San Diego County Coastal Areas Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Beach Hazard Statement
Issued: 1:32 AM PDT Oct. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement now in effect through Thursday
afternoon...

* waves and surf... 3 to 6 ft with sets to 7 ft along southwest
facing beaches from Solana Beach north through Orange County.

* Timing... continuing through Thursday. Surf is a little lower on
Thursday but 6 foot sets are expected to continue.

* Impacts... there is an increased risk of ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
breaking waves can wash people off jetties and rocks, and
capsize small boats near shore.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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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