Santa Barbara

High Surf Advisory, Coastal Flood Advisory:

Issued at: 5:48 PM PST on December 18, 2014, expires at: 3:00 PM PST on December 21, 2014
  • ...High surf advisory in effect from 9 PM Friday to midnight PST Sunday night... ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 3 am Saturday to 3 PM PST Sunday... The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a high surf advisory...which is in effect from 9 PM Friday to midnight PST Sunday night. A coastal Flood Advisory has also been issued. This coastal Flood Advisory is in effect from 3 am Saturday to 3 PM PST Sunday.
  • Surf and timing...surf heights will likely exceed 10 feet by late Friday evening. The peak of the event will likely occur on Saturday when 15 to 20 foot breakers...with locally higher sets will be likely for exposed northwest facing beaches. Surf should gradually subside through Sunday...but may remain above 10 feet through late Sunday evening.
  • 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.
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