Santa Barbara

Beach Hazard Statement:

Issued at: 7:52 PM PDT on March 30, 2015, expires at: 8:00 AM PDT on April 02, 2015
  • ...Beach hazards statement now in effect through Thursday morning...
  • hazards and timing...surf will range from 6 to 8 feet along exposed west facing shores through this evening with local sets to 10 feet. Frequent strong rip currents and strong long-shore currents are likely.
  • Tides...the lower high tide is expected to occur in the evening with the higher high tide occurring in the early morning.
  • Impacts...elevated surf will bring strong rip currents and long- shore currents. A long period swell also causes more powerful surf and a potential for minor beach erosion during times of high tide. 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.
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