Monterey County, California
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High Surf Advisory
CAZ505-509-529-530-202300-
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COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE-
SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST-NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-
SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST-
628 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM PST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* COASTAL FLOODING...COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE A CONCERN ALONG
THE IMMEDIATE COAST INCLUDING COASTAL MARSHES AND SLOUGHS.

* WAVES AND SURF...NORTHWEST SWELL OF 15 TO 18 FEET WITH A
PERIOD OF 18 SECONDS. OCCASIONAL BREAKERS OVER 25 FEET WILL BE
POSSIBLE.

* TIMING...FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES ALONG THE COAST WILL LIKELY
PRODUCE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS ON THE BEACH AND SURF ZONE...
ESPECIALLY NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES. THERE WILL ALSO BE AN
INCREASED LIKELIHOOD FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND BEACH
EROSION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH OR OBSERVE WAVES FROM EXPOSED
COASTAL STRUCTURES OR ROCKS DURING HIGH SURF CONDITIONS. VERY
LARGE WAVES CAN SUDDENLY SWEEP ACROSS PREVIOUSLY DRY AREAS.
SWIMMING OR SURFING IN THESE WAVES MAY BE DANGEROUS FOR ANYONE.

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

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

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