High Surf Advisory, Coastal Flood Advisory:
- ...High surf advisory remains in effect from 9 PM this evening to midnight PST Sunday night... ...Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 3 am Saturday to 3 PM PST Sunday...
- surf and timing...surf heights will likely exceed 10 feet by late this evening. The peak of the event will occur on Saturday when 15 to 20 foot breakers are expected. Locally higher sets will be possible for exposed northwest facing beaches. Surf should gradually subside on Sunday...but may remain above 10 feet through at least late Sunday evening. The high surf advisory may need to be extended into Monday.
- Coastal flooding...there be the potential for minor coastal flooding this weekend...especially a few hours either side of high tide. A high tide of 6.2 feet will occur at Port San Luis at 752 am on Saturday...then 6.4 feet at 831 am on Sunday.
- Impacts...there is the potential for significant beach erosion... damage to structures such as piers...minor coastal flooding...dangerous rip currents...and sneaker waves. 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. A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that the very large surf and high tides will combine to generate flooding of low lying areas along the shore.