Santa Cruz, California, United States (95060)
Lat: 36.97N, Lon: 122.03W
Wx Zone: CAZ529
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Statement
 Issued: 751 PM PDT TUE OCT 21 2014
 Expires: 300 AM PDT WED OCT 22 2014
 
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STATEMENT
Issue Date: 751 PM PDT TUE OCT 21 2014
Expiration: 300 AM PDT WED OCT 22 2014

...LARGE LONG PERIOD SWELLS WILL CONTINUE THROOUGH TONIGHT...

A PACIFIC STORM IN THE GULF OF ALASKA HAS GENERATED LARGE WEST TO
NORTHWEST SWELLS THAT WILL CONTINUE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS TODAY
WITH SWELL HEIGHTS OF 11 TO 13 FEET AT 12 TO 14 SECONDS EXPECTED.
THIS WILL RESULT IN LARGE BREAKERS ALONG THE BEACHES WITH AN
INCREASED RISK OF SNEAKER WAVES AND RIP CURRENTS. SWELLS ARE
FORECAST TO DECREASE TONIGHT.

CAZ006-505-509-529-530-221000-
/O.CON.KMTR.BH.S.0012.000000T0000Z-141022T1000Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
751 PM PDT TUE OCT 21 2014



...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT
WEDNESDAY...

* LOCATION...COASTLINE FROM SONOMA COUNTY SOUTH THROUGH MONTEREY 
COUNTY. IN PARTICULAR WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES... 
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO...OCEAN BEACH...MONTARA STATE 
BEACH...HALF MOON BAY STATE BEACH...MANRESA STATE BEACH AND 
MARINA STATE BEACH. 

* TIMING...THROUGH TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKERS WITH INCREASED RISK OF RIP CURRENTS 
AND SNEAKER WAVES. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT FOR RIP CURRENTS MEANS THAT CONDITIONS
ARE PRESENT TO SUPPORT A HEIGHTENED RISK OF STRONG RIP CURRENTS.
RIP CURRENTS ARE TYPICALLY MORE FREQUENT AND STRONGER IN THE
VICINITY OF JETTIES...INLETS...AND PIERS. SWIMMERS CAUGHT IN A
RIP CURRENT SHOULD SWIM PARALLEL TO THE COAST TO ESCAPE THE RIP
CURRENT BEFORE TRYING TO SWIM FOR SHORE. SWIMMERS SHOULD ALWAYS
SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD.

A BEACH HAZARD STATEMENT FOR SNEAKER WAVES MEANS THAT CONDITIONS
ARE PRESENT TO SUPPORT A HEIGHTENED RISK OF UNSUSPECTING BEACH
GOERS BEING SWEPT INTO THE SEA BY A WAVE. PEOPLE WALKING ALONG
THE BEACH SHOULD NEVER TURN THEIR BACK TO THE SEA. FISHERMAN
SHOULD AVOID FISHING FROM ROCKS OR JETTIES.

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE
NEW BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT...

HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SURVEY/NWS-SURVEY.PHP?CODE=CHMBHS.

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