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Latest Coastal/Lakeshore Hazard Messages by KLOX
Issued 12/10/2019 1:39 PM US/Pacific.
Valid through 12/15/2019 4:00 AM US/Pacific.
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santa barbara county south coast-
412 am pst sat dec 14 2019
...high surf advisory remains in effect until 4 am pst sunday...
* what...large waves of 5 to 7 feet and dangerous rip currents,
peaking tonight into saturday morning. minor flooding of
* where...santa barbara county south coast, highest across
exposed west facing beaches.
* when...until 4 am pst sunday, peaking this morning.
* impacts...there is an increased risk for ocean drowning. rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. large
breaking waves can cause injury, wash people off beaches and
rocks, and capsize small boats near shore. minor flooding of
sea water over beaches, around the time of high tide thursday
* additional details...west swell direction. largest high tides
near 6.5 feet (mllw) around 10 am today, lowering to 6.2 feet on
sunday with high tide around 1045 am.
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.