« View county listBeach Hazard Statement
Ventura County Coast-
Los Angeles County Coast including Downtown Los Angeles-
Catalina and Santa Barbara Islands-
145 PM PDT Mon May 21 2018
...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...
The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
Beach Hazards Statement for elevated surf and dangerous rip
currents, which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
* 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
* 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.
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.