early this morning...then by mid to late morning surf is expected to increase to 5 to 7 feet with maximum breakers up to 9 feet through early Sunday afternoon... then diminishing through Sunday night into Monday.
- Location...south facing beaches will be most affected including Zuma...Malibu...and Cabrillo beaches in Los Angeles County...as well as Point Mugu and Port Hueneme in Ventura County. There will also be long shore currents that could affect west facing beaches.
- 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 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. 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. Kaplan/gomberg/rat