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Beach Hazard Statement

Statement as of 1:33 AM PST on December 20, 2014

Expires 1:00 PM EST on December 23, 2014

... Beach hazards statement remains in effect through Tuesday

* surf... 4 to 7 feet at exposed west-facing beaches late today
through early Sunday. Isolated sets to 8 feet possible between
La Jolla and Point Loma. 3 to 5 feet elsewhere.

* Locations... highest surf along exposed west-facing beaches...
especially north of Newport Beach in Orange County and south
of del Mar in San Diego County.

* Timing... surf building today and peaking tonight into Sunday
morning... then slowly lowering Sunday afternoon through
Tuesday. Minor tidal overflow Sunday through Tuesday mornings.
Strong rip currents today through Tuesday.

* Tides... high tides around 7 feet between about 7 am and 9 am each

* Impacts... elevated surf and strong rip currents will result in
dangerous swimming conditions. Minor flooding of low-lying
areas along the beach is possible... including beach parking

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A beach hazards statement is issued when threats such as strong
rip currents... elevated surf heights... minor tidal overflow... or
lightning are possible at local beaches. Obey posted warning
signs and flags and talk to a lifeguard before swimming. Use
caution when in or near the water and always swim near a


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