Beach Hazard Statement
Areas affected:
Los Angeles, CA; Orange, CA; Ventura, CA

CAZ040-041-087-222200-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0005.180522T1300Z-180525T0200Z/
Ventura County Coast-
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands-
513 AM PDT Tue May 22 2018

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING…

* HAZARDS…Dangerous rip currents and breaking waves are expected
due to elevated surf of 3 to 6 feet from a long period southerly
swell. Locally larger waves are possible on south-facing
beaches.

* IMPACTS…There is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
breaking waves can wash people off beaches and rocks…and
capsize small boats near shore.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents…longshore currents…sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. 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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Beach Hazard Statement
Areas affected:
Los Angeles, CA; Orange, CA; Ventura, CA

CAZ552-222100-
/O.CON.KSGX.BH.S.0002.180522T1300Z-180525T0100Z/
Orange County Coastal Areas-
143 AM PDT Tue May 22 2018

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM PDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON…

* Surf…4 to 6 feet with sets to 7 feet. Highest surf on
exposed south facing beaches.

* Timing…Today through Thursday.

* Impacts…Strong rip and longshore currents will create
hazardous swimming conditions.

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
lifeguard.

&&

$$

Beach Hazard Statement
Areas affected:
Los Angeles, CA; Orange, CA; Ventura, CA

CAZ040-041-087-222200-
/O.CON.KLOX.BH.S.0005.180522T1300Z-180525T0200Z/
Ventura County Coast-
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands-
513 AM PDT Tue May 22 2018

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY
EVENING…

* HAZARDS…Dangerous rip currents and breaking waves are expected
due to elevated surf of 3 to 6 feet from a long period southerly
swell. Locally larger waves are possible on south-facing
beaches.

* IMPACTS…There is an increased risk for ocean drowning. Rip
currents can pull swimmers and surfers out to sea. Large
breaking waves can wash people off beaches and rocks…and
capsize small boats near shore.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when threats such as rip
currents…longshore currents…sneaker waves and other hazards
create life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. 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.

&&

$$