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  • Beach Hazards Statement for Catalina Island County, California
  • Beach Hazards Statement issued July 03 at 5:47AM PDT until July 06 at 9:00PM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 6 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, July 6, 2018 at 9 p.m.
  • .A large southerly swell from Hurricane Fabio will move into the
    waters late Wednesday evening, peak in height Thursday afternoon
    through Friday morning, then slowly subsiding through Friday
    night. This swell is slightly smaller but very similar to the
    swell from Hurricane Marie in August 2014, when large surf,
    lethal rip currents, and damaging coastal flooding of exposed
    south- facing coastlines occurred over southwest California. The
    surf and rip currents will be especially dangerous considering
    the anticipated large beach crowds from the record hot
    temperatures.
    ...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY
    EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...
    * HAZARD OUTLOOK...A High Surf Advisory will likely be issued on
    Tuesday or Wednesday, and a coastal flood advisory may be
    needed as well. Surf of 8 to 11 feet on south facing beaches
    is expected late Wednesday through Friday, including Port
    Hueneme, Zuma, and Cayucos. Life-threatening rip currents are
    certain, and sneaker waves will be possible. Also possible is
    coastal flooding of exposed south facing low-lying coastal
    areas, such as beach parking lots and normally dry beach
    areas, especially late Thursday afternoon.
    * 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.

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