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High Surf Advisory
CAZ006-505-509-529-530-182200-
/O.NEW.KMTR.SU.Y.0007.171020T0100Z-171021T0100Z/
SAN FRANCISCO-
COASTAL NORTH BAY INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
836 AM PDT WED OCT 18 2017

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM PDT
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS ISSUED A HIGH
SURF ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THURSDAY TO 6 PM PDT
FRIDAY.

* WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES OF 13 TO 18 FEET, OCCASIONALLY
UP TO 25 FEET ALONG WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...BEGINNING LATE THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES ALONG THE COAST WILL LEAD TO
INCREASED WAVE RUN-UP ON BEACHES WITH WAVES TOPPING AND WASHING
OVER LARGE ROCKS AND JETTIES. THESE LARGE WAVES CAN BE ERRATIC
AND UNPREDICTABLE. USE EXTRA CAUTION NEAR THE SURF ZONE AS THESE
LARGE WAVES WILL BE CAPABLE OF SWEEPING PEOPLE INTO THE FRIGID
AND TURBULENT OCEAN WATER. MARINERS TRAVERSING THE BAR OR HARBOR
ENTRANCES ARE ALSO URGED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION...OR STAY
IN PORT UNTIL THE THREAT SUBSIDES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

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