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High Surf Advisory

Statement as of 12:06 PM PST on January 18, 2018


... High surf advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PST Saturday...

* surf and timing... surf is expected to build today, peaking at
8 to 12 feet late tonight and Friday. Sets to 15 feet are
possible at exposed locations such as Ventura pier. High surf
will slowly subside by Saturday evening.

* Impacts... large, powerful, and dangerous waves with strong
currents will create an increased risk in drownings. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
jetties. There will be also a high risk of life-threatening
rip currents. Damaging breaking waves are possible near the
entrance of the Ventura Harbor. Local flooding of low lying
beach parking lots will be possible with the high surf.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught
in a rip current, relax and float. Don't swim against the
current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If
unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.





High Surf Advisory

Statement as of 12:06 PM PST on January 18, 2018


... High surf advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PST Saturday...

* surf and timing... surf is expected to build today, peaking at
8 to 12 feet late tonight and Friday. Sets to 15 feet are
possible at exposed locations such as Ventura pier. High surf
will slowly subside by Saturday evening.

* Impacts... large, powerful, and dangerous waves with strong
currents will create an increased risk in drownings. Sneaker
waves can suddenly wash over previously dry beaches and
jetties. There will be also a high risk of life-threatening
rip currents. Damaging breaking waves are possible near the
entrance of the Ventura Harbor. Local flooding of low lying
beach parking lots will be possible with the high surf.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in
the advisory area... producing localized beach erosion and
dangerous swimming conditions. Swim near a lifeguard. If caught
in a rip current, relax and float. Don't swim against the
current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If
unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.





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