- Beach Hazards Statement for Ventura County Coast 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
...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.