Santa Barbara

Beach Hazard Statement:

Issued at: 8:13 PM PDT on March 26, 2015, expires at: 4:00 PM PDT on March 29, 2015
  • ...Beach hazards statement now in effect from 2 am PDT Friday through Sunday afternoon...
  • hazards and timing...surf will build to 5 to 8 feet Friday on south facing beaches and continue through the weekend. Frequent strong rip currents...strong long-shore currents and sneaker waves will be possible during this time. The elevated surf and strong rip currents may persist through Monday.
  • Tides...the next high tide about 4 feet is expected around 4 am PDT Friday...followed by a low tide around a half foot around noon PDT.
  • Impacts...elevated surf will bring strong rip currents and long-shore currents to area beaches...along with a risk of sneaker waves. 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. Hall

Beach Hazard Statement:

Issued at: 8:13 PM PDT on March 26, 2015, expires at: 4:00 PM PDT on March 29, 2015
  • ...Beach hazards statement now in effect through Sunday afternoon...
  • hazards and timing...surf will build to 3 to 6 feet through Friday on south facing beaches and continue through the weekend. Frequent strong rip currents...strong long-shore currents and sneaker waves will be possible during this time. The elevated surf and strong rip currents may persist through Monday.
  • Tides...the next high tide about 4 feet is expected around 4 am PDT Friday...followed by a low tide around a half foot around noon PDT.
  • Impacts...elevated surf will bring strong rip currents and long-shore currents to area beaches...along with a risk of sneaker waves. 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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