Santa Barbara

Beach Hazard Statement:

Issued at: 10:51 am PDT on August 28, 2014, expires at: 6:00 PM PDT on August 29, 2014
  • ...Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Friday afternoon...
  • surf and rip currents...surf will range from 2 to 4 feet and strong rip currents will exist at times through Friday.
  • Locations...exposed south facing shores...including Jalama beach in Santa Barbara County as well as Port San Luis...Avila Beach...and Cayucos in San Luis Obispo County.
  • Impacts...the surf with very strong rip currents and long shore currents will create dangerous swimming and surfing conditions. Sneaker waves can bring unexpectedly large waves across rocks and jetties near the Waters Edge...and suddenly inundate beaches. South swells also have a history of producing damage to boats docked at Port San Luis. 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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Local Weather Forecasts

Thursday Morning Weather2

Thursday Morning Weather2

Expect another round of above average temperatures today. High surf will impact the Santa Barbara and Ventura County south-facing beaches thanks to Tropical Storm Marie.

Wednesday Evening Forecast

Wednesday Evening Forecast

Hot and toasty temperatures will continue through the end of the week, along with high surf for areas to the south of Point Conception.

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